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Signoff-Driven Timing Closure ECO in the Synopsys Galaxy Platform
This paper explains how the timing ECO flow delivers fast, predictable, signoff-driven timing closure in a single pass. It covers a new physically-aware architecture; which runs on a single machine or across compute farms, on designs with over 100 million instances, and reduces tapeout schedules by weeks during timing closure and signoff; one of the most critical phases of IC design.
James Chuang, Technical Marketing Manager, Synopsys

FinFET Technology – Understanding and Productizing a New Transistor From TSMC and Synopsys
This white paper discusses the major challenges with FinFETs and how TSMC has been collaborating with Synopsys, one of their ecosystem partners, to deliver a complete solution. Key elements of this solution include comprehensive FinFET profiling without impact to design tool runtime and proven, verified IP availability. The TSMC 16-nm FinFET solution will ensure mutual customers swiftly move to building the next generation SoCs.
Jason S.T. Chen, TSMC; Andy Biddle, Synopsys

Accelerated Layout for Analog/Mixed-Signal in Nanometer SoCs
A much more accelerated approach for creating and integrating analog/mixed-signal functions in SoC designs is possible using automated methods to reduce the total effort needed, enable layout to proceed concurrently with circuit design, and typically produce more optimal layouts—especially for smaller die sizes.
Lyndon Lim, Synopsys

Custom and Mixed-Signal Design Solution
Synopsys’ unified solution for custom and cell-based design and verification provides a comprehensive, highly integrated suite of tools for advanced-node mixed-signal SoC design. The high degree of integration and interoperability shortens time-to-tapeout and improves design quality.

Unified Implementation Solution for Digital and Custom SoC Designs
The Galaxy Implementation Platform provides seamless integration between the IC Compiler physical implementation and Galaxy Custom Designer custom implementation solutions, accelerating the design development cycle by enabling quick and reliable custom edits to IC Compiler designs at any stage of development while maintaining design data integrity.

IC Compiler : Multi-Source CTS
Multi-Source CTS delivers the ideal hybrid solution for designers seeking the best of conventional CTS and pure clock mesh. IC Compiler Multi-Source CTS provides better high-speed performance and OCV tolerance than conventional CTS and is more tolerant of complex floorplans and provides more flexibility for clock gating depth than pure clock mesh.
Harvey Toyama, Synopsys Implementation Group

Accelerating Analog Simulation with HSPICE Precision Parallel Technology
HSPICE Precision Parallel technology is a new multicore transient simulation extension to HSPICE for both pre- and post-layout of complex analog circuits such as PLLs, ADCs, DACs, SERDES, and other full mixed-signal circuits. HPP addresses the traditional bottleneck in accelerating SPICE on multicore CPUs with new algorithms that enable a larger percentage of the simulation to be parallelized, with no compromise in golden HSPICE accuracy. Additionally, efficient memory management allows simulation of post-layout circuits larger than 10 million elements.
Robert Daniels, Sr. Staff Engineer, Synopsys Inc.; Harald Von Sosen, Principal Engineer, Synopsys Inc.; Hany Elhak, Product Marketing Manager, Synopsys Inc.

SmartDRD Automated DRC Visualization and Correction
SmartDRD is a new, innovative technology built into Galaxy Custom Designer™ Layout Editor (LE) for interactive DRC violation visualization, detection and correction, commonly known as design-rule-driven (DRD) editing

Improve Design Productivity with Quality Checks on IP Timing Constraints
When combining intellectual property (IP) blocks from various sources, the chip-level implementation teams may not have the detailed IP knowledge required to develop timing constraints for the IP.

Design Compiler Technology Backgrounder
Synopsys’ RTL synthesis solution has been the No. 1 choice of ASIC designers worldwide since 1987. Countless numbers of chips have been designed using Synopsys’ synthesis solution and over 60 semiconductor and library vendors offer hundreds of libraries supporting Synopsys synthesis.
Synopsys inc.

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