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Magma licenses ATPG to LogicVision

Posted: 10 Feb 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:design-for-test  test quality  nanometer ICs  ATPG 

Chip design software provider Magma Design Automation Inc. and LogicVision Inc. has announced Magma licensed its automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) technology to LogicVision.

The agreement enables LogicVision to accelerate the expansion of its product portfolio and provide customers with comprehensive design-for-test (DFT) capabilities that improve test quality and reduce turnaround time and costs of nanometer ICs. The companies also signed a separate agreement that allows Magma to distribute LogicVision products to its strategic customers.

"Magma will continue its focus on core products in implementation, physical verification and circuit simulation while LogicVision provides DFT technology expertise including support for advanced ATPG technology," said Kevin Moynihan, general manager of Magma's Design Implementation Business Unit. "Our customers will benefit from continued access to advanced DFT products that are fully interoperable with Magma's RTL-to-GDSII flow and deliver faster turnaround time and better results."

LogicVision will develop, market and support ATPG and ATPG compression solutions based on advanced technologies developed by Magma. The companies will ensure tight interoperability between the advanced DFT capabilities and Magma's IC implementation software.

In an ongoing effort to provide customers with the most comprehensive set of DFT products, LogicVision is developing ATPG and ATPG compression solutions to complement its logic BIST capabilities. Development of these solutions will be greatly accelerated by the key technologies from Magma, including an advanced ATPG kernel designed using a multi-threaded architecture.

This represents the next generation of ATPG capabilities that can take full advantage of the increased processing power of multi-processor platforms. The new ATPG solutions under development are expected to deliver a significant speed-up over existing commercial solutions.

Integrated BIST solutions within Magma's implementation solutions are available today. First customer engagements for the new ATPG solutions are expected in the fall of 2009.

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