Pulsic is an electronic design automation (EDA) company offering production-proven floorplanning, placement and routing software solutions for extreme design challenges at advanced nodes. Complementary to existing design flows, Pulsic technology delivers hand-crafted quality, faster than manual design or general-purpose software solutions.
As semiconductor-processing technologies move toward smaller geometries, the complexity of custom integrated circuits (ICs) increases significantly every year. However, many custom design teams are still using the same, primarily, manual floorplan assembly methodologies that have been
used for the last 10 years or more. Pulsic Unity Chip Planner, the first truly hierarchical floorplanner for custom design, enables custom design teams to manage growing complexity while accelerating design closure and improving design quality.
As custom integrated circuits (ICs) grow in size and functionality, both manual routing and semi-automated routing using traditional routers have reached their practical limits. Partitioning large designs into discrete hierarchical blocks, each assigned to a separate layout team, fails to address the complexity of routing between the blocks, completing top-level routing, and resolving congestion at each level of hierarchy.