San Francisco--June 15, 1998--IBM (White Plains, N.Y.) and FTL Systems demonstratedbreakthrough software running on an IBM supercomputer that can test and verify electronic circuits and chip designs hundreds of times more complex than those that can be tested today. The new testing capability is expected to help speed the delivery of far more advanced and powerful microelectronic devices used in basic research, aerospace, telecommunications, and a whole host of industrial and consumer products.
Running FTL's Auriga software on an IBM RS/6000 SP supercomputer enables design engineers to test up to one billion gate designs. The IBM RS/6000 SP and Auriga can also be used to test the complex electronics packages in new consumer and industrial products, which combine many off-the shelf chips to create intricate systems which often total hundreds of millions of gates.
FTL Systems' Auriga will ship this fall. This EDA compiler offers parallel compilation and simulation capability. It integrates event-driven, cycle-driven and analog simulation into a single optimized compiler and simulation.
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