Sonics Augments SpyGlass® IP Kit Verification Flow with SpyGlass Constraints

Sonics Ensures Highest Possible Quality for On-Chip Network Configurations

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 3, 2014 — Atrenta Inc., the leading provider of SoC Realization solutions for the semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, along with Sonics, Inc., the world’s foremost supplier of on-chip network technologies and services, today announced that Sonics has adopted Atrenta's SpyGlass Constraints tools to enhance its semiconductor intellectual property (IP) signoff flow. This addition will ensure that Sonics continues to provide the highest quality IP including fully verified timing exceptions, false and multi-cycle paths, across the many configurations of its products.

“At Sonics, we are committed to the highest quality standards for our IP,” said Chien-Chun (Joe) Chou, vice president of engineering at Sonics. “By adding SpyGlass Constraints to our fully automated verification environment, we will be able to provide our customers the peace of mind that goes with our joint quality effort.”

Most IP support a few configuration options chosen by system-on-chip designers. In order to establish universal connectivity across a wide range of protocols, clocking and power domains, on-chip network IP from Sonics has several orders of magnitude higher configurability. Sonics has developed patented technology to automate the hierarchical verification of arbitrary configurations of its IP, ensuring that customer configurations will work.

SpyGlass Constraints provides an added boost to Sonics’ IP verification methodology, specifically for multiple clock configurations generated in constrained random fashion during nightly regression runs. SpyGlass Constraints delivers timing restrictions and exceptions through patented technologies within its state-of-the-art timing analysis engines. With SpyGlass Constraints incorporated into its SpyGlass IP Kit flow along with SpyGlass Lint and SpyGlass CDC for structural and functional verification, Sonics provides the highest quality assurance for its on-chip network IP.

“Atrenta is proud to work with great IP providers like Sonics,” said Piyush Sancheti, vice president of marketing at Atrenta. “We strive to ensure our partners, like Sonics, provide high quality IP through a rigorous and thorough verification process for all configurations. Our entire SpyGlass platform is dedicated to this effort.”

About Atrenta Inc.

Atrenta's SpyGlass Predictive Analyzer® significantly improves design efficiency for the world's leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. Patented solutions provide early design insight into the demanding performance, power and area requirements of the complex system on chips (SoCs) fueling today's consumer electronics revolution. More than two hundred forty companies and thousands of design engineers worldwide rely on SpyGlass to reduce risk and cost before traditional EDA tools are deployed. And with the addition of BugScope™ verification efficiency is also enhanced, allowing engineers and managers to find the fastest and least expensive path to silicon for complex SoCs.

SpyGlass from Atrenta: Insight. Efficiency. Confidence.

About Sonics, Inc.

Sonics, Inc., headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., is a pioneer of on-chip network (NoC) technology. Sonics was the first company to develop and commercialize on-chip interconnect to accelerate volume production of complex systems-on-chip (SoC) containing multiple processor cores. The company offers SoC designers a comprehensive portfolio of interconnect technologies that deliver the communication performance required by today’s most innovative consumer digital, communications, and information technology devices, and electronic products. Sonic’s global customers have shipped more than two billion SoCs and the company holds more than 138 patent properties. For more information, visit, and follow us on Twitter at

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This press release contains forward-looking statements. Atrenta disclaims any obligation and does not undertake to update or revise the forward-looking statements in this release.


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