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EDA(Electronics Design Automation)분야의 세계 최대 마켓리더인 케이던스(Cadence Design Systems Inc.)는 전세계 반도체, 통신장비, 멀티미디어 및 가전제품 회사들이 다양한 제품을 적기에 개발하고 생산할 수 있도록 EDA 소프트웨어와 디자인 서비스를 제공하고 있습니다. 미국 캘리포니아주 산호세에 본사를 두고 있으며, 세계 주요지역에 현지법인, 연구소, 디자인센터를 두고 있습니다. 회사소개(About Cadence Korea).



Cadence Expands Physically Aware Synthesis in RTL Compiler, Improving Power, Performance and Area for Complex Chips

SAN JOSE, Calif.. 20 Nov 2013

Highlights:
  • New capabilities in RTL Compiler bring physical considerations earlier in the synthesis process for better quality of results
  • Delivers up to 15 percent improvement in power, performance and area in new version of RTL Compiler
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design automation, today introduced the Encounter® RTL Compiler version 13.1, which includes a new suite of physically aware RTL synthesis capabilities that deliver up to 15 percent improvement in power, performance and area on today’s most complex advanced node chip designs that face timing or congestion challenges. These new capabilities are part of a production-ready physical synthesis engine that enables engineers to use physical aware techniques at the earliest phases of synthesis for better silicon results.

“While collaborating with Cadence on the development of several production designs, Fujitsu deployed RTL Compiler’s next-generation physically aware RTL synthesis technologies on a 1GHz, eight-CPU core design,” said Satoru Yamaguchi, president and chief executive officer of Fujitsu Semiconductor America. “We were able to improve timing and area by more than 10 percent, allowing us to shrink the chips for our customer while demonstrating the benefit of this new synthesis solution.”

As geometries shrink beyond 28nm, changes in interconnect characteristics make it much more difficult to achieve optimal timing and closure. The new RTL Compiler capabilities let design teams address these challenges earlier in the design process so they can achieve faster timing closure, while improving performance, power and area.

The new RTL synthesis capabilities include physically aware structuring, mapping, multi-bit cell inferencing and design for test that offer significant benefits for Cadence customers. Physically aware structuring and mapping can improve performance by more than 10 percent and area by more than 15 percent on complex SoCs by considering pin and register placement when deciding which micro-architectures to synthesize to, and how to balance them. Physically aware multi-bit cell inferencing can lower power by more than 10 percent by merging single registers into multi-bit registers that share a clock.

“Cadence has re-architected RTL Compiler to weave physical awareness into stages of RTL synthesis that were traditionally logic only, allowing engineers to leverage floorplan and placement data as early as possible in the flow to ensure correlation with the Encounter Digital Implementation System,” said Anirudh Devgan, senior vice president of the Digital and Signoff Group at Cadence. “Our investment continues in this area, with our customers citing benefits for timing, power, and area in a wide range of target applications and better out-of-box results reducing iterations.”

A more detailed description of the new RTL Compiler capabilities can be found at www.cadence.com/news/rtl.

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