Giga Scale Integration has launched ChipEstimate.com to provide electronic designers with free access to InCyte, a chip estimation tool which helps control the cost of ICs early in the design cycle at the design creation and specification stage, where it has the most impact.
InCyte is bundled with Intellectual Property (IP) from leading suppliers such as MOSAID and Virtual Silicon among others.
InCyte allows users to estimate IC cost, yield, die size, power and leakage to within five to ten percent accuracy of final silicon, as well as to make architectural and economic comparisons and tradeoffs across various technology nodes, process variants and IP options. The tool has proved effective at reducing total IC cost and minimizing the duration of the design cycle.
Upgrade subscriptions providing access to additional IP vendor and foundry data are available at the ChipEstimate.com website. Visitors simply register, download a free copy and can begin estimating their designs immediately.
With the free version of InCyte, designers no longer need to depend upon cumbersome spreadsheet calculators which are rapidly becoming unmanageable with the ever changing complexity in manufacturing and IP options.
InCyte comes bundled with an extensive set of IP from industry-leading vendors including thousands of hard and soft IP blocks, cell libraries, memory compilers, and I/Os.
Giga Scale IC’s constantly growing IP library is updated in real-time via a secure web connection, ensuring that InCyte users have the latest vendor releases at their fingertips.