Theale, UK (PRWEB) May 10, 2007
Sondrel Ltd, Europe's leading IC consultancy, today announces Helium, a design flow automation and management environment to support the in-house and manpower IC implementation services it offers to its customers.
Sondrel and its customers collaborate on increasingly advanced chip development projects at small process geometries. Helium helps designers to manage complex tasks by automating steps in the design flow, resulting in enhanced productivity and reduced risk.
Helium helps design teams to:
- Start projects quickly. An intuitive interface to guide design flow automation ensures that design teams can be productive from day one. New engineers can be up-to-speed on projects in a matter of hours.
- Manage risk. Helium can be used to specify and control sequences of design tasks to ensure that one designer can quickly and easily resume work commenced by another without loss of productivity. An interactive GUI makes it easy to check project status, and by controlling log files assists documentation.
- Benefit from best-in-class tools. Unlike other design flows, which are specific to one foundry or EDA vendor, Helium supports best-in-class point tools, giving the user greater choice and a class-leading design flow out of the box. The initial release supports different semiconductor processes and tools from Magma, Mentor Graphics and Synopsys.
Graham Curren, CEO, Sondrel, commented, "Our customers need to manage more than 20 discrete design steps in a typical chip development flow. Helium is our solution for making this process reliable and repeatable."
Established in 2002, Sondrel (http://www.sondrel.com) is Europe's leading IC consultancy. Its team of highly experienced engineers, located in the UK, France, Italy, Israel and Sweden, has completed over 60 designs, including many in 90nm and 65nm process geometries.
Sondrel serves five of the top ten global semiconductor companies and has worked on designs for advanced applications in a broad range of markets, including DSPs, mobile phones, networking, video processing, digital radios and hard disk controllers.