San Jose, CA--August 26, 1996--COMPASS Design Automation Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced availability of its 0.35 m Passport logical and physical libraries, providing designers with foundry-portable silicon technology. Additionally, the new front-end design kits will be delivered to designers at no charge and via the worldwide web.
The 0.35 m (3V) Passport libraries include COMPASS' Optimum Silicon (OS) standard cells, RAM and ROM compilers, high-density datapath compilers, and a package of I/Os with approximately 100 interface functions, available today. The new 0.35 m libraries enable existing 0.6 and 0.5 m customers to migrate to next-generation technology by providing appropriate technology parameters with the new libraries.
COMPASS' Optimum Silicon library technology, announced in March 1996, is the base technology utilized in the new 0.35 m Passport OS standard cell libraries, and is optimized for both synthesis and place and route tools.
Additional foundry support is planned as part of COMPASS' ongoing Passport Foundry Partners Program. When combined, this foundry support represents more than two-thirds of the worldwide 0.6/0.5/0.35-m logic foundry capability.
The 0.35 m Passport design kits are available immediately, and the libraries will be available in the fourth quarter of 1996. U.S. pricing for the libraries, including full physical, starts at $350,000.
COMPASS Design Automation
2160 Lundy Ave. Suite 110
San Jose, CA 95131
Fax: (408) 952-2910, (408) 952-2920
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