Genesys, Magma Integrate ArraytestMaker with Blast Create

Genesys Testware and Magma(R) Design Automation (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, today announced an automated design-for-test (DFT) solution that integrates Genesys’ ArraytestMaker(TM) test, diagnosis and repair solution into Magma’s Blast Create(TM) physical synthesis design flow, simplifying the overall flow by removing the need to import and export design data into Blast Create. Genesys and Magma will demonstrate this solution at the International Test Conference Oct. 24-26 in Santa Clara, in Booth #118.

eSilicon Corporation, the industry’s leading supplier of custom integrated circuits (ICs), has successfully incorporated the Genesys-Magma DFT solution into the physical design of a 3.2-million-cell, 500 Mhz device. The Genesys-Magma solution provided eSilicon rapid turnaround for memory BIST insertion and optimized area and performance of the BIST logic.

“By using the ArraytestMaker software with BIST capability within the Blast Create flow, we were able to successfully complete the automated insertion of test, diagnosis and repair circuits for a highly complex customer design with 250 memory instances,” said Hao Nham, vice president and general manager of Design Services, eSilicon Corporation. “This solution simplified our design flow by eliminating the need to import and export design data, and provided faster timing closure with its memory-floorplan-driven test methodology.”

“We are pleased to report the successful implementation of ArraytestMaker in the Blast Create RTL-to-GDSII design flow at eSilicon,” said Bejoy Oomman, president, Genesys Testware. “We are particularly excited that the manufacturing experts at eSilicon chose the Genesys-Magma solution for volume production.”

The Genesys-Magma solution provides automated insertion of circuits to optimize yield and quality of embedded memory. This automated insertion is performed during synthesis within the Blast Create RTL-to-placed gates flow. The Tcl interface to Magma’s unified data model is used to create synthesis scripts for automated insertion inside the ArraytestMaker software. By streamlining the interoperability and increasing automation, the Genesys-Magma solution eliminates extra steps and accelerates the design flow.

“Integrating the automated insertion of circuits to optimize memory yield and quality using Blast Create in ArraytestMaker provides a strong added design value for end users,” said Kam Kittrell, general manager of Magma’s Design Implementation Business Unit. “Many of our mutual customers will find this effortless automation of testability and manufacturability extremely useful.”

About Genesys Testware
Genesys Testware, Inc. provides tools to improve yield, quality and cost of nanometer ICs. Its products are all silicon-proven in various customer designs.

About Magma
Magma’s software for integrated circuit (IC) design is recognized as embodying the best in semiconductor technology. The world’s top chip companies use Magma’s EDA software to design and verify complex, high-performance ICs for communications, computing, consumer electronics and networking applications, while at the same time reducing design time and costs. Magma provides software for IC implementation, analysis, physical verification, characterization and programmable logic design, and the company’s integrated RTL-to-GDSII design flow offers “The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon”(TM). Magma is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. with offices around the world. Magma’s stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA.

ArraytestMaker is a trademark of Genesys Testware, Inc. Magma is a registered trademark and Blast Create and “The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon” are trademarks of Magma Design Automation. eSilicon is a registered trademark of eSilicon Corporation.