Getting to Silicon Through OpenAccess
During the past 18 months Arrowsmith Research has co-developed the foundation for LSI Logic's RapidWorx design software using the OpenAccess database. This has been a program associated with their RapidChip program. RapidChip has been described as both a platform ASIC and as a structured ASIC. One of the fundamental concepts of RapidChip is the creation of pre-built Slices containing power and ground nets as well as aggregations of proven Intellectual Property. Arrowsmith Research and LSI Logic describe their results of using OpenAccess in taping out 130 nm silicon.