Synopsys PrimeTime ADV Features ECO Guidance Technology

Synopsys recently introduced their PrimeTime ADV solution. The tool is a new configuration of the PrimeTime static timing analysis and signoff product. PrimeTime ADV increases designer productivity, and enables the lowest leakage power and highest frequency designs to meet today’s aggressive design schedules. PrimeTime ADV features advanced leakage recovery.

PrimeTime ADV will incorporate physical-aware signoff-driven engineering change order (ECO) guidance technology, which works in conjunction with the latest innovations for Synopsys’ IC Compiler solution. This enables the fastest path to timing closure and the lowest leakage power for gigahertz IC design implementation.

Built on patented PrimeTime ECO technology, the new leakage and physical-aware ECO enhancements are easy to integrate into the existing flow. This enables the fastest ECO cycle in the least number of iterations. With knowledge of the physical environment gained in PrimeTime, improved ECO choices can be made and physical-aware ECO guidance will be provided to the place and route tool.

IC Compiler uses enhanced guidance to make more informed placement and routing decisions, and to minimize the physical impact of the ECO, which results in less iterations. Complementing IC Compiler’s low power and leakage optimization capabilities, PrimeTime ADV extends leakage recovery to signoff analysis, enabling lower power consumption while preserving signoff timing across multiple mode and process corner scenarios.

PrimeTime ECO leakage recovery is available now. Physical-aware ECO will be available in the June 2013 PrimeTime release.

More info: Synopsys, Inc.