Apache's Latest Release of RedHawk - EV Delivers Higher Performance and Capacity

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 30, 2006 - Apache Design Solutions, the technology leader in physical power integrity solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) designs, today announced that their latest release of RedHawk-EV delivers at least 2X faster runtime performance and 40% less memory utilization for full-chip dynamic power integrity compared to the previous released version.

The speedup and capacity improvements increase based on the size and complexity of the design. In a recent tapeout support, the dynamic simulation run-time was reduced from 14 hours 30mins to 6 hours 38mins on a 65nm design with 8M gates. On a larger design with 110M gates, RedHawk-EV version 5.3 delivered an even more significant runtime speedup with a total run-time reduction from 58 hours to that of 12 hours running on a 64-bit machine. This was a highly complex design whose analysis included a RDL (Re-Distribution Layer) with complex power routings and with on-chip memories fully modeled down to the lowest level of metal.

“As design size and complexity increases, the tools used by customers to validate their designs need to keep pace with their demands,” said Dian Yang, vice president of product management at Apache. “In spite of our significant competitive lead in runtime and capacity, Apache continues to enhance our products and technologies to meet the needs of our customers’ most challenging designs.”

“The latest enhancements in performance and memory are obtained from upgrades of our core physical database, extraction engine, and simulation kernel with no impact on waveform accuracy, said Andrew Yang, CEO of Apache Design Solutions.

“The new version improves customers’ productivity by significantly reducing the overall turnaround time of deploying full-chip dynamic solutions to SoC designs at 65nm and below.”

Apache will be demonstrating RedHawk-EV, along with their complete power integrity and noise management solutions, at the upcoming Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco, California, July 24 - 27, in booth #1906.

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