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28nm collaboration accelerates turnaround for soft modem chipsets

Soft modem chipset specialist Icera and Magma Design Automation, a provider of chip design software have announced the joint development of Icera's 28nm SoC design flow for its next generation chipsets.

Bristol based Icera selected Magma's Talus 1.2 platform with OCV and clock gating capabiliyies to provide an integrated flow that enables it to address 28nm design complexity. According to the company it will also improve area efficiency and reduce power consumption while accelerating turnaround time.

Peter Hughes, pictured, vice president of Silicon Engineering and Operations at Icera, said: "The advanced technology and tight integration of the Talus platform enable Icera to meet our stringent power and area targets and to reduce time to market for our next generation 28nm soft modem chipset."

Premal Buch, general manager of Magma's Design Implementation Business Unit, added: "The recent enhancements to the Talus platform were developed specifically to address increasing design complexity at the 28nm node while improving designer productivity dramatically. Offering the capacity to process 1million cells per day, integrating the Tekton based MX timing engine to ensure correlation and accelerate timing closure, and supporting advanced low-power design techniques, Talus is the clear path to 28nm and smaller SoCs."

Chris Shaw

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