Apache's Latest Release of RedHawk-EV
Apache Design Solutions has announced that their latest release of RedHawk-EV delivers at least 2X faster runtime performance and 40% less memory utilization for full-chip dynamic power integrity compared to the previous released version.
The speedup and capacity improvements increase based on the size and complexity of the design. In a recent tapeout support, the dynamic simulation run-time was reduced from 14 hours 30mins to 6 hours 38mins on a 65nm design with 8M gates. On a larger design with 110M gates, RedHawk-EV version 5.3 delivered an even more significant runtime speedup with a total run-time reduction from 58 hours to that of 12 hours running on a 64-bit machine. This was a highly complex design whose analysis included a RDL (Re-Distribution Layer) with complex power routings and with on-chip memories fully modeled down to the lowest level of metal.
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