Rio Design Automation Inc. announces RioMagic, package-aware chip design and optimization software to bridge the gap between the design of high performance integrated circuits (ICs), their packages and the rest of the system design. Employing an interconnect synthesis approach, RioMagic analyzes a wide range of variables to converge on a final I/O plan. With its embedded chip/package extraction, estimation and simulation capabilities for signal and power integrity, the impact on electrical performance is understood and addressed before final implementation. RioMagic’s feature set lets chip designers develop optimized I/O strategies for the chip and package to improve performance and reduce costs. This is accomplished using a chip/package co-design flow that begins during initial floor planning before elements within the chip are fixed. As the design progresses, RioMagic can be used when there are changes in the chip or package design to validate the initial strategy or to re-optimize the I/O plan with the new and updated set of design criteria.
Rio Design Automation Inc.