RedHawk and Totem platforms help with power analysis and optimization of network and multimedia ICs at 65nm & beyond
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – March 16, 2010 – Apache Design Solutions, the technology leader in power integrity and noise closure for chip-package-systems (CPS) convergence, today announced that Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world’s leading network and multimedia integrated circuit (IC) providers, has adopted Apache’s RedHawk and Totem platforms to speed up power design and analysis across their product lines.
Realtek designs and develops a wide range of competitive total solutions for communications networks, computer peripherals, and multimedia applications. As process technologies have gone beyond 65nm, power integrity issues have become very critical, and Realtek needed a comprehensive solution to quickly sign-off on digital and analog designs. The company selected Apache’s solutions for dynamic power, advanced low power, and EM sign-offs of their mixed-signal IC designs.
Realtek chose RedHawk-NX, the industry’s leading full-chip dynamic power integrity solution for IR-drop analysis and dynamic power sign-off. They also chose RedHawk-ALP to handle the ramp-up / shut-down analysis and optimization of advanced low power designs such as MTCMOS and LDO. Reliability is one of the critical design challenges for mixed-signal designs and Realtek selected Totem, a transistor-level power / ground noise analysis and verification solution, to verify the maximum EM current of a PAD and identify high EM locations on the layout of their analog IP.
“Realtek constantly strives to meet ever higher performance and yield targets,” said Realtek’s Executive Vice President Jessy Chen. “Apache’s products provide us with the performance and accuracy we need to ensure that our chips will perform as expected, while keeping our product cost competitive. In addition, Apache’s solutions integrate easily into our flow, and should we need it, their support is excellent.”
“Realtek’s ICs deliver the innovation and quality for which the company is renowned,” said Dian Yang, senior vice president and general manager at Apache. “We are delighted that they have chosen Apache’s power and noise solutions to help them optimize analog and digital power design.”
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. Realtek designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Media Converter/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, DSL Chips, VoIP Solutions, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Media Processors. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on our web site: www.realtek.com.
About Apache Design Solutions
Apache delivers the industry’s leading global power and noise analyses platform solutions for Chip-Package-System convergence. Apache's innovative platforms address the unique power and noise challenges associated with specific design domains such as SoC (digital), analog / custom IP, and System (IC package, SiP, PCB), while providing a co-analysis environment that integrates the SoC and System worlds. From early-stage to sign-off, Apache’s products are adopted by 95% of the top 20 IDM, fabless semiconductor, and foundries for cost reduction, risk mitigation, and time-to-market improvements. Apache is a global company with over 200 employees and R&D centers and direct sales / support offices worldwide.
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