Meylan, France and Dortmund, Germany -- May 25, 2009
– ELMOS and Dolphin Integration announce they have completed together a major joint project for innovating in schematic edition, commercialized by Dolphin Integration under the name of SLED.
Ludger Krücke, VP IC Design at ELMOS declared: “In this era, it is common for EDA providers to try to tie-in their customers through database incompatibilities. For ELMOS, the decision to develop an open and extensible schematics editor, as an alternative to frameworks, was based on the long term vision for the company, with the concern to maintain independence. We have been working with EDA solutions from Dolphin for more than 15 years, and we know that they are committed not only to innovation, but also to providing open solutions which are compatible with standards and ensure easy exchange of files in custom design flows targeting designers’ productivity.”
Gilles Depeyrot, Medal Development Manager at DOLPHIN, commented that “following the market concentration for schematics edition and the disappearance of open third-party solutions, this partnership is key to the development of an innovative entry solution to enhance our EDA offering, in particular our multi-domain simulator SMASH. The advantages of working with ELMOS have been to focus and accelerate the development, and to benefit from the feedback of an experienced and demanding partner.” He then added “since the launch of SLED, we have acquired users on all continents – it is a very valuable enhancement of our offering for front-end design”.
Among other features, SLED offers mixed-signal and multi-level capabilities and is designed to be an open solution, and a versatile one with both script and graphic control, i.e. delivering easy import/export with other solutions, cross-probing with and back-annotating from SMASH, netlisting for simulation, layout editing and verification…About ELMOS Semiconductor AG
ELMOS Semiconductor AG (FSE: ELG) is a leading developer and producer of customer-specific system solutions in the automotive sector. Based on the modular high-voltage CMOS technology, a great amount of analog mixed-signal circuitry elements such as voltage regulators, analog/digital converters, power-drives and NVM storage offer a huge range of integration possibilities for customers' ideas. In addition, MEMS-based sensor systems and dedicated packages both developed and manufactured within the ELMOS-Group, enable ELMOS to supply silicon-based microsystems. ELMOS is listed on the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange. For additional information about ELMOS Semiconductor, visit www.elmos.de About DOLPHIN Integration SA
Founded in 1985, DOLPHIN Integration is a lasting actor of the ever-changing design industry in Microelectronics, deeply involved in the process of its accelerating deverticalization. As the "Enabler of Mixed Signal Systems-on-Chip", they not only contribute the most complete multi-lingual simulator, SMASH starring VHDL-AMS, but also provide the crucial IP methods with essential Virtual Components, for high-performance hierarchical design. www.dolphin-integration.com