Fremont, Calif.--Feb. 25, 1998--Avanti Corp. (Fremont, Calif.) and Hewlett-Packard Company announced that Hercules, Avanti's hierarchical physical design verificationtool, has been ported to HP's 64-bit Unix system operating environment-- HP-UX 11.Hercules, Version 1997.4, running on HP-UX 11, is now available forevaluation and purchase.
Hercules Version 1997.4 addresses the special challenges of VDSMintegrated circuit design technologies and rules. Hercules 1997.4is completely integrated within Avanti's Milkyway, the EDA industry's firstcommon database for handling complex designs in VDSM technology.
Hercules is incorporated into a user's layout environment through a fullyintegrated graphical debugging environment and produces results that are up to3 to 20 times faster than competitors' tools. Hercules has had successful benchmarks on designs, including a 256-Mb DRAM, a 26-million transistor SRAM, a 40-million transistor ASIC, as well as a 100-million transistor microprocessor. Hercules' production-proven verification technology is capable of verifying hundreds of millions of devices.
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