Atrenta SpyGlass-Physical for Early Implementation Analysis

Atrenta launched SpyGlass-Physical tool for early implementation analysis. SpyGlass-Physical provides early estimates of area, power, timing and routability for RTL designers without the need for physical design expertise or tools. The tool helps to achieve performance targets in concurrent block/SoC development processes by using interactive implementation analysis features. The result is enhanced guidance for the actual implementation of both IPs and full-chip SoCs. SpyGlass-Physical is currently in limited deployment.

Atrenta SpyGlass-Physical for Early Implementation Analysis

SpyGlass-Physical Highlights

  • Provides a design dashboard with early estimates of RTL block power, timing, and congestion which is easy to understand for RTL designers and managers
  • Enables critical area, power, timing and congestion trade-offs early in the design phase
  • Provides rich visualization, interactivity and reporting to determine physical feasibility
  • Provides quick and accurate what-if analysis of architecture and micro-architecture both at the IP and SoC levels
  • Provides accurate and fast what-if analysis of multiple floorplan configurations
  • Generates floorplan and constraints guidance for IP and SoC development
  • Provides partitioning of physical blocks to meet SoC targets quickly
  • Supports connectivity abstractions such as interface definitions and transaction specifications
  • Extremely easy to use for RTL designers, RTL leads and SoC integrators
  • Very fast analysis to enable multiple iterations within a day
  • Provides relative quantitative measure of implementation readiness of RTL blocks – Facilitates tracking block implementation readiness progress as part of regression setup
  • Very fast analysis to enable multiple iterations within a day leads to faster design closure
  • RTL designers can take corrective action based on rule violation reports and power, area, congestion and timing reports without having to learn physical aspects or develop tool expertise
  • Integrated into the SpyGlass platform – Offers physical rules like other SpyGlass tools
  • Rich set of visualization, what-if analysis, reports and metrics enable easy to use floorplanning for complex IP and SoC’s
  • SpyGlass-Physical makes existing flows more efficient and significantly reduces overall design closure time

More information: Atrenta SpyGlass-Physical (pdf)