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Physical design synthesis

Objective

- To provide tools which support the effective design of PCB/MCMs using current and newly emerging technologies.

- To provide a unified environment in which the placement and routing activities can be considered together, with constraints and design rules from either discipline being obeyed simultaneously.

- To increase the productivity of PCB/MCM designers to allow demands of decreasing time to market targets to be met.

- The project will validate the tools and work practices in commercial design environments. The users are committed to using the tools developed on real production designs and, if successful, to adopt them into their design departments.

- The results will be progressively delivered to the market by the EDA vendor partner.

The challenges of high density, complex circuitry and the demands of new substrate and packaging technologies impose progressively greater pressures on PCB and MCM designers. In addition, the pressure to reduce time-to-market is a constant requirement. These demands require new developments in CAD tools to allow designers not only to take into account a huge set of constraints imposed by circuit speed, manufacturing requirements, thermal performance, and the specifications of reliability and EM interference, but also to perform the design function in shorter time frames on the way to achieving complete design "compilation" or "synthesis".

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Racal Redac Systems Ltd
Address
Green Lane
GL20 8HE Tewkesbury
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

Bull
France
Address
Route De Versailles 68
78430 Louveciennes
International Computers
United Kingdom
Address
High Street 1
SW15 1SW Putney
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 2
80333 Muenchen
Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme
Germany
Address
Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 Muenchen
Thomson Consumer Electronics
France
Address
Parc D'innovation 1
67403 Illkirch