SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 25, 2008—Blue Pearl Software, Inc. announced that it is exhibiting its productivity improvement suite of tools at Magma’s MUSIC users conference which takes place on the 27th and 28th of February at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Cobalt Timing Constraint Generation is the spotlight of their exhibit, showing how the automatically generated timing constraints have been integrated into Magma’ design flow. The tight integration makes using Cobalt with Magma’s flow completely seamless for the designer. By using Cobalt to generate the timing exceptions before synthesis, designers save themselves many iterations through the design flow as they usually define timing exception constraints for paths failing to meet timing at static timing analysis. By identifying these constraints early, a better quality of results is achieved with the initial synthesis run. Cobalt reduces the time required to achieve timing closure and improves quality of results (QoR) by automatically generating false and multi-cycle path timing constraints.
Blue Pearl Software’s Suite of Engineering Productivity Tools
Cobalt Timing Constraint Generation is the industry leading product in Blue Pearl’s suite of
engineering productivity enhancement tools. Other products are Indigo RTL Analysis—currently
used by many leading edge electronics and semiconductor companies—and Blue Pearl
Software’s Azure Timing Constraint Validation software. Azure is based on new technology that
automatically verifies existing SDC timing-exception constraints, and will be available later this
year. Blue Pearl Software tools are developed to work together seamlessly in a single executable
program with a user-friendly environment.
About Blue Pearl Software
Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Blue Pearl Software is a privately-held electronic design
automation (EDA) company. It is committed to reducing iterations in digital design flows and
improving design productivity at the register-transfer-level. For the latest news and information
on Blue Pearl Software and for evaluation software, visit
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they use Magma solutions to meet the challenges of IC and SoC design. The complete program
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