were in the process of defining an R&D project for correction
of crosstalk effects on timing. As in EDA related
R&D these days, this is a non-trivial endeavor requiring
the setting up of an industry-strength infrastructure
capable of handling large designs in standard formats. It
was even more the case for us since we were planning
to tackle a low level technology-related problem. We had
to have the capability to read formats like .lib, SPEF,
LEF, DEF and ALF, and maintain the netlist and layout
information in a database. In addition, we required an industry
compatible timing analysis tool matching the timing
analysis results of standard tools to which we could add
our own crosstalk aware delay models. As in a typical
R&D project, budget and time constraints precluded us
from developing all this on our own. As were evaluating
the merits of working on this project, we came across
SynApps. They were able to deliver to us an infrastructure
containing all of the above. I have been very pleased
with the manner in which our collaboration with SynApps
has progressed. They have been available at all times
including odd hours to help us with our project. Without
them, we would not have been able to execute on our
project. I would certainly recommend them highly."
Department Head, C&C Research Labs,
January 31, 2002
By selecting Synapps as our development partner, Multigig
was able to leverage Synapps's extensive range of Industry-standard
CAD components onto the development effort to bring CAD
tool support for Multigig's patented Rotary Clock Architecture.
This collaboration with Synapps has significantly accellerated
the time to market for the first commerical software package
for 'Supersynchronous', ASIC-compatible Rotary Clock insertion.
MultiGIG Ltd., U.K.
spite of the number of years that the EDA industry has been
around, there are a number of problems which are not well
understood and addressed by EDA tools. We were facing one
of those problems, namely an "Asynchronous Timing Engine".
We were very impressed with the ability of SynApps to essentially
take on a "research" problem, solve it and provide
a tool in a timely manner."
VP of Engineering
March 31, 2001