IC optimization software moves toward Mead’s “tall thin” designer

Library Smart, software for Silicon Navigator Corp.’s Rocket Framework Open Access design environment, optimizes a chip design across multiple libraries on the same die, performing a simultaneous analysis of multiple process, voltage, and temperature corners. In this way, it bridges the gap between design kit data from intellectual property (IP) vendors and EDA tools. To that degree, Library Smart is a step toward Carver Mead’s “tall thin” designer who “works at every level of integration from circuits to application software.”