Tuscany Dashboard Web-Enabled Visualization of IC Design Data

Tuscany Design Automation announced the Tuscany Dashboard, which is a web-enabled solution for the visualization and control of IC design data, bridging front-end and back-end teams. Tuscany Dashboard is a platform for management tracking and ensures that designers can see what they need to see and do what they need to do to get to design closure. The Tuscany Dashboard will be shipping to early beta customers on August 3, with production release scheduled for the fourth quarter. US pricing begins at $50,000 per license per year.

Tuscany Dashboard Overview

  • Distributed development to close designs with challenging requirements even when engineers are working across multiple sites, with multiple chips in progress and with complex design constraints. Team members can share visualization and annotation to simultaneously optimize power, timing and placement.
  • Access to consistent views of data collected from all tools in a heterogeneous physical design flow, including the status of metrics, visualization of critical paths and the history of the design.
  • History of any modifications to the design database and the resulting changes to metrics, allowing comparisons from any point in the design timeline up to the state of the design today.

The Tuscany Dashboard works within all standard design flows, aggregating the output of the data from existing tools into a single source. The Tuscany Dashboard produces engineering views of current focal point issues or “hot spots” in the design. It also delivers customizable metrics, along with history and trends, and summarizes all in well-designed web pages.

Design teams need golden sign-off tools, from timing to back-end place-and-route and final verification. The intent is to ensure that final design and physical layout achieve the specified functional, timing and power requirements. Each of these tools produces its own analysis of the design and each has its own version of the data. Data integration and coordination across groups (and tools) always add time-consuming overhead. This invariably increases during final closure of the design, just at the point when it can be least afforded. As designs become more complex and as design teams become larger and more geographically dispersed, it is vital to have comprehensive information about the entire design in one place to enable better communication among the various teams.

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