MANHASSET, NY Synopsys, Inc. has extended its Galaxy implementation platform with the StarRC Custom parasitic extraction solution for analog mixed-signal and custom digital IC design.
StarRC combines Star-RCXT extraction technologies and the Raphael NXT 3D fast field solver into a single, unified extraction tool.
Star-RCXT is in use by more than 40 leading semiconductor companies at 45-nm and on more than 140 tapeouts at 16 foundries, according to Synopsys.
"Synopsys took a unique approach with StarRC Custom by focusing not only on extraction runtime and accuracy, but also on optimizing the extraction data to improve overall transistor-level simulation throughput," said Robert Hoogenstryd, director of marketing for design analysis and signoff at Synopsys.
The tool includes optimized links with Synopsys' CustomSim circuit simulator which can boost simulation runtime by up to 10X while preserving signoff accuracy, according to Hoogenstryd.
StarRC Custom is seamlessly integrated with Synopsys' Galaxy Custom Designer tools and provides the foundation of an expanded Synopsys extraction tools suite, which includes StarRC and StarRC Ultra, according to Synopsys.
StarRC Custom is planned to be generally available in December 2009.