Excellicon Products Adopted by NSITEXE, Inc. to Automate Timing Constraint Development Methodology

Tokyo Japan, May 16, 201 9 – Excellicon Inc., an innovative provider of End-to-End Timing Constraints Analysis and Debugging solutions for the automation of constraints authoring, completion, validation, and Management, today announced NSITEXE, Inc. (NSITEXE), one of the top leading Japanese IP developers specialized in processor IPs, has licensed Excellicon Constraints products. Excellicon products are expected to speed delivery schedules in NSITEXE semiconductor production methodology.

Generation and validation of constraints is a challenge spread across the entire design flow, from front-end to back-end and final tape-out. Project managers are often challenged by the complexity of timing requirements for Today’s SOCs. The result is many iterations and delays in delivery schedules resulting from challenging timing specifications. Excellicon products focus on reducing the challenge of multiple iterations between design and implementation teams resolving design timing closure issues. Even necessary tasks associated with development of IPs, such as checking equivalency of timing constraints between various layers of the design, or different versions of IP prove to be next to impossible to achieve manually. The products address the challenges faced by designers regarding timing constraints (SDC) design and validation, which are often the cause for schedule delays. By using the Excellicon tools, NSITEXE can automate its timing constraints flow used for logical synthesis, placement and routing, and static timing analysis of design solutions as well as eliminate unnecessary design cycles in order to achieve higher levels of accuracy and efficiency in delivery schedules.

“IP development requires precise and accurate design constraints from one version of the design to the next. Manual efforts are error prone and extremely time consuming, not to mention incomplete. Excellicon comprehensive tool set provides a level of automation which not only formalize the constraints development flows, but also ensures necessary coverage required for delivery of quality IP to our customers. We were able to demonstrate the value of the products in our flow, and used the tool capabilities to eliminate much of manual effort. The foundation provided by Excellicon tools goes well beyond timing constraints and will allow us to use the products for timing constraints as well as a general design analysis tool to gain deep understanding of the design. The process enabled us to provide a formal and simplified automated approach for our Design Reviews.,” said Susumu Abe, General Manager, Processor Development Dept., NSITEXE. “Excellicon’s tools enable us to avoid discontinuities in constraints development flow while streamlining the path to final timing closure without going through a costly iterative process.”


“Excellicon is excited to work with NSITEXE and strive to bring the designers a complete and automated constraints platform. Excellicon timing constraints synthesis and validation ensure completeness and correctness of timing constraints from the start to finish, avoiding multiple iterations,” said Rick Eram, VP of Sales and Marketing at Excellicon. “Our goal is to address the challenge in managing a patch work of tools, internal scripts, and a great deal of manual effort by many design teams, while providing a verifiable, and repeatable timing constraints flow from RTL to Signoff, similar to tool sets available on functional flows. Recognition of our technology by a highly effective team at a world-renowned organization such as NSITEXE is an honor and validation of our missions.”

About NSITEXE, Inc.

NSITEXE’s mission is to contribute the evolution of next-generation semiconductor technology through its semiconductor IP products. It develops, creates and licenses high-efficiency and high-quality semiconductor IP which is adaptable to the various applications.

About   Excellicon

Excellicon is an innovative provider of end-to-end Timing Constraints Analysis and Debugging solutions for the automation of constraints authoring, completion, and validation from RTL to GDS with innovative analysis and debugging infrastructures. Excellicon products Constraints Manager, Constraints Certifier, Exception-ToolBox (ET), Budgeting-Tool Box (BT), Equivalence-Checker (EQ), and ConTree address the needs of designers at every stage of SOC design and implementation in a unified environment. –Timing Closure; Done Once! Done Right! www.excellicon.com

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