Aspex Semiconductor Uses Cadence Encounter Platform to Implement 130nm Linedancer Processor.
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Signal Integrity, Timing Closure Achieved Easily, Enabling Aspex
to Meet Ambitious Time-to-Market Goals
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See: New York Stock Exchange :CDN (Content Delivery Network) A system of distributed content on a large intranet or the public Internet in which copies of content are replicated and cached throughout the network. ) today announced that Aspex Semiconductor, a fabless semiconductor company A fabless semiconductor company specializes in the design and sale of hardware devices implemented on semiconductor chips. It achieves an advantage by outsourcing the fabrication of the devices to a specialized semiconductor manufacturer called a semiconductor foundry or "fab. delivering ultra high performance, software programmable processors, has successfully taped out Refers to the completion of the design of a chip. The next stage is to put it into production. The term comes from the early days when designs were transferred to the fabricator via magnetic tape. its Linedancer(TM) processor using 130nm technology at 300MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. using the Cadence(R) Encounter(TM) digital IC design platform. Responding to the demand of customers serving such markets as communications, Web services and imaging markets, Aspex redesigned the device at 130nm, incorporated new features and reduced the die size and power consumption. The Encounter platform enabled Aspex to reach its market window and meet all design and performance goals.
Signal integrity was a key design challenge for Aspex at 130nm. Using the Encounter platform's CeltIC(TM) signal integrity technology, elimination of cross talk and reduction of design iterations were realized within three weeks. Timing closure was successfully achieved at 300MHz with First Encounter(R) silicon virtual prototyping. The best-of-breed technology behind the Encounter platform demonstrates again that the platform provides an integrated and fast route to higher-quality silicon through wire-centric design.
"We were thrilled with the whole Encounter design flow from Cadence," said Dr. Ian Jalowiecki, vice president of engineering at Aspex Semiconductor. "Resolving signal integrity and timing closure issues at 130nm painlessly, we were able to meet our design goals within a very aggressive market window."
"Last August we announced that Aspex selected the Encounter platform in order to obtain solutions and support for their next stage of growth," said Guillaume d'Eyssautier, senior vice president and general manager EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Refers to that region of the world. For example, one might see products packaged differently for the UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific markets. at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. "We are very pleased today that the Encounter platform has enabled Aspex to move rapidly to smaller geometries and tape out successfully in 130nm."
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