Custom Compiler

DAC 2018 Custom Design Lunch Panel, AMS, custom platform, Custom Compiler

Advancing Custom Design for Storage, AI, and Automotive Applications

The DAC 2018 Custom Lunch featured Esperanto, Numem, NVIDIA, Seagate, and Toshiba Memory Corp. discussing how they are meeting FinFET design complexity, performance, and reliability challenges.

Visually-assisted Automation for Custom Design

Custom Compiler™ is Synopsys' full-custom solution that features the pioneering visually-assisted automation flow that speeds up custom design tasks, reduces iterations and enables reuse. Tuned for rapid implementation of FinFET custom designs, it shortens the time it takes to complete FinFET custom design tasks from days to hours. Its visually-assisted automation flow leverages the graphical use model familiar to layout designers while eliminating the need to write complicated code and constraints.


  • Template Assistants help designers reuse existing custom layout know-how
  • In-Design Assistants reduce iterations with native design rule checks and parasitic extraction
  • Layout Assistants speed up layout tasks with user-guided placement and routing
  • Co-Design Assistants unify custom and digital flow to accelerate mixed-signal IC design 

Esperanto Success

At DAC 2018, Michael Dierickx discussed how Esperanto Technologies automated physical design of an energy-efficient machine-learning processor using Custom Compiler.