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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today unveiled Custom Compiler™, a new custom design solution that closes the FinFET productivity gap by shortening custom design tasks from days to hours. To bring new levels of productivity to FinFET layout, Synopsys has taken a fresh approach to custom design by developing visually-assisted automation technologies that speed up common design tasks, reduce iterations and enable reuse. Developed through close collaboration with leading customers, Custom Compiler is already in use for production work on the most advanced nodes and supported on FinFET process technologies by leading foundries (see today's accompanying news releases). Several Custom Compiler users will be sharing their experiences at the Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) Silicon Valley, opening today at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
"Legacy custom design tools have not kept pace with the exponential growth in design complexity," said Antun Domic, executive vice president and general manager of the Design Group at Synopsys. "In particular, the growing number and complexity of FinFET design rules pose significant challenges for layout designers. Custom Compiler's innovative assistants enable designers to address the most difficult layout challenges while significantly improving FinFET design productivity."
Visually Assisted Automation
Custom Compiler Assistants are productivity aids that leverage the graphical use model familiar to layout designers while eliminating the need to write complicated code and constraints. With Custom Compiler, routine and repetitive tasks are dealt with automatically without extra setup. Custom Compiler provides four types of assistants: Layout, In-Design, Template and Co-Design.
"As the leader in analog/mixed-signal semiconductor IP, our team has been exposed to FinFET related design challenges very early in the foundry process development cycle," said Joachim Kunkel, executive vice president and general manager of the Solutions Group at Synopsys. "We asked the Custom Compiler development team to focus on improving FinFET layout productivity because we saw large increases in the layout effort across a wide range of IP development projects, from standard cells to high-performance SerDes. Custom Compiler's Layout Assistants allowed us to implement a novel layout methodology that reduces the time of many layout tasks from hours to minutes."
Comprehensive Custom Solution Available Now
Custom Compiler is based on the industry standard Open Access database. It provides an open environment spanning schematics, simulation analysis and layout. Unified with Synopsys' circuit simulation, physical verification and digital implementation tools, Custom Compiler provides a comprehensive custom design solution. For more information about Custom Compiler, visit https://www.synopsys.com/implementation-and-signoff/custom-implementation/custom-compiler.html .
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 16th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at www.synopsys.com.
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