RapidWorx 4.0 Offers Integrated 'Manager' Tool Suite for Platform ASIC Designs
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --, Feb. 7, 2006 -- Improving time-to-revenue for RapidChip® Platform ASIC designs, LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today introduces RapidWorx(TM) 4.0 -- an enhanced design tool that significantly reduces the obstacles of designing high- performance, custom silicon. Combining seamless design flow, rule-based and automatic methodology, and correct-by-construction tools, the RapidWorx(TM) 4.0 cockpit invokes a new integrated "Manager" tool suite. RapidWorx 4.0 from LSI is being demonstrated at DesignCon 2006 in booth #633.
The RapidWorx Design Kit consists of the clock, I/O, IP and memory manager. Features in the I/O manager help users take full advantage of the RapidChip configurable I/Os and the new memory manager provides flexible and highly-configurable options for RapidChip Platform ASIC designers. For the first time, customers have the option of using a clock manager that supports multi-modes, while gaining enhanced viewing capability and significantly increased clock structure capabilities. When customers launch the IP manager, a comprehensive list of RapidChip-specific intellectual property is made available. IP manager seamlessly assigns the appropriate memory and I/O resources for the design. Using RapidWorx, customers can quickly accomplish placed netlist handoff, allowing an accelerated design cycle.
"LSI Logic continues its commitment to reduce design risk and shorten design cycle time by delivering greater capability in our RapidWorx Design Kit," said Ken Mikami, marketing director, RapidChip Tools and Methodology, LSI Logic. "This new design kit also offers RapidChip designers greater ease of use to accelerate time to market."
The RapidWorx design kit contains five main tools: floorplanning of the RapidChip slice, physical mapping of these slices, RTL rule checking with physical RTL analysis, physical synthesis with placement optimization, and netlist handoff rule checking. Each tool is launched within the main RapidWorx cockpit. Cross probing is enabled between tools, allowing users to trace signals through different views in the design.
More information on RapidWorx 4.0 is available via http://www.lsi.com/products/rapidworx/index.html .
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation is a leading provider of silicon-to-system solutions that are used at the core of products that create, move and store digital information. LSI offers a broad portfolio of capabilities including custom and standard product ICs, host bus and RAID adapters, storage area network solutions and software applications. LSI products enable leading technology companies in the Consumer, Communications and Storage markets to deliver some of the most advanced and well-known electronic systems in the market today. More information is available at http://www.lsi.com .