Synopsys, Inc., in collaboration with ANSYS, today announced the immediate availability of RedHawk Analysis Fusion, a complete in-design power integrity add-on solution for Synopsys IC Compiler II place-and-route system users. Synopsys brings to production a fully integrated rail analysis flow that leverages IC Compiler II’s best in-class power, performance, and area (PPA) with industry-standard RedHawk rail analysis from ANSYS. RedHawk Analysis Fusion enables place-and-route engineers to perform early power grid integrity checks, as well as static and dynamic power analysis at multiple points in the design flow and from within the familiar IC Compiler II cockpit.
Productivity gains are maximized by collapsing numerous steps associated with point tool flows into a single command. Seamless visualization of IR drop maps from within the IC Compiler II environment also means faster issue debug, which reduces ECO cycle time. Designers can expect true convergence without unexpected violations during final power signoff analysis, because the underlying results are generated by the same ANSYS RedHawk power analysis engine.
“With our close partnership and collaboration with ANSYS, we were able to successfully roll out our RedHawk Analysis Fusion capability on schedule. Designers can immediately leverage the design optimization benefits of IC Compiler II with embedded industry standard ANSYS RedHawk rail analysis,” said Michael Jackson, corporate vice president of marketing for the Design Group at Synopsys. “Our customers are especially pleased with the productivity gains achieved by utilizing a single environment that provides seamless execution and visualization of RedHawk analyses coupled with IC Compiler II automated optimization and repair.”
Synopsys will feature Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp. as one of the speakers at the Fusion Technology lunch panel at the Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) Silicon Valley event, March 21-22 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, to discuss their experience and benefits derived from using RedHawk Analysis Fusion.