Next-generation design optimization solution from Nangate is now available for free evaluation by industrial customers using the free 45nm Open Cell MegaLibrary, an extension of the 45nm Open Cell library to allow easy access to design performance improvements ahead of final design implementation.
SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA, March 4, 2010 – Nangate Inc, the leading supplier of digital cell library development and design optimization solutions, today announced that it has released the 45nm Open Cell MegaLibrary™ to support the existing 45nm Open Cell Library that has become a standard for university research programs and in EDA and fabless organizations since it was first released in 2008.
The 45nm Open Cell MegaLibrary was created using the Nangate Library Creator™.
MegaLibrary is a new type of standard-cell library containing a very large set of fine-grained cell variants that enable the digital logic of an IP core or SoC design to operate with significantly higher performance than with the traditional standard-cell library approach. This is done through the application of library sub-setting, deployed using Nangate Design Optimizer™ (NDO), integrating seamlessly with existing EDA design flows from synthesis through to back-end place & route.
Industrial customers keen to explore the performance improvements that Nangate MegaLibrary and Design Optimizer can bring to their digital IP core and SoC designs can now do so using the free 45nm Open Cell MegaLibrary. A special release of NDO that includes the Synopsys Design Compiler interface module is now available and customers are invited to request a free evaluation license and discover the significant benefits of this next-generation design optimization solution.
The full release version of NDO interfaces with all the major EDA flows at synthesis and place & route stages and can be purchased to allow customer designs to be optimized using commercially available MegaLibrary releases already developed for major foundry production processes.
“We are very excited about the release of the 45nm Open Cell MegaLibrary,” says Ole C. Andersen, Co-founder and CEO at Nangate Inc. “It will allow easy access to one of the most advanced design optimization solutions available to digital designers today and will enable them to explore the considerable performance benefits it can bring to real designs without cost or risk.”
"We have seen significant improvements in static power and area performance when deploying a Nangate MegaLibrary and Nangate Design Optimizer on a TSMC production design," says Graham Curren, CEO of Sondrel, a leading provider of silicon design services. "The 45nm Open Cell MegaLibrary is an excellent way for designers to explore extra design performance gains before implementing with a foundry specific MegaLibrary on their production process node."
The 45nm Open Cell MegaLibrary, designed to be used only through Nangate Design Optimizer can be downloaded free of charge after successful registration on the Nangate website. It will enable digital designers to easily and rapidly discover the many possible design performance improvements that library sub-setting enables in terms of speed, power or area or a combination thereof, ahead of making the final production decisions on process and foundry.
The Open Modeling Coalition (OMC) under Si2 already uses the Nangate 45nm library as an integral part of the reference flow for the DFM, Statistical and Characterization & Validation working groups.
Nangate will be showing MegaLibrary and Design Optimizer at DATE 2010 in Dresden - 8-12 March 2010.
Nangate is a fast-growing, innovative developer of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software and physical silicon intellectual property (IP) for Integrated Circuit design. Nangate offers software, IP and services for physical library IP creation, characterization, optimization and validation.
The company provides a unique alternative to one-size-fits-all standard cell libraries and a low-risk alternative to custom library development or full-custom chip design.
The Nangate solution brings together all the required cell library design disciplines to achieve these benefits with the tool chain and seamlessly integrating with SoC design flows from the major EDA vendors.