Magma to Feature Partners at DAC

Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, announced a line-up of partner activities for the 44th Design Automation Conference that will showcase mutual customers’ design successes and advanced IC design ecosystems based on Magma and third-party software.

“As part of our efforts to enable our customers to ‘Design Ahead of the Curve,’ Magma works with key partners to develop and prove advanced IC design flows, reference methodologies and industry standards,” said Yatin Trivedi, director of Magma’s Industry Partnership Program. “We’re pleased to be offering mutual customers an opportunity to learn how they can better leverage critical technology to achieve better quality of results and faster time to market while reducing development costs.”

In Booth 4578, Magma and its partners will offer the following in-depth presentations:

ESL Design

  • AutoESL Design Technologies: High-level ESL Synthesis with AutoPilot
  • Bluespec: An ESL Methodology – From High-Level Design to Hardware-Assisted Verification to Layout
  • DeFacTo Technologies: RTL – The Right Time to Consider DFT
  • Forte Design Systems: A Direct Path from a High-level Algorithm Using SystemC to GDSII
  • Mentor Graphics: Rapid ASIC Development from C to Optimized GDSII Using High-Level Synthesis
  • Silistix: Interconnects – From Specification to GDSII

Timing Constraints

  • Atrenta: Create, Verify and Manage Your Design Constraints – Improve Chip QoR
  • Blue Pearl Software: It’s All About Timing — Getting Your Constraints Right

Design Case Studies

  • Fastrack Design: Been There, Done That: Achieving First-Time Silicon Success for Large and Complex 65-nm ASICs
  • LSI: Implementing and Debugging Complex Clocking Schemes
  • MIPS Technologies: MIPS-Magma Reference Methodology – The Latest in Hardening Processor Cores for Speed

In addition to these presentations, Magma will be involved in other partner activities during DAC:

  • ARM and Magma will host the lunchtime panel discussion, “Challenges of Implementing and Integrating Super Systems on Chip (SSoCs)” on Tuesday, June 5. This panel will explore new and innovative approaches to implementing SSoCs that truly automate chip building, reduce cycle time and design cost drastically, yet meet design performance, power and area targets. Panelists include representatives from ARM, Magma, Microsoft and TSMC, and EDN Executive Editor Ron Wilson will moderate. Attendees will be eligible to win an Xbox, courtesy of Microsoft.
  • Magma is co-sponsoring the Unified Power Format (UPF) Booth 7860. DAC attendees are invited to a cocktail party there, Monday, June 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., to toast the adoption of Accellera’s Unified Power Format as the standard serving the entire Low-Power Design community.
  • Magma is also co-sponsoring the Interoperable PCell Libraries, IPL Alliance Booth 2957.

About Magma
Magma’s software for integrated circuit (IC) design is recognized as embodying the best in semiconductor technology, enabling the world’s top chip companies to “Design Ahead of the Curve.”TM Magma provides EDA software for IC implementation, analysis, physical verification and characterization. Magma products are used by the world’s leading engineers to create complex, high-performance ICs for consumer electronics, mobile communications, computing and networking applications, while at the same time reducing design time and costs. Magma is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices around the world. Magma’s stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA.

Magma is a registered trademark and “Design Ahead of the Curve” is a trademark of Magma Design Automation.