FishTail To Showcase Rapid Timing
Exception Generation, Gate-Level
and RTL Exception Verification at DAC (booth #2152)
Portland, Oregon, June 2, 2005 – FishTail Design Automation, Inc., the
golden timing constraints company, today announced what it will be
highlighting at the 2005 Design Automation Conference in Anaheim,
California, June 13-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, booth #2152.
FishTail will demonstrate how automatically generated timing exceptions
make the difference:
between meeting and not meeting timing;
between spending weeks trying to close timing in the back-end vs.
getting it done in a few hours;
between chip failures because of incorrect timing exceptions vs.
ASIC and FPGA design and implementation engineers are invited to see live
demonstrations of the company’s Focus™ product for the generation of
timing exceptions on VHDL, Verilog and mixed-language designs, the
Assertions Package for the verification of Focus generated and
user-specified timing exceptions and Refocus™ for the integration of
timing exceptions into gate-level netlists. To schedule a live suite
demonstration, please register at the FishTail website at
Seating is limited, so please register early.
FishTail Customers Weigh in With Feedback
To read what customers have to say about the use of Focus, view the report
on DeepChip at
http://www.deepchip.com/items/0445-04.html. To see what’s
new with the FishTail tools visit
FishTail's Focus™ product solves the time-consuming problem of poor
chip-implementation results because of missing or incorrect timing
exceptions by formally identifying false and multi-cycle paths early in
the design cycle before virtual prototyping and logic synthesis. In
addition, Focus also generates assertions that justify why a false-path or
multi-cycle path definition is correct. Using only the synthesizable
description and clock definitions, Focus automatically generates the
timing exceptions for the design in standard SDC file format for use by
downstream implementation tools.
About FishTail Design Automation
Founded in 2002, FishTail Design Automation has set its sights on tackling
the difficult problem of precise constraints on chip timing – the area
where the success or failure of a design is ultimately determined. The
company’s patented technology improves chip implementation by
automatically identifying exceptions to single-cycle clocking from RTL
descriptions. FishTail is privately funded. For more information about
FishTail and Focus, please visit the company’s website at
FishTail and the Focus are trademarks of FishTail Design Automation, Inc.
All other brand names and product names are the property of their
For more information, contact:
Barbara Marker for FishTail