Integration of Tanner EDA and Incentia Tools Increases Capabilities and Productivity for Analog and Mixed-signal IC Designers
HiPer Silicon AMS extends Tanner EDAâ€™s design, layout and verification toolset to design entry, simulation, debugging, static timing and synthesis for digital circuits
MONROVIA, California â€“ February 12, 2013 â€“ Tanner EDA, the catalyst for innovation for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) integrated circuits (ICs), has integrated the DesignCraftâ„¢ and TimeCraftâ„¢ digital design tools from Incentia Design Systems into Tanner EDAâ€™s HiPer Silicon AMS solution. DesignCraft is Incentia's complete logic synthesis tool with integrated capability to synthesize and optimize for area, power, timing, and design-for-testability (DFT). TimeCraft is Incentia's high-speed, big-capacity, static timing analyzer (STA) for nanometer timing analysis and sign-off. HiPer Silicon AMS extends Tanner EDAâ€™s design, layout and verification toolset to include advanced tools for design entry, simulation, debugging, static timing and synthesis for digital circuits.
As ICs add increasing functionality and capability, mixed-signal designs are growing in complexity. At the same time, business pressures are requiring designers to shorten time to market and reduce re-spins. Tanner EDAâ€™s solutions are built from the ground up with the needs of the designer in mind. While a number of EDA tool providers offer software for creating A/MS designs, they either come at high cost (low price-performance ratio) or are bespoke point tools, requiring much data manipulation and manual integration. By partnering with leading providers like Incentia, Tanner EDA can offer A/MS designers a cohesive and comprehensive tool suite that delivers productivity, usability and price-performance that is unmatched in the industry.
The Incentiaâ€™s DesignCraft and TimeCraft tools embedded into Tanner EDAâ€™s A/MS flows are identical to the tools sold directly by Incentia and its resellers. Tanner EDA provides pre- and post-sales support for joint users. A modular installation wizard allows users to install and configure the tools according to their hardware configuration and desired use model. Once installed, the tool operates in a seamless and integrated way â€“ following the workflow for a mixed-signal circuit design.
â€œWe continue to partner with leading EDA tool vendors to provide designers with a mixed-signal design environment that is directly suited to â€˜big-A, little-Dâ€™ design,â€ said Greg Lebsack, president of Tanner EDA. â€œTight product integration gives our users maximum ease of use â€“ acquisition, installation, configuration, and tool flow and support. And naturally ease of use provides higher design productivity.â€
â€œIntegration with Tanner EDAâ€™s full-flow A/MS design suite was a natural match for both companies,â€ said Ihao Chen, president & CEO of Incentia. â€œIncentia has a well-established base of users on the digital side; bundling our software into the widely-used Tanner EDA tools suite allows mixed-signal designers to access these capabilities easily and effectively.â€
Click here to view an online demonstration of the Incentia products integrated with Tanner EDAâ€™s HiPer Simulation AMS simulation suite â€“ http://www.tannereda.com/ams
About Tanner EDA
Tanner EDA provides a complete line of software solutions that drive innovation for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) integrated circuits (ICs) and MEMS. Customers are creating breakthrough applications in areas such as power management, displays and imaging, automotive, consumer electronics, life sciences, and RF devices. A low learning curve, high interoperability, and a powerful user interface improve design team productivity and enable a low total cost of ownership (TCO). Capability and performance are matched by low support requirements and high support capability as well as an ecosystem of partners that bring advanced capabilities to A/MS designs.
Founded in 1988, Tanner EDA solutions deliver just the right mixture of features, functionality and usability. The company has shipped over 33,000 licenses of its software to more than 5,000 customers in 67 countries.
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