Himax licenses Synopsys' Galaxy, Discovery toolsPARIS – Flat panel displays provider Himax Technologies Inc. announced it is using Synopsys' Galaxy Implementation and Discovery Verification platforms for its video SoC products.
Himax develops semiconductor solutions for imaging processing technologies, from flat panel displays drivers used in handsets, monitors and televisions, to various innovative chipset solutions for 3D TVs, LCOS pico-projectors. Because its products are faced with short delivery schedules, the company said it is deploying Synopsys' implementation and verification solutions to tape out its most advanced SoC designs.
Synopsys' Galaxy Implementation Platform is a comprehensive solution for cell-based and custom IC implementation. It accepts design intent in industry standard formats and generates a production ready IC design in GDSII format.
Synopsys' Discovery Verification Platform is an integrated portfolio of functional, AMS, formal and low-power verification tools.
The two companies said the agreement expands Himax’s use of Synopsys’ implementation tool suite, including DC Ultra RTL synthesis, Power Compiler power optimization and multi-voltage power management, TetraMAX ATPG for scan test, PrimeTime static timing analysis and IC Compiler physical implementation, as well as analog/mixed-signal verification solutions including VCS functional verification, HSPICE circuit simulation and CustomSim FastSPICE simulation. Himax is also deploying Lynx Design System to manage their design flows more efficiently and increase the productivity of their project teams.
In parallel, Himax said it has extended the use of Synopsys' DesignWare IP.