updated 6/6/2011 10:46:36 AM ET 2011-06-06T14:46:36

SAN DIEGO, June 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DESIGN AUTOMATION CONFERENCE -- Magma® Design Automation (Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced immediate availability of the Titan™ Analog Design Kit for TSMC 180-nanometer (nm) and 65-nm processes, that implements Titan's model-based design methodology with Titan FlexCells, which are modular, process- and specification-independent, reusable analog building blocks. The kit provides an analog design ecosystem that enables mutual Magma and TSMC customers to dramatically improve design quality and designer productivity.

The Titan Analog Design Kit design kit contains technology independent FlexCells, associated circuit schematics, symbols, test benches, complete documentation and a tutorial. Using the kit, Titan Analog Design Accelerator (Titan ADX), FlexCells, target process information and specifications, users can create an analog design that meets their specified requirements. This unique new methodology enables very rapid analog design with re-usable FlexCell building blocks. The combination of FlexCells and Titan ADX's state-of-the-art optimization engine enables designers to improve the quality and power/performance of their circuits.

The Titan Analog Design Kit also enables analog designers to quickly explore various design specifications and implement optimized designs. This allows TSMC customers a greater range of choices and more flexibility while designing critical analog IP. The design kit plugs directly into traditional analog design environments while reducing overall design time. The Titan Analog Design Kit including FlexCells will be supported by Magma.

"We are pleased to have worked with Magma to help validate the correlation between Titan ADX results and FineSim Spice," said Suk Lee, director of Design Infrastructure Marketing at TSMC. "They have demonstrated, at 180 nm and 65 nm, that their analog optimization tool produces results, at those nodes, that are highly correlated to FineSim Spice, which is a TSMC qualified circuit simulator."

"By leveraging Titan to automate key portions of the analog design flow and FlexCells to eliminate the need to re-create commonly used analog building blocks, this design kit offers significant advantages over traditional analog design flows," said Anirudh Devgan, general manager of Magma's Custom Design Business Unit. "By validating Titan FlexCells correlation to spice, TSMC supports Titan's ability to make analog design faster and easier."

Availability

Customers can request the Titan Analog Design Kit from the Magma website at www.magma-da.com/TitanKit .  

Titan: Accelerating Analog Design

Magma's mixed-signal SoC design environment includes the comprehensive Titan Mixed-Signal Design Platform, the Titan Accelerators and Titan FlexCells. The Titan Mixed-Signal Platform is the industry's first true mixed-signal design platform. It integrates implementation and verification while delivering first-time-correct, predictable mixed-signal designs. The Titan mixed-signal platform includes user-friendly full-custom schematic and layout editors, an analog simulation environment and correct-by-design schematic-driven layout.

Titan Accelerators are advanced technology solutions that dramatically improve analog/mixed-signal design productivity and reuse. Titan Accelerators are advanced technology solutions that dramatically improve analog/mixed-signal design productivity and reuse. Titan ADX is a model-based analog design and optimization tool that enables analog design reuse. Titan ADX creates new designs from Magma's library of FlexCell building blocks, and makes existing designs reusable as FlexCell models. Titan Analog Virtual Prototyper (Titan AVP) is a layout-aware schematic design tool that performs simultaneous electrical and physical co-design for rapid schematic-to-layout convergence. Titan Analog Layout Accelerator (Titan ALX) automates migration of analog cell layouts to new process technologies while preserving design intent. Titan Shape-Based Router (Titan SBR) automates difficult routing tasks improving routing productivity by a factor of 10.

Titan's FlexCell-based analog design exploration and optimization engine enables designers to improve power and performance by automatically calculating optimal circuit device sizes for a given process and specification. To enable this methodology, Magma provides a library of circuit models called FlexCells to drive rapid IP creation and reuse. Using these FlexCells, Titan generates optimized analog circuits for the target process and target specification, enabling fast circuit implementation from reusable analog models.

See Magma at DAC

To learn more about Titan, visit Magma in booth 1743 or in TSMC's booth 2535 at the 48th Design Automation Conference, June 6-8 in the San Diego Convention Center. Magma will offer demos of its complete line of technology-leading solutions that streamline customization of high-performance core designs, facilitate implementation of large SoCs, automate analog/mixed-signal design and reuse, provide the fastest throughput and predictable closure of complex application-specific chips and enable cost-effective, highly reliable memory sub system design. For more information about Magma at DAC, visit www.magma-da.com/DAC.

About Magma

Top semiconductor makers worldwide use Magma's electronic design automation (EDA) software to produce chips for electronic applications including tablet computing devices, mobile devices such as smartphones, electronic games, digital video, networking, military/aerospace and memory. Magma products provide the "Fastest Path to Silicon"™ and include software for digital design, analog implementation, mixed-signal design, physical verification, circuit simulation, characterization and yield management. The company maintains headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and offices throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Magma's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Follow Magma on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MagmaEDA and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Magma. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at www.magma-da.com.

Magma is a registered trademark and "Fastest Path to Silicon" and Titan are trademarks of Magma Design Automation Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Forward-looking statements:

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release including statements that Titan accelerates and eases analog design and about the features and benefits of Magma software are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to Magma's ability to keep pace with rapidly changing technology and its products' abilities to produce desired results. Further discussion of these and other potential risk factors may be found in Magma's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ( www.sec.gov ). Magma undertakes no additional obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Monica Marmie
         Director, Corporate Marketing
         (408) 565-7689
         mmarmie@magma-da.com

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