HDL Design House Adopts Magma’s Full Suite of Software to Accelerate SoC and IP Development

March 31st, 2011 by simran Leave a reply »

Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, and HDL Design House, creators of re-usable IP cores, verification components and behavioral simulation models, today announced that HDL Design House has adopted the full suite of Magma chip design software, including the Talus® digital IC implementation system and the Titan™ mixed-signal design platform. With Magma as its primary EDA vendor, HDL Design House will now be able to provide its clients with complete mixed-signal system on chip (SoC) design services, and be able to augment their current family of soft digital IP cores with analog IP. Its proven technology leadership was crucial in HDL Design House’s decision to standardize on Magma’s digital and analog implementation, simulation, and verification and characterization software.

“Our customers range from small start-up companies to multi-national corporations in the semiconductor, wireless and medical industries and have varying design requirements,” said Predrag Markovic, president and CEO, HDL Design House. “With Magma’s full suite of design software, we can accelerate the delivery of our portfolio of design IP, and meet our customers’ varying requirements with a combination of world class expertise in, and best-in-class tools for, digital and analog design, verification and characterization.”
“Magma offers a broad portfolio of leading-edge technology that solves designers’ toughest problems,” said Premal Buch, general manager of Magma’s Design Implementation Business Unit. “By providing advanced capabilities, fast performance and high levels of automation, Magma provides HDL Design House with comprehensive solutions that deliver outstanding quality of results and faster turnaround time.”

Magma: “Fastest Path to Silicon”™
Offering a truly integrated IC design system and highly automated flow, Magma provides designers with the “Fastest Path to Silicon.” The Talus digital implementation system combines traditionally separate front-end and back-end chip design into an integrated flow that’s designed to eliminate iterations between the synthesis and place-and-route processes, accelerate the design cycle and reduce IC development costs. The Titan environment includes the comprehensive Titan Mixed-Signal Design Platform, and the Titan Accelerators, a set of breakthrough point-tool technologies that integrate with and augment existing analog/mixed-signal design flows. The Titan Accelerators provide unique capabilities that dramatically improve analog design productivity, and enable true analog design reuse. Unlike legacy flows, the Titan Accelerators are next-generation design technologies that provide capabilities for rapidly designing, analyzing and optimizing circuit designs and layouts, and implementing them in today’s advanced process geometries. The Titan Mixed-Signal Design Platform tightly integrates mixed-signal implementation with digital implementation, circuit simulation, transistor-level extraction and verification – providing a quantum leap in efficiency and productivity for analog designers.



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