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PowerDRC/LVS 2.1 released PDF Print E-mail

Kiev, Ukraine, May 21 2015 - POLYTEDA UKRAINE LLC, a provider of semiconductor design software and PV-services, today announced the general availability of PowerDRC/LVS version 2.1.

This release is dedicated to delivering new DRC functionality and further significant improvements for multi-CPU mode:

  • Added support of hierarchical mode for multi-CPU configurations .

  • Improved errors highlighting and switching between cells in PowerRDE in hierarchical mode.

  • New QuickDiff capability - a quick check for changes by means of special heuristic algorithms. It is intended primarily to detect differences (or ensure their absence) in two revisions of a given layout close to tapeout. QuickDiff may be used as pre-processing stage for XOR resulting in dramatic speedup of XOR operation. New LVL licenses cover both XOR and QuickDiff capabilities.

  • Considerably improved PowerRDE usability.

  • Improved readability of PowerDRC/LVS logs and summary.

  • Improved handling of critical situations for multi-CPU mode.

  • Added MaxHaloForStripMode RCF parameter for more control over parallelism efficiency and StripInfoLayer to assign layer for information on strips geometry.

  • Added StripOverheadThreshold RCF parameter to improve control over strip parallelism overhead in the grid environment.

Please review Release Notes for more information.

PowerDRC/LVS is designed to process integrated circuit (IC) designs of  various size at technology nodes up to 40nm, with run times which are fast and completely predictable. It is massively scalable and provides turnaround is time that is up to an order of magnitude faster than existing solutions. PowerDRC/LVS achieves this scalability and turnaround time through the use of a unique data structure and tive window scanning technique. 

Production Quality

During beta test period, POLYTEDA worked with wide list of partners and evaluators in Europe and US to validate accuracy and performance for production.

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The release version is officially available from POLYTEDA. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details. If you are interested in getting a copy of PowerDRC/LVS with free one-month evaluation license, please send your request via our website.


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