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[February 12, 2013]

Integration of Tanner EDA and Incentia Tools Increases Capabilities and Productivity for Analog and Mixed-signal IC Designers

MONROVIA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Tanner EDA, the catalyst for innovation for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) integrated circuits (ICs), has integrated the DesignCraft™ and TimeCraft™ digital design tools from Incentia Design Systems into Tanner EDA's HiPer Silicon AMS solution. DesignCraft is Incentia's complete logic synthesis tool with integrated capability to synthesize and optimize for area, power, timing, and design-for-testability (DFT). TimeCraft is Incentia's high-speed, big-capacity, static timing analyzer (STA) for nanometer timing analysis and sign-off. HiPer Silicon AMS extends Tanner EDA's design, layout and verification toolset to include advanced tools for design entry, simulation, debugging, static timing and synthesis for digital circuits.

As ICs add increasing functionality and capability, mixed-signal designs are growing in complexity. At the same time, business pressures are requiring designers to shorten time to market and reduce re-spins. Tanner EDA's solutions are built from the ground up with the needs of the designer in mind. While a number of EDA tool providers offer software for creating A/MS designs, they either come at high cost (low price-performance ratio) or are bespoke point tools, requiring much data manipulation and manual integration. By partnering with leading providers like Incentia, Tanner EDA can offer A/MS designers a cohesive and comprehensive tool suite that delivers productivity, usability and price-performance that is unmatched in the industry.

The Incentia's DesignCraft and TimeCraft tools embedded into Tanner EDA's A/MS flows ae identical to the tools sold directly by Incentia and its resellers. Tanner EDA provides pre- and post-sales support for joint users. A modular installation wizard allows users to install and configure the tools according to their hardware configuration and desired use model. Once installed, the tool operates in a seamless and integrated way - following the workflow for a mixed-signal circuit design.

"We continue to partner with leading EDA tool vendors to provide designers with a mixed-signal design environment that is directly suited to 'big-A, little-D' design," said Greg Lebsack, president of Tanner EDA. "Tight product integration gives our users maximum ease of use - acquisition, installation, configuration, and tool flow and support. And naturally ease of use provides higher design productivity."

"Integration with Tanner EDA's full-flow A/MS design suite was a natural match for both companies," said Ihao Chen, president & CEO of Incentia. "Incentia has a well-established base of users on the digital side; bundling our software into the widely-used Tanner EDA tools suite allows mixed-signal designers to access these capabilities easily and effectively."

Click here to view an online demonstration of the Incentia products integrated with Tanner EDA's HiPer Simulation AMS simulation suite -

About Incentia

Incentia Design Systems, Inc. is a leading Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool provider of advanced timing analysis, logic synthesis, and post-layout timing & power ECO software for multi-million-gate nanometer designs. Incentia's products are in use at leading semiconductor, fabless IC design, systems, and design service companies worldwide and have produced numerous successful tape-outs in different design application areas, such as communications, networking, wireless, chip-sets, and multi-media, and mixed-signal. Incentia has offices in Santa Clara, California and Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, and distributors in Japan, Europe, China, India, Korea, and Israel. For more information, please visit, email to or call 408-727-8988.

About Tanner EDA

Tanner EDA provides a complete line of software solutions that drive innovation for the design, layout and verification of analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) integrated circuits (ICs) and MEMS. Customers are creating breakthrough applications in areas such as power management, displays and imaging, automotive, consumer electronics, life sciences, and RF devices. A low learning curve, high interoperability, and a powerful user interface improve design team productivity and enable a low total cost of ownership (TCO). Capability and performance are matched by low support requirements and high support capability as well as an ecosystem of partners that bring advanced capabilities to A/MS designs.

Founded in 1988, Tanner EDA solutions deliver just the right mixture of features, functionality and usability. The company has shipped over 33,000 licenses of its software to more than 5,000 customers in 67 countries.

HiPer Verify, HiPer Silicon, Tanner Tools, L-Edit, S-Edit and W-Edit are trademarks of Tanner Research, Inc. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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