Enhancing its constraints closure flow for digital designs, Synopsys has acquired FishTail Design Automation, the golden timing constraints company based in Lake Oswego, Oregon. With the September 16, 2022, acquisition, Synopsys now provides a unified, one-stop constraints generation, verification, management, and signoff solution in the Synopsys Digital Design Family of products.
Timing constraints are becoming increasingly complex, which impacts the quality-of-results in terms of power, performance, and area (PPA), design closure time (when the constraints aren’t met), as well as overall time-to-market. FishTail Design Automation, which has been a long-time Synopsys partner, provides a market-leading solution for end-to-end RTL-to-signoff constraints generation and verification (validating constraints in the least noisy manner). Its technologies can continue to be used in a standalone manner and, over the course of the next year, will be tightly integrated into Synopsys’ digital design flow.
As Synopsys welcomes the newest team members into our family, we also wanted to find out more about the merging of our constraints technologies and how design engineers will benefit. For insights, we recently sat down for a discussion with Jacob Avidan, senior vice president of Engineering for the Synopsys Silicon Realization Group.