March 22, 2004
-- Legend Design Technology, Inc. today announced that Applied Micro
Circuits Corp. (AMCC) has used CharFlo-Memory! and Legend's MSIM
circuit simulator for instance characterization and embedded memory
verification in high-performance system-on-chip designs.
CharFlo-Memory! enables engineers to automatically generate on-chip
memory instance models at any process corner of a given technology.
designs, 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.
have 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
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
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
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."