Real Intent launched version five of their Meridian CDC tool. The new hierarchical CDC flow supports partitioned analysis of designs without sacrificing top-level full-chip precision for giga-scale sign-off. Meridian CDC’s hierarchical flow avoids the compromises found with abstract-modeling and the use of waivers in other products. Meridian CDC v5.0 will be available July 1, 2013. Pricing depends on product configuration.
Synopsys recently released a new version of their IC Compiler software. Release 2013.03 features innovations to speed design as well as enables the latest process nodes. IC Compiler 2013.03 includes advanced optimizations to enable high-speed design, efficient implementation of final-stage engineering change orders (ECO) and fully color-ready, tapeout-proven support for the emerging FinFET-based silicon processes.
Mentor Graphics recently introduced their Capital Harness TVM tool. The software automatically generates detailed harness manufacturing process and cost data that is specific to each harness design, each factory and each company’s cost models. Capital Harness TVM helps harness manufacturers win business profitably, and is also a platform for other activities such as value engineering and process optimization.
Cadence Design Systems released version 13.1 of the Incisive Enterprise Simulator. The latest release of the software tool improves low-power verification productivity of complex SoCs by 30%. Cadence Incisive Enterprise Simulator v13.1 features new capabilities that ease the challenge of verifying all of today’s power-aware designs.
Vector Fabrics introduced their vfThreaded-x86 cloud-based software tool. vfThreaded-x86 facilitates the optimization and parallelization of applications for multi-core x86 architectures. It is ideal for software developers that write performance-centric code such as for high-performance computing, scientific, industrial, video or imaging applications. Pricing is based on a subscription fee that includes technical support. License fees start from €175 a month.