Synopsys Galaxy Custom Designer

Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) recently introduced their Galaxy Custom Designer solution for mixed-signal implementation. Galaxy Custom Designer leverages Synopsys’ Galaxy Design Platform to provide a unified solution for custom and digital designs, thereby enhancing designer efficiency. Galaxy Custom Designer is available now.

Galaxy Custom Designer delivers a familiar user interface while integrating a common use model for simulation, analysis, parasitic extraction and physical verification. It is the first-ever implementation solution built natively on the OpenAccess database for legacy designs as well as a new componentized infrastructure offering unprecedented openness and interoperability with process design kits (PDKs) from leading foundries.

In addition to facilitating innovation with the open architecture, Galaxy Custom Designer dramatically enhances productivity by seamlessly bridging the gap between the historically disparate worlds of digital and custom design. Galaxy Custom Designer enables complete data transparency with Synopsys’ IC Compiler physical implementation solution, allowing the exchange of vital information during floorplanning, placement, routing and final chip editing to reduce time-consuming design iterations.

Built from the ground up, Galaxy Custom Designer was architected for productivity. Key modules include a schematic editor featuring on-canvas editing and dynamic net highlighting. The simulation environment provides a common use model allowing access to Synopsys simulators, including HSPICE®, HSIM XA, NanoSim® XA and WaveView Analyzer. The layout editor features a real-time preview of P-Cell parameter changes. In addition, the results from Hercules DRC/LVS and Star-RCXT parasitic extraction are dynamically available within Galaxy Custom Designer.

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