Magma Design Automation rolled out version 1.2 of their Talus integrated circuit implementation platform. Talus v1.2 features a runtime improvement of 40% and enhancing high-performance core design capabilities. Talus was architected to increase designer productivity, improve quality of results and reduce the development costs of advanced-node designs.
Magma Design Automation rolled out a new version of their Titan Analog/Mixed-Signal (Titan AMS) Design Platform. Titan AMS Design Platform version 2011.11 features updated AMS reference flows, more efficient legacy data format support, parallel optimization, improved process modeling, new advanced FlexCells, and support of higher frequency transistor characteristics for RF design. Version 2011.11 of Titan AMS Design Platform is available now.
Magma Design Automation introduced their SystemNav tool. SystemNav extends CAD navigation and circuit debug from integrated circuits (ICs) to stacked die, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and multichip modules (MCMs). The next-generation tool offers comprehensive capabilities, including localizing and tracing faults to, from and through commonly used stacked dies. SystemNav reduces the time required for fault isolation and root cause analysis.
Magma Design Automation is offering a series of Silicon One Seminars. The events will take place September 20 through November 10, 2011 in U.S., Canada, Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, Israel and Europe. The Silicon One seminars will present solutions for advanced analog and digital design challenges. The seminars are ideal for SoC integration and implementation engineers, designers working on advanced-node SoC designs, analog/mixed-signal design engineers and layout designers, analog/mixed-signal IP developers, memory designers; project managers, design engineers, and CAD/methodology engineers.
Magma Design Automation announced their Silicon One initiative. Silicon One features differentiated solutions and technologies for improving time to market, product differentiation, cost, power and performance. The goal of the initiative is to make silicon profitable for chip makers. The Silicon One initiative currently focuses on five types of devices: ASIC/ASSP, Analog/Mixed-Signal, Memory, Processing Cores, and System-on-Chip.
Magma Design Automation introduced Excalibur-Litho fab analysis framework for the development and monitoring of advanced lithography solutions. The tool collects and organizes design and real-time data from the semiconductor manufacturing floor (such as defectivity, metrology and tool history). Excalibur-Litho is built on an open-architecture database that enables safe and secured CAD access and easy fab integration.
Magma Design Automation introduced Talus Vortex FX, which features Distributed Smart Sync technology. The integrated circuit (IC) implementation solution fully utilizes distributed computing for place and route. Talus Vortex FX is ideal for all technologies and addresses multi-mode, multi-corner (MMMC) design, low-power design, on-chip variation (OCV), advanced on-chip variation (AOCV), and crosstalk effects. Talus Vortex FX enables designers to implement multimillion-cell designs flat with throughput of over 2 million cells per day.
Magma Design Automation introduced version 1.2 of Talus integrated circuit (IC) implementation solution. Talus v1.2 helps engineers to implement 1 million to 1.5 million cells per day on large designs or blocks of 2 million to 5 million cells – with crosstalk avoidance, advanced on-chip variation (AOCV) and multi-mode multi-corner (MMMC) analysis enabled. Talus is currently in use for complex 28nm designs. Talus 1.2 features faster, more accurate routing, timing and extraction technologies and advanced capabilities. It improves turnaround time by 5x to 6x.
Magma Design Automation is offering a free trial version of the Titan Mixed-Signal Platform and analog design accelerators. The Titan Up! program lets designers use the software for 60 days at no charge. The free trial includes a software download and tutorial. Designers can install the Titan Mixed-Signal Platform, Titan ADX and Titan AVP analog design accelerators. The tutorial guides them through creating and optimizing an analog design circuit using a prepared design example and Magma’s FlexCell analog IP technology.
Magma Design Automation introduced the Titan Analog Layout Accelerator (ALX) and the Titan Analog Virtual Prototyper (AVP). Titan ALX and Titan AVP accelerate the creation and optimization of new analog design layouts, and automate the reuse of existing analog layouts in new processes and technologies. Titan ALX automatically migrates an existing analog layout to a new target technology without any DRC violations while preserving analog design intent. Titan AVP creates fast and accurate device-level prototypes and captures layout-dependent proximity effects early in the circuit design phase. Titan ALX and Titan AVP will be in production release in June 2010.