December 20, 2007 -- Magma Design Automation, Inc. and Sigma Designs, Inc. today announced that Sigma Designs is adopting a suite of Magma products, including design implementation, physical verification and circuit simulation, for Sigma Designs' complex, next-generation designs. This multiyear agreement includes licensing for Magma's Talus Design and Talus Vortex automated IC implementation, Quartz DRC and Quartz LVS physical verification and FineSim Spice circuit simulation software.
"Sigma Designs' SOCs enable developers of Blu-ray and HD-DVD players to provide stunning audio and video quality as well as intelligent interactive features," said Ken Lowe, Vice President of Strategic Marketing of Sigma Designs. "We selected Magma's software because it provides the automation, integration, accuracy and performance we need to meet the cost and time-to-market requirements of our advanced SoCs."
Talus Design is a full-chip synthesis environment that enables rapid development of RTL and chip-level constraints throughout the design process without sacrificing the quality of design or delivery schedule. Talus Vortex provides a complete physical design environment that dramatically improves the productivity of physical designers by automating floorplan generation and complete design closure. These capabilities, combined with optional automated distributed processing on multiple computers, enable Talus Design and Talus Vortex to implement design of any size, from RTL to GDSII, in a predictable fashion.
Quartz DRC and Quartz LVS are fully scalable physical verification solutions. Leveraging a unique architecture and advanced modeling capabilities, these products allow affordable massively distributed processing of DRC and LVS comparison and integrate inherent DFM knowledge into physical verification.
FineSim Spice, Magma's Spice-level simulator that incorporates transistor-level simulation analysis capabilities for mixed digital and analog design, runs on both multiple-CPU and multiple-machine compute environments, can simulate much larger designs than traditional Spice simulation could handle yet delivers silicon-accurate results.
Go to the Magma Design Automation, Inc. website to find additional information.