Solido Design Automation Joins IPL Alliance to Support Open Interoperable Analog Design Constraints Standards
News Release from:
10 October 2012
The Interoperable PDK Libraries Alliance announced today that Solido Design Automation has joined the IPL Alliance, a standards organization whose charter is to establish an interoperable custom design ecosystem. Solido Design Automation plans to support IPL's Interoperable Analog Design Constraint Standard 1.1.
The IPL Alliance, which includes major EDA, semiconductor and foundry companies, is an industry standards organization established to develop an interoperable ecosystem for custom IC design. Its current focus is to create and promote standards for interoperable PDKs (iPDK) and analog constraints. The IPL Alliance released the industry's first open standard for iPDKs for analog/mixed-signal designs in February 2010. The iPDK standard is based on the OpenAccess database and uses standard languages and a unified architecture to enable interoperability among all EDA vendor tools. IPL Alliance also released the standard for interoperable design constraints in June 2011; IPL Constraint specification version 1.1 is available to IPL members. IPL Constraint 1.1 allows designers to enter constraints and design intent once and use them across multiple EDA tools in their design flows, improving productivity and quality of results while reducing time to market.
Solido is pleased to join the IPL alliance and provide our variation-aware expertise to a constraint-driven, yield-driven design flow, said Amit Gupta, president and CEO of Solido Design Automation Inc. IPL constraints are open and interoperable, enabling Solido to collaborate on manufacturing-aware design automation tools for the latest nanometer process technologies. We plan to support the IPL constraint standards in our product offerings as part of our commitment to provide best-in-class yield-aware tools for custom analog and digital design.
IPL Alliance is committed to standardizing analog design constraints to enable design automation and improve productivity for analog and mixed-signal designers, said Jingwen Yuan, president of the IPL Alliance and strategic alliance manager at Synopsys. We welcome the addition of Solido Design Automation to participate in the definition, implementation and validation of the standard.