SAN FRANCISCO Power-focused EDA provider Sequence Design has released enhanced versions of its CoolTime and CoolCheck power-grid verification products, the company said Thursday (April 27).
According to Sequence (Santa Clara, Calif.) the new versions offer improved usability, analysis and optimization features that minimize set-up times and maximize user productivity. The usability enhancements have improved the time it takes to achieve design closure by making it easier to understand and debug results, Sequence said.
CoolCheck provides formal grid verification, while CoolTime solves for timing and signal integrity, static IR drop, electromigration and dynamic voltage drop, according to Sequence. The company claims that Sequence has been used in more than 150 successful tapeouts at customer locations worldwide.
According to Sequence, the new version of CoolCheck provides 100 percent detection of structural defects and connectivity defects as early as the floorplanning stage of the design flow. It features an enhanced user interface, including new visual reports and automated navigation, the company said.
"As the level of design complexity grows, it is essential that we provide designers with tools that are both accurate and efficient," said Vic Kulkarni, Sequence president and CEO, in a statement. "These new releases of CoolTime and CoolCheck ensure fast working silicon, combining superior analysis with a user-friendly interface."
Upgraded versions of both tools are available now, Sequence said. CoolTime pricing for a one-year, time-based license in North America begins at $70,000. Pricing for the CoolCheck option to CoolTime begins at $40,000, the company said.