SANTA CLARA, CA – January 19, 2011 – Azuro, Inc., a leading provider of advanced clock tree synthesis and timing optimization tools for digital chip design, today announced that SiBEAM has adopted Azuro’s PowerCentric™ clock tree synthesis (CTS) solution.
“CTS has become one of the critical bottlenecks in physical design. It typically takes a lot of effort to ensure that clocks are balanced correctly across all operating modes and corners," said Bernard Shung, Vice President of IC Engineering at SiBEAM. “Azuro CTS works directly from the multi-mode sign-off constraints, and delivers superior timing to our current flow with fewer iterations. Azuro’s clock trees are also smaller and lower power too.”
“Modern physical design techniques such as multi-mode, multi-corner, on-chip-variation derates, multi-voltage, and clock gating compound to cripple the ability of traditional CTS tools to deliver efficient clock trees,” said Paul Cunningham, CEO of Azuro. “In particular, it is fundamentally impossible to decompose multi-mode timing constraints into a set of tree-based skew targets. Azuro’s CTS algorithms are graph-based not tree-based and are therefore able to directly solve a true multi-mode clock balancing problem.”
For more information on PowerCentric and Azuro’s unique graph-based approach to CTS see the Technology Overview at www.azuro.com/downloads.
Azuro is an electronic design automation company supplying software tools for use designing digital semiconductor chips. The company's unique clock and timing optimization technologies make chips faster, reduce chip power and dramatically accelerate chip time to market. Founded in 2002, the company is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with R&D in Cambridge, UK, and is privately held. For additional information, visit www.azuro.com.
Founded in 2004, SiBEAM is a fabless semiconductor company developing intelligent millimeter wave technologies and leveraging the latest manufacturing methods to meet the demand for high-bandwidth services. SiBEAM is the world’s leader in driving the architecture and semiconductor implementation for the distribution and presentation of high-definition multimedia and data in the consumer electronics, personal computing and mobile device markets. SiBEAM is the first and only company to build 60 GHz chipsets using CMOS technology. As a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig) and WirelessHD, SiBEAM is currently shipping innovative technology based on a variety of standards in the 60GHz frequency domain. For more information please visit www.sibeam.com.
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