The Talus IC implementation system from Magma Design Automation Inc. has been enhanced to support the Common Power Format (CPF).
With the addition of CPF, Talus becomes the first RTL-to-GDSII flow to support both the CPF and the Unified Power Format (UPF), according to the company.
Both formats enable better, faster, low-power integrated circuit (IC) implementation by allowing specifications to be captured just once and used consistently throughout the flow.
By supporting both formats, Magma says it offers designers the flexibility to choose the low-power format that best suits their design while also providing advanced low-power design capabilities that minimize power consumption, maximize quality of results and reduce iterations.
Magma's open architecture and unified data model simplified the implementation of the CPF across the Talus RTL-to-GDSII environment.
With its implementation and analysis engines sharing a single, common view of the design and CPF support, Talus enables designers to implement low-power design techniques throughout the flow.
CPF is a design specification language that addresses the limitation in traditional design automation tool flows by capturing the designer's intent for power management and enabling the automation of advanced power-lowering design techniques.
The Common Power Format enables all design-, verification-, implementation- and technology-related power objectives to be captured in a single file and allows the application of that data across the design flow, in top-down, bottom-up and middle out methodologies, providing a consistent reference point for design development and production.
The Magma Talus implementation system provides a fully integrated RTL-to-GDSII flow for high-performance, high-complexity, low-power nanometer designs.