Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Synopsys Unveils Breakthrough Modeling Technology to Address Library Data Size Explosion at 45-nm and Below

Abstract:
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, today announced the introduction of breakthrough Composite Current Source (CCS) base curve modeling technology that reduces digital cell library file size by up to 75 percent while improving application tool runtime and capacity. Starting at 65-nanometers (nm), and becoming critical at 45-nanometers, increased process variation and low power design flows, such as multi-voltage design, require more library corners as well as more complete and accurate power modeling views, causing library file size to increase ten-fold over the previous node. This is presenting a major storage, distribution and EDA tool efficiency challenge for the semiconductor industry.

Synopsys Unveils Breakthrough Modeling Technology to Address Library Data Size Explosion at 45-nm and Below

Mountain View, CA | Posted on November 19th, 2008

"Current source modeling is an essential library requirement at 65-nanometers and below process technologies," said Noboru Yokota, general manager, Technology Development Division, Common IP & Technology Development Unit, Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd. "However, the increase in the number of corners and the library file size can cause a major bottleneck in library deployment and EDA tool efficiency. The enhanced CCS with base curve modeling technology is designed to deliver the smallest, most efficient libraries while maintaining the high accuracy necessary at the latest process geometry nodes."

Base curve technology is an innovative new approach that takes advantage of similarities in timing and power current waveforms across various grid points as well as various cells in the libraries to minimize the amount of data stored without any impact on accuracy. Besides helping reduce library file size by a factor of four, base curve technology improves application tool capacity and allows signoff tools such as the PrimeTime(R) solution to run up to 60 percent faster. The enhanced CCS library format with base curve syntax has been approved by the Liberty(TM) Technical Advisory Board (TAB), a program of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO), and is available for immediate download at www.OpenSourceLiberty.org.

"It's great to see the Liberty TAB members collaborating to address real world challenges facing the semiconductor industry at the latest 45-nanometer process technology node," said Peter Lefkin, chief operating officer of the IEEE-ISTO. "The fast pace of innovation in the Liberty library modeling standard will help the industry coalesce around a single standard to improve tool interoperability and speed design flows, offering tremendous benefits to the EDA user community."

About OpenSourceLiberty.org

Open Source Liberty is a comprehensive online resource for the Liberty library modeling standard. In addition to providing up-to-date Liberty format specifications and related tools for download, this site hosts the Liberty Discussion Forum, where members of the semiconductor community can interact with each other and discuss topics relating to Liberty and the Composite Current Source (CCS) modeling technology.

####

About Synopsys, Inc.
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design and manufacturing. Synopsysí comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 60 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India.

Synopsys, Liberty and PrimeTime are registered trademarks or trademarks of Synopsys, Inc. Any other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Editorial Contacts:
Sheryl Gulizia
Synopsys, Inc.
650-584-8635


Lisa Gillette-Martin
MCA, Inc.
650-968-8900 x115


Copyright © PR Newswire Association LLC.

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Sopping up proteins with thermosponges: Researchers develop novel nanoparticle platform that proves effective in delivering protein-based drugs October 22nd, 2014

Brookhaven Lab Launches Computational Science Initiative:Leveraging computational science expertise and investments across the Laboratory to tackle "big data" challenges October 22nd, 2014

Bipolar Disorder Discovery at the Nano Level: Tiny structures found in brain synapses help scientists better understand disorder October 22nd, 2014

NIST offers electronics industry 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules October 22nd, 2014

Chip Technology

NIST offers electronics industry 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules October 22nd, 2014

Materials for the next generation of electronics and photovoltaics: MacArthur Fellow develops new uses for carbon nanotubes October 21st, 2014

Nitrogen Doped Graphene Characterized by Iranian, Russian, German Scientists October 21st, 2014

Crystallizing the DNA nanotechnology dream: Scientists have designed the first large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depths and complex 3D features, which could create revolutionary nanodevices October 20th, 2014

Announcements

NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D) October 22nd, 2014

Mechanism behind nature's sparkles revealed October 22nd, 2014

TARA Biosystems and Harris & Harris Group Form Company to Improve Safety and Efficacy of New Therapies October 22nd, 2014

Researchers patent a nanofluid that improves heat conductivity October 22nd, 2014

Tools

NIST offers electronics industry 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules October 22nd, 2014

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes: University of Oregon chemists provide a detailed view of traps that disrupt energy flow, possibly pointing toward improved charge-carrying devices October 21st, 2014

Super stable garnet ceramics may be ideal for high-energy lithium batteries October 21st, 2014

Detecting Cancer Earlier is Goal of Rutgers-Developed Medical Imaging Technology: Rare earth nanocrystals and infrared light can reveal small cancerous tumors and cardiovascular lesions October 21st, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE





  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE