Synopsys, Inc. today announced the Synopsys EclypseTM Low Power
Solution. The suite aligns Synopsys' offerings into a streamlined low power workflow that encompasses each phase of the design process.
Advanced low power design techniques, such as MTCMOS power gating, multi-
voltage, and dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS), force a major
shift in how engineers create and verify chips. These techniques can
dramatically reduce power consumption in deep submicron chips but have
traditionally required ad-hoc, time-consuming, risk-prone, and manual
verification and implementation approaches. The Eclypse Low Power Solution
combines a wide array of advanced techniques, methodologies, standards, and
automation to simplify advanced low power design and verification. As a
result, the Eclypse solution enables design teams to adopt advanced low power
The Eclypse solution supports the industry-standard Unified Power Format
(UPF) language, which is used to capture low power design requirements. The
following UPF-enabled tools are included: MVRCTM and VCS® with MVSIMTM, key components of the DiscoveryTM Verification Platform, and Design Compiler®, Power CompilerTM, IC CompilerTM, DFT MAXTM, Formality®, and PrimeTime®, key components of the GalaxyTM Design Platform. Completing the solution are additional tools for low power design, including InnovatorTM, HSPICE®, HSIM®, NanoSim®, TetraMAX®, and PrimeRailTM, as well as DesignWare® IP and Synopsys Professional Services. Figure 1 shows how Eclypse incorporates all the tools required by designers when dealing with low power issues.
1. The UPF standard format can support low power design throughout the entire flow.
The Eclypse solution supports open methodologies, including those described in the "Low Power Methodology Manual" (LPMM), co-authored by Synopsys and ARM.
"With Eclypse, Synopsys has aligned its proven low power tools, IP, methodologies and services into an easy-to-use solution so that design teams can quickly and confidently adopt the most advanced low power techniques" stated George Zafiropoulos, vice president of Solutions Marketing at Synopsys.
The Eclypse Low Power Solution with UPF support is available today. Pricing
is based on configuration.
Eclypse Low Power Seminar Series
Synopsys will conduct a series of Eclypse Low Power Seminars in which ARM
will participate. These seminars are designed to help chip development teams
understand how they can employ the latest advanced low power design techniques
with the Eclypse solution. The seminars will include an overview of the
Eclypse solution and detail key elements of an automated low power design
workflow. Synopsys is a member of the ARM Connected Community. For
information on seminar locations, please visit