ICScape™ Products Go Global
May 15, 2012
Santa Clara, California – May 14, 2012 – ICScape Inc. today announced the global availability of its EDA solutions that accelerate design closure. The products are silicon-proven, offering scalability, high value and enabling up to 50% reduction in time-to-closure.
Products and Solutions
ICScape’s design closure solutions are: the physically-aware timing ECO tool, TimingExplorer™; ClockExplorer™, which automates complex SOC clock analysis and optimization; Skipper™, a high-capacity and ultra-fast integrated chip finishing solution; and FlashLVL™, the fastest layout versus layout comparison (XOR) tool. The products are customer and silicon-proven using a variety of process technologies, including 28nm.
ICScape, by virtue of its merger with Huada Empyrean Software (HES) in China, has added HES’ analog/mixed-signal product line to its suite. They are, Aether™ (OpenAccess™ based custom IC design platform—schematic and layout editors), Aeolus™ (circuit simulator), iWave™ (waveform viewing and analysis), Argus™ (physical verification), PVE™ (physical verification debugger) and RCExplorer™ (RC extraction and analysis that can be used in all design stages).
ICScape tools have enabled over 100 tapeouts at key customers.
Yu Xia, Senior Manager in Physical Design, from HiSilicon™ said, “Practically speaking, every SOC design closure takes not only a significant amount of time and effort, but multiple iterations as well. Using ICScape’s physically-aware timing tools, and Skipper™, their chip finishing capability, we reduced the number of iterations by at least 50% on each SOC design. And we have reduced clock tree power by almost 40% in one multimedia chip using optimized clock constraints generated from ClockExplorer.”
Dr. Zachary Yao, CAD director from Monolithic Power Systems™ said, “Over the last two years, we have successfully used multiple analog and mixed-signal tools from ICScape. Aeolus’ parallel simulation (multi-threading) capability has significantly improved our design productivity without losing accuracy. After tens of successful tapeouts, the tools are used on every design prior to tapeout.” MPS has adopted the tools as its main design platform corporate wide.
Dr. Michael Jin, VP of R&D at iWatt™ Inc., a power management IC company said, “Interconnect extraction and analysis has always been a bottleneck in our design flow, and is becoming a critical obstacle now, especially for our power management designs.”
Dr. Jin continued, “We knew we needed a tool that plugs into Virtuoso to do interactive interconnect extraction and analysis such as pin-to-pin resistance check, point-to-point resistance check, pin-to-pin delay analysis and interconnect bottleneck analysis etc. After a rigorous evaluation using our real, production designs, we determined that ICScape’s RCExplorer demonstrated an extremely high level of performance and accuracy. Plus, the tool was easy to integrate into our existing design environment.”
ICScape, since its founding in 2005, has been working with strategic customers. Today the tools have enabled over 100 tapeouts across a variety of applications areas, including: storage, wireless, base band, data communications, multimedia, graphics, chipset and power management design. The designs span a variety of process technologies, including 28nm.
ICScape will be demonstrating TimingExplorer, ClockExplorer and the full A/MS flow at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco, June 2012 in Booth 1602.
HiSilicon provides ASICs and solutions for communication network and digital media. These ASICs are widely used in over 100 countries and regions around the world. In the digital media field, HiSilicon has already released the SOC and solution for network surveillance, videophone, DVB and IPTV.
Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) is a high performance analog semiconductor company headquartered in San Jose, California. Formed in 1997, the company has three core strengths; deep system-level and applications knowledge, strong analog design expertise, and an innovative proprietary process technology. These combined advantages enable MPS to deliver highly integrated monolithic products that offer energy efficient, cost-effective solutions.
iWatt, Inc. is a leader in “green” power conversion technology, recognized in the semiconductor industry for enabling energy-saving electrical devices. The company's proprietary PrimAccurate™ digital control technology simplifies power management, and enables compact, low-component-count, energy-efficient and cost-effective power supplies for SSL LED lighting, LED-backlit LCDTVs, cell phone and Tablet PC power adapters, and consumer appliances. iWatt is providing its power supply control ICs to leading manufacturers of these products worldwide.
ICScape Inc. (Santa Clara, California) develops and globally markets EDA (electronic design automation) solutions that accelerate design closure and address analog/mixed signal design. Its tools have already been used successfully in the storage, wireless, base band, data communications, multimedia, graphics, chipset and power management design markets. The company is financially backed by CEC, China’s largest electronics product design conglomerate.
For more information, contact ICScape at 408-727-6330. Website: www.ICScape.com
Note: ICScape, TimingExplorer, ClockExplorer, Skipper, FlashLVL, , Aether, Aeolus, Argus, PVE and RCExplorer are trademarks of ICScape Inc.
For more information, contact:
408-727-6330, ext. 17