November 29, 2011 -- Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that Fujitsu Semiconductor, Ltd. has standardized on the Mentor Graphics HyperLynx signal-integrity technology as the company's LSI-IC packaging (PKG)-printed circuit board (PCB) co-design tool for fast and accurate high-speed simulation and analysis.
For today's highly functional end-products, bus speeds are increasingly getting faster and the demand for noise timing-aware LSI-PKG-PCB co-design is increasing. Fujitsu Semiconductor adopted the HyperLynx product suite to address problems caused by high-speed signals throughout the design cycle, from early architectural stages through post-layout verification. Since the HyperLynx product is easy-to-use and provides an intuitive user interface, all members of the product development team (hardware engineers, PCB designers and signal integrity specialists) can use it, from pre-layout analysis and simulation to post-layout verification.
Fujitsu Semiconductor needed to address timing issues at three levels: LSI, PKG, and PCB, especially with the rapidly emerging DDR2/ 3/ 4 and SerDes interconnect standards. The company selected the Mentor Graphics HyperLynx technology as its robust signal and power integrity solution. Fujitsu needed to standardize its LSI-PKG-PCB co-design environment with easy-to-use, yet highly accurate, simulation for global adoption. Fujitsu Semiconductor deployed HyperLynx for a special project in 2010, basing its standardization on the Mentor HyperLynx product's signal- and power-integrity technology and Mentor's ability to provide superior global customer support.
"Fujitsu Semiconductor is working with its customers and partners to provide solutions for the ever-evolving complexity of signal- and power-integrity issues in more advanced processes. We have positioned HyperLynx as our company and our customers' analysis tool that has been widely popular in our customers' PCB design workflow, and in collaboration with Mentor Graphics, we developed a design kit that accurately and quickly analyzes the signal integrity and timing of PCBs by addressing the noise and timing influences of LSI and PKG on HyperLynx," said Naoshi Higaki, Deputy General Manager of SoC Design Engineering Division, Fujitsu Semiconductor. "By using this design kit as our company and customers' common environment, it enhances our customers' final products with higher reliability, design productivity, and cost-effective development."
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