SpyGlass Products Predict Downstream Problems Early in Design Cycle
SAN JOSE, Ca. - June 3, 2002 - Atrenta Inc., the Predictive Analysis
company, is offering integrated circuit designers a unique opportunity
to see first hand why leading electronic and semiconductor companies are
using its predictive analysis products BEFORE running simulation or synthesis.
At this year's Design Automation Conference (DAC), June 10-12, 2002 in
New Orleans, Atrenta will demonstrate its SpyGlassä family of predictive
analysis products. These products help predict and identify SoC (system-on-chip)
integration issues, testability issues and RTL (register-transfer level)
handover issues that normally only show up much later in the design process.
By fixing these problems early, designers can significantly cut their SoC
design time. Engineers can see Atrenta's SpyGlass products in booth 2925
or sign up for an in-depth demonstration in suite 4006.
Atrenta will be highlighting three new products introduced earlier this
year: SpyGlass SoC, SpyGlass DFT and SpyGlass 3.0. SpyGlass SoC enables
design teams to carefully evaluate incoming IP (intellectual property)
and internally designed RTL blocks to ensure it meets project guidelines.
In addition to hookup checks, SpyGlass SoC zeroes in on tough issues that
often cause significant delays in SoC integration, such as race conditions,
clock synchronization, set/reset consistency and much more. This aligns
all the blocks for quick integration and eliminates schedule delays caused
by inconsistent design practices.
SpyGlass DFT focuses testability analysis at the RTL development stage,
detecting problems and guiding designers to the best possible solutions.
This proactive approach lets designers know, right from the start, if their
design is scan ready and if the required fault coverage will be met. SpyGlass
DFT pinpoints un-testable logic and suggests changes that let designs speed
through the testing process.
SpyGlass 3.0 identifies complex design problems and downstream tool
flow issues right up front at RTL creation time, resulting in early detection
of problems, fewer design iterations and early time to market. RTL problems
that cause handover issues, including timing and layout problems, are detected
early in the design cycle. SpyGlass reports on logic depth between registers
by source and destination clock domains, snake paths that may create floorplanning
and timing issues, un-driven signals, and dead-code.
To sign up for an in-depth demonstration at Atrenta's suite, designers
should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Atrenta offers a new approach in accelerating the design of complex
ASICs, FPGAs, and SoCs through predictive analysis. Its SpyGlass software
is the first tool that performs detailed structural analysis on register-transfer-level
Verilog and VHDL code in order to check for complex problems, which include
coding styles, RTL-handoff, design re-use, clock/reset requirements, and
much more. Its breakthrough and innovative "look-ahead" capability incorporates
a fast-synthesis engine, logic evaluator, and testability technologies.
Atrenta has over forty-five customers, such as Agere, Agilent, Apple, ARM,
Canon, Compaq, Fujitsu, Hitachi, LSI Logic, Motorola, National Semiconductor,
NCR, Nortel and Olympus, who are using SpyGlass to achieve shorter overall
design cycles, increased design productivity and lower costs. Atrenta is
headquartered in San Jose, California, with European headquarters in Swindon,
England, a research and development center in India, and sales and support
distributors in Japan, Taiwan, India and Singapore. For further information,
visit the Atrenta website at www.atrenta.com
or call 1-866 ATRENTA.