Poseidon’s Triton tool suite enables Platform ASIC architects to trade off performance, power and cost early in the design phase.SAN JOSE, CA – May 27, 2005
– Poseidon Design Systems today announced that it has joined the LSI Logic (NYSE: LSI) RapidChip Platform ASIC Partner Program, which offers customers the methodology, IP and technology to develop advanced, next generation solutions. Poseidon’s Triton tool suite provides the ability to perform System-level analysis, optimization and acceleration for Platform ASIC and cell-based ASIC designs. The RapidChip Partner Program reduces time-to-revenue, design risk and system costs by providing Platform ASIC designers with flow-compatible third-party development tools, intellectual property and design services.
“We share a common mission with LSI Logic to enable designer productivity and speed time to market, and we are pleased to be a member of the RapidChip Platform ASIC Partners Program,” stated Ravi Janak, CEO and President of Poseidon Design Systems.
“RapidChip is a great match with the Poseidon Triton Tool suite because together we provide the facility to conceive, analyze, optimize/accelerate, verify and implement scalable ASIC-based systems efficiently and predictably,'' said Farzad Zarrinfar, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, Poseidon Design Systems.
The Triton Tools environment augments existing design flows to optimize performance, power, and cost of processor-based architectures. Two tools comprise the Triton tool suite: Triton Tuner and Triton Builder. Triton Tuner gives RapidChip designers the ability to rapidly evaluate their architectures much earlier in the design effort, thus uncovering performance bottlenecks and eliminating costly architectural rework later in the project. Triton Builder enables designers to rapidly and predictably repartition the hardware and software, adding sophisticated hardware acceleration modules to accelerate algorithmic computation.
“The combination of the LSI Logic RapidChip Platform ASIC and the Poseidon Triton tools enable designers to make sound technological and business tradeoffs in the pursuit of the optimal design,” said Dr. Gary Delp, director of Platform ASIC Roadmap and Architecture at LSI Logic. “ASIC designers constrained by specifications, scalability, technology, time-to-market, and development costs, can find themselves sacrificing what is optimal for what is practical. With the RapidChip Platform ASIC, the ease of design execution is greatly improved and the results are more optimal. Poseidon’s Triton tools provide an efficient and flexible way to design and evaluate the hardware/software tradeoffs. The benefits of targeted hardware assistance and the resulting lower power and lower cost are compelling and the output from the Triton tools maps quickly to a RapidChip implementation.”About Poseidon Design Systems
Poseidon is an Electronic Design Automation company with offices in Atlanta, GA., San Jose, CA, and Bangalore, India. It was founded in July 2002 to provide products and services for modeling and designing processor-based SoCs. Poseidon's Electronic System Level tools allow users to rapidly analyze, optimize and accelerate a complete SoC system. For additional information about Poseidon Design Systems, visit www.poseidon-systems.com
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