Extreme DA has unveiled the 2010.09 release of its GoldTime Sign-off suite with 2X faster timing analysis, including signal integrity (SI) effects and enhanced features over its 2009 release.
Extreme DA (Santa Clara, Calif.) explains that GoldTime performs variation-aware timing analysis on a design. It is capable of running nominal, statistical, Monte Carlo, and SPICE analyses on the full design or any part of the design. It is SDC compatible and presents results in the familiar PrimeTime environment.
GoldTime Analysis performs timing and clock tree analysis. It further calculates the effect of process variation on crosstalk noise and delay. GoldTime Analysis computes variation sensitivities for each cell. Variation sensitivities are the mathematical models for measuring the cell's contribution to yield or clock skew and a key technology driving the statistical optimization engine.
In the 2010.09 GoldTime release, enhancements include:
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