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Tanner EDA Releases Version 15 of Widely-installed HiPer Silicon Full-flow Design Suite

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HiPer Silicon v15 flow
HiPer Silicon v15 flow

MONROVIA, California – April 20, 2010 – Tanner EDA, the catalyst for innovation for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), has released version 15 of the company’s HiPer Silicon full-flow design suite, giving designers a complete analog design flow from schematic capture, circuit simulation, and waveform probing to physical layout and verification. HiPer Silicon v15 contains new features and functionality, including:

• A complete redesign of the waveform editor product (W-Edit), which provides designers with a signal analysis platform rather than simple layout views.

• The addition of a new database for storage and management of simulation data.

• HiPer DevGen, the newest addition to Tanner’s tool portfolio that offers breakthrough device and structure generation for layout productivity.

Tanner’s v15 W-Edit provides a new paradigm for post-simulation analytics, allowing designers to perform a robust set of analyses in an intuitive and cohesive user environment. As tool user Michael Lehrman of MESA Imaging AG said, "I've been using Tanner tools for a few years now, and I find the new W-Edit to be everything I need in a waveform analysis platform. There are no extraneous features, just the right mixture of features that most A/MS designers need.”

The new HiPer DevGen tool, developed in collaboration with IC Mask Design, is offered as an add-on option that focuses on silicon quality and yield to generate production-ready devices. By accelerating the most time-consuming aspects of the layout process, this new tool substantially reduces the amount of time required for analog layout while improving quality and design consistency. Integrated device/structure logic ensures a consistent and high quality approach to the layout of complex analog structures across design engineers, design teams, and engineering sites.

HiPer DevGen generates key analog design primitives such as current mirrors and differential pairs, often the most time-consuming aspect of layout and the most critical to the functionality of silicon. It allows effortless creation of T-cells for CMOS technologies, applies matching techniques to address common processing artifacts, produces the optimal solution for parasitics and silicon area, and creates devices optimized for high yield.

“Our goal was to create a robust tool that could produce a layout of high quality while simultaneously reducing the cycle time,” said IC Mask Founder & CTO Ciaran Whyte. “Beta customers have told us unanimously that HiPer DevGen exceeds their expectations on both dimensions.”

“Tanner EDA has long been helping innovative companies create breakthrough applications in analog and mixed-signal design,” offered Massimo Sivilotti, chief scientist at Tanner Research. “Founder John Tanner always thought it was important that designers in any size company should be able to have access to software solutions that would make their jobs easier and more productive. HiPer Silicon v15 continues our commitment to that strategy.”

Pricing and Availability

HiPer Silicon v15 and the HiPer DevGen add-on are available now for the Windows operating system; Linux versions will be available later in Q210. For additional information, contact Tanner EDA Sales by phone 626-471-9700, or email

About Tanner EDA

Tanner EDA provides a complete line of software solutions that catalyze innovation for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) integrated circuits (ICs). Customers are creating breakthrough applications in areas such as power management, displays and imaging, automotive, consumer electronics, life sciences, and RF devices. A low learning curve, high interoperability, and a powerful user interface improve design team productivity and enable a low total cost of ownership (TCO). Capability and performance are matched by low support requirements and high support capability as well as an ecosystem of partners that bring advanced capabilities to A/MS designs.

Founded in 1988, Tanner EDA solutions deliver just the right mixture of features, functionality and usability. The company has shipped over 33,000 licenses of its software to more than 5,000 customers in 67 countries.

HiPer Verify and HiPer Silicon are trademarks of Tanner Research, Inc.

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Contact for Tanner EDA:

Linda Marchant, Cayenne Communication LLC -- 919-451-0776

Source: Tanner EDA