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MMI IC Design Tools

DPC Datapath Tool

Includes SUE SoC Design Manager

USE DPC to Make Your Datapaths
Faster, Smaller, Lower Power, Easy to Route

Now with Built-in Formal Verification and Power Analysis

Using DPC, engineers have produced real designs that were 3X faster, 40% smaller, and 40% lower power than their existing place & route designs.

For example, this video clip (below) demonstrates how fast and easy it is to move block placements and determine critical path..

Video (3:11): Demonstration of Place-and-Route Results Using DPC (annotated).

The video above illustrates several aspects of the datapath tool, including Auto-placement, schematic generation, and Auto-sizing. (3 min). Note that all DPC events were captured in real time.

This image, a composite of two screenshots, shows a standard placement, and the much more compact and speedy layout done with DPC.

DPC side-by-side results Typical results realized when using DPC over traditional layout.


Using DPC, engineers have produced real designs that were 3X faster, 40% smaller, and 40% lower power than their existing place & route design.


Custom Performance with ASIC Effort


  1. Import design data using schematics or Verilog.
  2. Create custom-like bit-slice placement which reduces congestion and improves routing.
  3. Perform postplacement timing analysis.
  4. Compute critical paths and provide timing information at each node.
  5. Auto-size gates based on your constraints (optimizing for timing and power, or power alone).
  6. Modify your design and see the new results very quickly. Iterations are done in minutes – DPC computes 100,000 gates per minute.
  7. Check for “hot spots” with congestion analysis.
  8. Output a DEF placement file for your existing P&R flow.
  9. Verify timing postroute, and show results graphically.

    DPC Features

  • Up to 300% faster datapath performance, 40% lower power, 40% less area
  • Custom performance wih ASIC effort
  • Quickly builds custom-like datapaths using all existing standard cell libraries
  • DPC includes it's own timing analyzer, or use PrimeTime®
  • Fast - processes 100,000 gates per minute
  • Writes DEF placement information and a Verilog netlist for integration with routers
DPC Incorporates MMI's SUE SoC Design Manager

About Micro Magic, Inc. Tools

All MMI tools interface seamlessly with other point tools. You have the ability to augment your existing flow with MMI tools as desired.

All MMI tools run on LINUX, are straightforward to set up and use, and all tools include on-line documentation and tutorials. MMI tools are so easy to use than any engineer can install them in the morning, and begin producing layout in the afternoon.

MMI prides itself on customer service and timely response to queries and comments.

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