Aldec introduced ALINT 2010.06, which is a design rule checking software solution. ALINT 2010.06 features a phase-based linting (PBL) methodology that provides structured and prioritized phases for the analysis of HDL design issues. The design rule checking tool reduces the number of linting iterations and error messages at each phase. ALINT eliminates more design issues incrementally at each phase. Default phases may be modified or customized by engineers for adherence to corporate design policies or conducting targeted design rule checks. The latest release of ALINT is available now. The tool supports STARC, RMM, DO-254 and Aldec design rule plug-ins, which are sold separately.
Synopsys Galaxy Custom Designer now features SmartDRD design-rules-driven technology. SmartDRD technology enables layout engineers to more quickly achieve design-rule-check (DRC) clean designs with significantly reduced effort for analog and custom designs. SmartDRD automates many DRC repair tasks. Until now, custom layout has been primarily handled using manual methods. With SmartDRD technology, layout engineers can identify and fix DRC violations in just seconds.