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 launched Tekton timing analysis platform. The Tekton platform includes QCP, which is a fast, high-capacity, full-chip extractor that delivers results with the accuracy of the industry standard, QuickCap. Tekton and QCP are in limited release. According to Magma, Tekton is the only STA solution that meets the multi-scenario analysis problems of today and five years from now — on a single machine without any investment in new hardware. General availability will begin in June 2010.