PARIS - Backend integrated circuit (IC) design consultancy Sondrel Ltd has introduced a design flow automation and management environment to support in-house and manpower IC implementation services.
Sondrel (Theale, United Kingdom) said its Helium automation environment enables designers to manage complex tasks by automating steps in the design flow.
The goal of Helium, claimed its developer, is to ensure that design teams are productive from day one and new engineers can be up-to-speed on projects in a matter of hours.
Sondrel added that its automation environment could be used to specify and control sequences of design tasks to guarantee that one designer can quickly resume work started by another without loss of productivity.
The company concluded that Helium supports best-in-class point tools, giving “the user greater choice and a class-leading design flow out of the box”. The initial release supports various semiconductor processes and tools from Magma, Synopsys and Mentor Graphics.