Also, the COre technology is very much still embedded in the Talus
Vortex flow, Richards noted. "However, that flow paradigm has been
further optimized to ensure optimal crosstalk convergence with the best
throughput. This includes track based optimization earlier in the flow
and the new MX global router with its significant throughput, capacity
and QoR enhancements. The end goal being to ensure that runtime costly
post-route optimization steps are minimized as much as possible."
said Magma is working closely with all fabs to ensure it has the
requisite technology in place before its customers need it. He
commented: "We are already fully engaged and have significant technology
solutions in place to address the new challenges at 20nm. The most
obvious being the checking and routing solutions needed to meet the
strict double patterning requirements needed to address the lithography
challenges at this node. We will continue to work with the fabs to
ensure we can keep all of our customers at the optimum point on the
process node curve."
Magma's Talus Vortex FX and Talus 1.2
were unveiled on the same day. Trying to understand the reasons behind
this, Richards declared: "It is very much a synergy of technologies and
one where we now are able to address the ‘one-size-does-not-fit-all’
shortfall of most tools in this arena."
He added: "Remember that a
Talus Vortex license will be needed for each of the partitions during
implementation and as such Talus Vortex FX is primed to absorb excess
license capacity that a customer may have. For customers with smaller
license pool sets, or ones where the design size is significantly below
the approximate 3M+ cell capacity of Talus Vortex 1.2 then there will be
little or no benefit seen from distribution given the already high
throughput of the base Vortex 1.2 product."
said that by having both solutions at hand massively expands the
solution sets that can be trialed or employed in the process of
implementing growing designs. "Talus Vortex FX also shines as a fast and
early “what-if?” tool that adds to the designers’ arsenal in the all
phases of SoC development," he concluded.
Magma said Talus
Vortex FX is available now to a limited set of customers who said they
could validate the throughput benefits on their design data in a few