About Atrenta

Why Leading SoC and Systems Companies Rely on
SpyGlass® from Atrenta

The Challenge

“In the end, it is silicon that drives our industry, and it is silicon that is the ultimate goal of a design project.”
EE Times

Advanced electronics, in the form of integrated circuit (IC) chips are powering the consumer electronics revolution all around us. This technology, known as system on chip (SoC), is paving the way for new and innovative products that touch our lives every day. SoCs represent the most complex designs ever made, and because they serve the fast-paced consumer electronics market, they must be designed and manufactured in far less time than ever before. The conflicting need for complex technology in less time creates high risk, high cost and unpredictable schedules.

Traditional EDA tools struggle with SoC complexity and fall short of delivering an efficient process to ensure chips can be manufactured reliably and cost-effectively. Atrenta’s SpyGlass® Predictive Analysis solution provides a critical link between early SoC design ideas and the implementation process leading to the manufacture of these complex SoCs. Similar to an interactive guidance system, SpyGlass optimizes a design’s path to implementation early, before traditional EDA tools are deployed for detailed implementation. This ability to plot the fastest and most cost efficient path to market has become a must-have technology for thousands of design engineers and their managers who compete in the consumer electronics market.

The Solution

Atrenta's SpyGlass Predictive Analyzer® gives engineers a powerful guidance dashboard that enables efficient verification and optimization of SoC designs early, before expensive and time-consuming traditional EDA tools are deployed.

SpyGlass provides unprecedented levels of early-stage insight into SoC designs including:

  • Heterogeneous IP import and quality validation
  • Efficient chip assembly with a view to manufacturability
  • Enhanced verification efficiency with assertion synthesis and coverage analysis
  • Detection of structural, coding and consistency problems at the earliest point in the process
  • Accurate timing and power estimation and advanced power reduction
  • Comprehensive analysis of the performance of key design elements such as clocks, resets and clock domain crossing (CDC) circuits
  • Formal analysis of design element correctness such as bus contention, dead code and other critical functional issues

The Proof

"Atrenta's SpyGlass CDC product is critical in helping us avoid design iterations and general risks associated with our complex designs. We have been very impressed by the comprehensive solution offered by SpyGlass CDC, which allows us to quickly identify real problems in our clock networks at the earliest possible point in the design flow..."
Raimund Soenning
Manager Hardware Development - Graphics Competence Center
Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe

Engineers at nineteen of the top twenty global semiconductor and consumer electronics companies trust that a SpyGlass Clean™ design is ready for implementation by downstream EDA tools, and ultimately by chip manufacturers.

More than two hundred fifty companies rely on SpyGlass to guide them along an efficient path to silicon. Our customers include:

  • Atheros
  • Fujitsu
  • IBM
  • LG Electronics
  • Renesas Electronics Corporation
  • STMicroelectronics
  • TI
  • TSMC
  • Wipro Technologies

Atrenta invests heavily in the development of its automated SoC design guidance solutions, with more than 75% of its employees involved in R&D at facilities in San Jose (US), Noida (India), Grenoble (France) , Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Shanghai (China). The company supports its worldwide customer base with direct sales and support offices in Silicon Valley, Southern California, Texas and North Carolina in the USA; France, Germany, UK, Japan, Taiwan, Israel and India and distributors in China and Korea.