Tuesday May 29, 2008, PT
Incentia's TimeCraft Adds Multi-thread and SSTA
Multi-threaded STA for Fast Performance and Statistical STA for Process Variations
Santa Clara, CA - May 29, 2008
- Incentia Design Systems, Inc., a technology leader in nanometer
timing analysis and design closure solutions, announced today the
availability of new features in its next generation timing analysis
tool. Incentia's TimeCraftTM, the world's
fastest and sign-off proven static timing analyzer (STA), is now
enhanced with multi-thread capability to greatly cut down analysis
runtime for big designs. It also adds statistical STA (SSTA) to
effectively address the process variations for designs using
technologies at 45 nm and below.
TimeCraft has long been the
STA technology leader for runtime and capacity handling. To continue
its runtime advantage in analyzing big designs, Incentia has added the
multi-thread capability. Through multi-CPU and multi-core machines,
TimeCraft-MT, the multi-threaded version of TimeCraft, provides another
dimension of runtime reduction. "For big designs with complex timing
constraints, we have seen dramatic runtime improvements," said Arthur
Wei, vice president of operation at Incentia. "The runtime speedup can
be further achieved if more CPU cores are available while exploring
Due to the impact of process
variations at 45 nm and below, traditional STA may not be able to
deliver a solution efficiently. These process variations cause many
more corners to be analyzed, and thus result in long turnaround time.
Furthermore, traditional STA generates pessimistic results due to
unnecessary large timing margins put to safe guard the variations.
TimeCraft-SSTA is Incentia's Statistical Static Timing Analyzer to
tackle these issues effectively. It considers variations from cells and
interconnects with sensitivities, and performs both path-based and
block-based analysis and reports, based on user defined correlations,
such as intra-parameter, inter-parameter, and spatial correlations.
Both CCS-VA and S-ECSM library formats are also supported.
TimeCraft-SSTA inherits TimeCraft's fundamental engine in fastest
analysis speed and big capacity handling. "At 45 nm and below, advanced
users are looking at SSTA," said Arthur Wei. "We are committed to
provide our customers the best-of-the-class SSTA tool."
Both TimeCraft-MT and TimeCraft-SSTA are available for evaluation now
on Sun Solaris (32-bit and 64-bit) and Linux (32-bit and 64-bit)
Incentia Design Systems, Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Automation
(EDA) tool provider of advanced Timing Analysis, Design Closure, and
Logic Synthesis software for multi-million-gate nanometer designs.
Incentia patented technologies provide the fastest Static Timing
Analysis (STA) tool in the market today. Incentia's products are in use
at leading semiconductor, fabless IC design, systems, and design
service companies worldwide and have produced numerous successful
tape-outs in different design application areas, such as
communications, networking, wireless, chip-sets, consumer electronics,
and multi-media. Incentia has offices in Santa Clara, California and
Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, and distributors in Japan, India, China,
Korea, and Israel. For more information, please visit www.incentia.com, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-727-8988.
Arthur Wei, Incentia Design Systems, Inc., 408-727-8988 X120, email@example.com
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