Memory Characterization Tools from Legend Design Technology Used
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 22,
2004, Legend Design Technology, Inc., the leading provider of
IP characterization and simulation software, today announced that
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) [NASDAQ: AMCC] has
utilized CharFlo-Memory! and Legend’s MSIM circuit simulator for
instance characterization and embedded memory verification in
high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) designs. With advantages of
high throughput and silicon accuracy, CharFlo-Memory! enables
engineers to automatically generate on-chip memory instance models
at any process corner of a given technology.
develops, manufactures, and markets silicon networking solutions for
global wide area networks (WAN) and storage area networks (SAN).
Integrated circuits designed by AMCC contain high-performance
embedded memories, which require accurate timing and power models.
Quality validation and re-characterization is necessary for the
memories used at different PVT (process, voltage and temperature),
especially in high-speed and low-power designs.
used Dolphin Technology’s specialty memory compilers in conjunction
with Legend’s CharFlo-Memory! in our latest high-speed SoC designs,”
said Babak Mansoorian, IP manager at AMCC. “It allows us to
verify and obtain accurate on-chip .LIB models for any
layout-extracted memory circuit based on our advanced Spice models
at customized PVT corners. In addition, using Legend’s high-accuracy
MSIM circuit simulator has enabled us to drastically increase our
throughput and results."
"For high-speed and low-power SoC
designs, users of Dolphin memory compilers can rely on Legend’s
instance characterization tool, CharFlo-Memory!, to rapidly provide
accurate models for separate PVTs (process, voltage and temperature)
to achieve the performance requirements associated with deep
sub-micron technology," said Mo Tamjidi, president and CEO at
Legend’s CharFlo-Memory! gives its users
the capacity to characterize memory compiler generated instances in
real-time. Since the memory model reflects the reality of the
silicon, it provides superior quality and reliability. In addition,
due to precise modeling, engineers will be able to generate designs
with higher density and lower power consumption.
modeling of embedded memory is essential for SoC engineers to
achieve success in high-performance designs," said Dr. You-Pang Wei,
president and chief executive officer of Legend Design Technology.
“With the adoption of Legend’s Charflo-Memory!, our customers have
achieved the leading solution for memory IP characterization and
modeling. We’re pleased to be working closely with AMCC to meet
their needs for accuracy and throughput in state-of-the-art SOC
About Legend Design
Legend Design Technology, Inc. is a
provider of characterization and simulation software for
semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) blocks in SoC designs. With
an emphasis on productivity and value, Legend’s CharFlo-Memory!
toolset, which includes MSL, SpiceCut, MemChar and MSIM,
revolutionize the time consuming and error prone processes
associated with characterization. SpiceCut can automatically build
critical-path circuits to reduce simulation time for
characterization, especially from post-layout extracted circuits
with resistors and capacitors. MemChar can automatically
characterize the memories and generate the ‘true’ timing and power
models. MSL can automate memory characterization with customized
setup of '.Lib-in and .Lib out'. MSIM is a high accuracy
characterization-oriented circuit simulator with post-layout RC
reduction capacity and provides excellent price-performance and
value. For more information, visit http://www.LegendDesign.com.
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