Incentia's Physical Synthesis Closes Timing for Divio's MPEG4 Design

DesignCraft Pro Helps Cut Critical-Path Timing by 10 Nanoseconds

Yahoo EDA News/Business Wire

(09/30/02, 10:49 am EST)

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 30, 2002--Incentia Design Systems, Inc., an EDA company in the timing and synthesis market, announced today that Divio Inc., a pioneer in integrated digital video chip designs, has taped out a design and improved the timing on its critical path using results from Incentia's DesignCraft Pro(TM) physical synthesis software. In addition, Divio uses Incentia's static timing analyzer, TimeCraft(TM), in its digital video design flow.

"We are using Incentia's physical synthesis product, DesignCraft Pro, and static timing analyzer, TimeCraft, for our designs," said Frank Lin, Director of CAD, at Divio Inc. "Recently, we struggled with timing closure between synthesis and layout. We tried Incentia's physical synthesis and it improved our critical path by 10 nanoseconds. We taped out the design using the results, and are pleased with the capabilities of the Incentia products and the Company's technical support."

Incentia's static timing analysis and synthesis tools are being used to design Divio's digital video semiconductor products for next generation solid-state, wireless and networked consumer electronics. Divio expertise targets products requiring MPEG-4, DV and/or MJPEG technology as well as digital image processing and video decoding.

Incentia's Products

Incentia offers static timing analysis and synthesis products for deep submicron SoC designs. TimeCraft is a full-chip, gate-level static timing analyzer, offering fast analysis speed. DesignCraft(TM) is a logic synthesis tool with data-path, test and low power synthesis options. DesignCraft Pro is a physical synthesis tool that addresses the issues of timing closure, chip performance, design capacity and turnaround time.

About Divio, Inc.

Divio, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, has been a leader in digital video and imaging technology development since its founding in 1995. Divio develops, markets and manufactures an innovative family of chip-based solutions that enables the real-time input, capture, editing and distribution of digital video data for PC and consumer applications. The company's products power emerging applications in digital video recording, video publishing, broadcast, digital imaging and video communications. More information about Divio's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at Inquiries can be directed to Divio at 408/328-3333 or via e-mail at

About Incentia Design Systems, Inc.

Incentia Design Systems, Inc., an EDA company, addresses deep submicron timing and synthesis for multi-million-gate SoC designs with stringent performance, area, and power requirements. For more information visit,, email or call 408/727-8988.

The company is headquartered at 4633 Old Ironsides Dr, Suite 200, Santa Clara, CA 95054.

Notes to Editors:

EDA: Electronic Design Automation
SoC: System On Chip
STA: Static Timing Analyzer

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