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TMCNet:  Tanner EDA Completes Analog/Mixed-signal Flow with Digital Place and Route in Release v16.1 of HiPer Silicon Design Suite

[April 07, 2014]

Tanner EDA Completes Analog/Mixed-signal Flow with Digital Place and Route in Release v16.1 of HiPer Silicon Design Suite

MONROVIA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Tanner EDA, the catalyst for innovation and leader for design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) integrated circuits (ICs), has released version 16.1 of the company's HiPer Silicon™ design suite. New products include a digital place and route tool, SDL enhancements, and support for LEF/DEF exchange formats and SDF timing extraction. The HiPer Silicon v16.1 design suite delivers unprecedented interoperability and a complete analog/mixed-signal end-to-end flow, making Tanner EDA the price/performance industry alternative for IC design teams. New capabilities in v16.1 include:

New capabilities for front-end (schematic capture, simulation, waveform viewing):

  • Enhanced mixed-signal co-simulation.
  • Enhanced cross-probing between layout, schematic and in-simulation waveforms.
  • Advanced waveform comparison tool.

New capabilities for back-end (layout):

  • New digital place and route tool for mixed-signal designs.
  • Support for the LEF/DEF exchange formats, and SDF timing extraction.
  • HiPer Verify advanced parasitic extraction.
  • Enhanced interoperability with third-party layout tools through OpenAccess.
  • Support for the OASIS mask interchange format.
  • SDL connectivity extractor and short/open checker.

"Version 16.1 adds additional productivity enhancements to HiPer Silicon," said Greg Lebsack, Tanner EDA's president. "New capabilities in front end and back end, and the release of our digital place-and-route, provides designers a complete analog and digital flow. The release reaffirms our ongoing commitment to offer customers the best possible price/performance for their complete mixed-signal design flow."

Pricing and Availability

HiPer Silicon v16.1 is available for the Windows® and Linux operating systems. For additional information, visit the Tanner EDA website at www.tannereda.com, contact Tanner EDA Sales by phone (626-471-9701), or email salesw@tannereda.com.

About Tanner EDA

Tanner EDA provides a complete line of EDA software solutions that drive innovation for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) integrated circuits (ICs) and MEMS. Customers are creating breakthrough applications in areas such as power management, displays and imaging, automotive, consumer electronics, life sciences, and RF devices. A low learning curve, high interoperability, and a powerful user interface improve design team productivity. Tanner EDA is the price/performance leader and the industry alternative for a complete design flow, improving total cost of ownership (TCO) and reducing EDA tool expense for its global customers. Capability and performance are matched by unparalleled customer support as well as an ecosystem of partners that bring advanced capabilities to A/MS designs.

Founded in 1988, Tanner EDA solutions deliver just the right mixture of features, functionality and usability. The company has shipped over 33,000 licenses of its software to more than 5,000 customers in 67 countries.

HiPer Verify, HiPer Silicon, Tanner Tools, L-Edit, S-Edit and W-Edit are trademarks of Tanner Research, Inc. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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