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    suggestion for best synthesis tool for asic design

    Hi
    I want to know best synthesis tool for asic design. From web i have listed some like
    1. Design Compiler by Synopsys
    2. Encounter RTL Compiler by Cadence Design Systems
    3. HDL Designer by Mentor Graphics
    4. TalusDesign by Magma Design Automation

    I know it might be difficult to say best because it might depends on what to implement.

    still what are the points or features to consider while choosing synthesis tool

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    Re: suggestion for best synthesis tool for asic design

    1 or 2.
    3 isn't a synthesis tool, isn't an editor I think.
    4 Magma don't exist any more.


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    Re: suggestion for best synthesis tool for asic design

    Quote Originally Posted by jbeniston View Post
    1 or 2.
    3 isn't a synthesis tool, isn't an editor I think.
    4 Magma don't exist any more.
    thanks

    In choosing between design compiler and encounter RTL what are the points / features i should consider? In terms I want to know what points i should check while choosing synthesis tool for asic design?



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    Re: suggestion for best synthesis tool for asic design

    Are you working anywhere? If yes, does your company have licenses for all the tools you have mentioned?
    Typically a design teams will follow just one EDA tool vendor.

    Synopsis for years have been the de-facto. Cadence tools are less expensive. Depends on the company budget, comfortably of the engineers and the decision of the tech-lead/principal design engineer/manager.

    If you are entrusted by your mgmt. to take a decision then you need to compare the tools (go to the relevant websites/use data-sheets and compare the features) and see how it will useful for *your design* (which none of the EDA board members will know).
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    Re: suggestion for best synthesis tool for asic design

    Quote Originally Posted by seeker_123 View Post
    In choosing between design compiler and encounter RTL what are the points / features i should consider? In terms I want to know what points i should check while choosing synthesis tool for asic design?
    You could do an evaluation of each on your design, comparing QoR (timing, area, power). Cost will no doubt be important too.

    There's not a huge difference between them really. Either will do the job.



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    Re: suggestion for best synthesis tool for asic design

    I will suggest design compiler only.



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    Re: suggestion for best synthesis tool for asic design

    Mentor has a solution in the same space, RealTime Designer nextgen physical synthesis tool says from their website. Worth a check
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