Apache's Power Sign-off Solution Available for 65-nm Common Platform Reference Flows from Chartered, IBM and Samsung
November 6, 2007 -- Apache Design Solutions, Inc. today announced that Common Platform Technology alliance members – Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd., IBM, and Samsung Electronics – have qualified the RedHawk full-chip dynamic power integrity solution for use in 65-nm reference flows supporting Common Platform technology.
"The Common Platform alliance members and Apache have worked together to validate RedHawk’s static and dynamic power analysis results for the Common Platform technology’s 65 nanometer process," said Dr. Ben Suh, Vice President, ASIC/Foundry Business, Samsung Electronics. "Power integrity is an important factor for silicon success, so offering a production-proven solution such as RedHawk into the reference flows for Common Platform technology enables our customers to increase their confidence in the success of their design."
RedHawk delivers cell-based capacity, performance, and ease-of-use with transistor-level accuracy for power analysis and optimization of today’s most complex, high performance SOC designs including those utilizing advanced low-power design techniques such as MTCMOS and multiple-voltage domains. RedHawk addresses dynamic power issues such as simultaneous switching output (SSO) for core, memory, clock, and I/O, as well as the effects of on-chip inductance, package RLC, and decoupling capacitance. It enables designers to identify dynamic “hot spots”, examine its impact on timing, accurately pinpoint the cause and repair the source of the supply noise, thus allowing designers to reduce cost and improve yield.
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