Posts Tagged ‘ Logic Synthesis ’

Magma’s Rajeev Madhavan takes a look at the past year in EDA

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

Third in the archived series of live videos from DAC 2010, sponsored by Magma Design and Vpype.
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Synthesis Needs to Change to Serve Modern Chip Design

Jun 2nd, 2009 | By

By Tets Maniwa

Senior contributing editor for New Tech Press
Copyright March 2009 by Footwasher Media

As EDA tools evolve, the resulting products try to increase automation. Unfortunately, the last great advance was from schematics to language-based design starting with the first synthesis tools in the mid-80’s. Designs have grown more challenging and complex over the past 25 years as process geometries have gone from 0.5mm to 32nm and design from 100,000 gates to over 100,000,000 gates.

As process dimensions shrink below 90nm, synthesis tools must provide more information to the back-end tools than previous generations of the processes and