MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. —June 14, 2010—Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today unveiled new PrimeTime® HyperScale technology that enables static timing analysis (STA) to scale beyond 500 million instances. PrimeTime HyperScale technology provides design engineers the insight required to solve many of the timing integration and closure problems they face with today’s large system-on-chip (SoC) design flows while delivering a 5 to 10x boost in performance and capacity.
PrimeTime HyperScale technology fits seamlessly with today’s large SoC physical implementation flows where designs are implemented in blocks and then assembled at the chip-level for final timing closure and signoff. It improves the timing closure process by providing design engineers a better mechanism to look at block-level timing in the context of the full-chip timing earlier in the design process. By directly reusing block-level timing analysis and constraints, the HyperScale technology enables a 5 to10x boost in full-chip STA runtime and capacity without the accuracy limitations in current modeling techniques. Its auto generation capabilities provide design engineers with accurate and up-to-date timing contexts for the chip and block throughout the design process, leading to better decisions and enabling fewer iterations to reach timing closure.
The new PrimeTime HyperScale technology enhances the existing Galaxy™ Implementation Platform by providing more precise timing context to drive timing closure in IC Compiler. In addition, the HyperScale technology works with existing PrimeTime features like signal integrity (SI) analysis, advanced on-chip variation (AOCV) analysis, multi-scenario analysis and threaded multicore analysis, enabling design teams to further boost STA productivity and improve overall timing closure turn-around-time.
In related announcements today, Synopsys revealed two other productivity enhancements to its Galaxy Signoff product portfolio. New Rapid3D technology incorporated in Synopsys’ StarRC™ Custom parasitic extraction solution provides up to a 20x extraction speedup for sub-45nm custom IC design and library characterization. In addition, the latest release of Liberty NCX provides up to a 7x boost in characterization speed while providing the most efficient composite current source (CCS) models for IC Compiler physical implementation and PrimeTime timing analysis, enabling designers to quickly achieve timing closure and improve productivity.