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4th Integrated Design System Workshop: Evolution and Innovation

4th Integrated Design System Workshop: DAC 2008


OpenAccess: A Platform for Continuous Evolution and Innovation


As OpenAccess continues to deliver on the promise of interoperable EDA tools, its rich ecosystem is leading to exciting innovations that are changing the future of IC design systems. This workshop will explore some of these areas which are right now being developed by the OpenAccess community. Presentations and demonstrations will highlight these innovations and provide details on current functionality as well as planned progress. They include:


1. Electronic System Level (ESL) Extensions: Proposed extensions to OpenAccess will allow ESL design systems to directly interface to OpenAccess-based physical analysis capabilities. These extensions will enable the mapping of system-level design representations  on to their physical counterparts in OpenAccess to facilitate this analysis.

John Darringer,IBM

Luca Carloni, Columbia Univ



2. OpenEngines: This proposed program would allow the interoperation of software engines and components that sit on top of the OpenAccess application programming interface (API) and information model. EDA vendors, academia, and end-user tool developers could write these engines without the need to build complete applications, and EDA users could integrate them into their OpenAccess-based design systems.

  Rob Mains, Sun Microsystems


3. Open Modeling Calculation Interface: The OpenAccess Coalition is working with the Open Modeling Coalition to develop a common interface to support consistent and accurate computation of library  models for all EDA applications. This system provides direct access and bi-directional communication between OpenAccess applications and executable library models and parameters.

   Martin Foltin, Hewlett-Packard


4. Interoperable PCell Libraries (IPL): The IPL Initiative is creating and distributing an open-source IPL that resides in the OpenAccess database. For the first time in semiconductor industry history, IC designers will be able to operate on the same PCell libraries with tools from multiple vendors and any tools that they developed in-house.

Ed Lechner, Synopsys

   Ed Petrus, Ciranova


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