Mentor has a host of tools - some public, some not - that leverage AI and ML. EVP Joe Sawicki has been describing the strategy behind their development.
Fusion Compiler uses a single, scalable data model, updated optimization engines, and an analysis backbone based on the industry's golden sign-off tools.
Qualcomm has described its use of Calibre RealTime Digital to enhance its P&R flow.
Early-access customers talked about their experiences with the Synopsys Fusion-based flow in a panel session at the DAC.
At VLSI Symposia 2018, GlobalFoundries researchers proposed looking at the metal-gate ‘gear’ ratio as a way of improving the routability of standard cells.
Early users of the new P&R integrated physical verification tool say time-to-sign-off was cut by 40% and above.
Cadence and Imec have worked together on a project to tape out a test chip to explore manufacturing and design-rule options for the interconnect on future 3nm processes.
Plunify will demonstrate its new Kabuto tool that recommends RTL fixes for FPGA designs at the Design Automation Conference.
Learn how to pre-empt timing and congestion issues that could arise after synthesis by using 'PlaceFirst' technology within Oasys-RTL.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology adapted conventional 2D layout tools to a two-layer monolithic 3D process that resulted in sizeable space and power savings.
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