14 June 2010 New technology boosts STA runtime and capacity by up to 10 times claims Synopsys Synopsys has launched PrimeTime HyperScale technology, which it says enables static timing analysis (STA) to scale beyond 500million instances. According to Synopsys, the technology makes it possible for designers of large SoCs to see block level timing in relation to the full chip and boosts static timing analysis runtime and capacity by five to 10 times. The PrimeTime HyperScale technology has been designed for large SoC physical implementation flows where designs are implemented in blocks and then assembled at the chip level for final timing closure and signoff. Synopsys claims it improves the timing closure process by providing a 'better mechanism' to look at block level timing in the context of the full chip timing earlier in the design process. By directly reusing block level timing analysis and constraints, it is said to enable a five to 10 times boost in full chip STA runtime and capacity without the accuracy limitations in current modeling techniques. Its auto generation capabilities are designed to provide accurate and up-to-date timing contexts for the chip and block throughout the design process. "As SoCs continue to increase exponentially in complexity, scalability of the design flow is a crucial factor in maintaining productivity," said Antun Domic, senior vice president and general manager, Synopsys Implementation Group. "By adding HyperScale technology, the … release of PrimeTime includes a significant innovation to extend STA scalability for the next five to 10 years. This release represents an important milestone in delivering higher design team productivity both today and in the future." Author Chris Shaw Comment on this article Websites http://www.synopsys.com Companies Synopsys Northern Europe Ltd This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.