List of EDA companies

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A list of electronic design automation (EDA) companies.

Existing companies

Generic companies

  • Invio Custom EDA Tool Platform - Platform that allows IC developers to quickly build custom EDA tools in tcl or Python that parse, explore and manipulate Verilog, SystemVerilog and VHDL
Company EDA products
Agnisys
  • IDesignSpec Register Management tool
  • ISequenceSpec Portable Sequence Generator
  • IVerifySpec Verification Management tool
  • DVinsight Editor and Checker for SV, UVM
  • ARV (Automatic Register Verification)
Aldec
  • Active-HDL
  • HES-DVM
  • Riviera-PRO
  • ALINT
  • Spec-TRACER
Altium
  • Altium Designer
    • PCB Design
    • Circuit Simulation
    • Altium Designer - PCB Design software, Schematic Capture and Circuit Simulation
    • Altium Vault - Design Data Management Solution
    • PDN Analyzer - Power Distribution and Network Analysis (A/C)
    • CircuitStudio - easy-to-use PCB design tool
    • CircuitMaker - free community-driven PCB design tool for makers
    • SOLIDWORKS PCB Connector - OEM Product provides link from AD to you MCAD environment in SOLIDWORKS
    • EDA Connect - Direct Link Between Altium Environment & Enterprise PLM
  • Protel PCB (discontinued)
  • P-CAD (discontinued - former EDA from Accel Technologies)
  • Upverter - online EDA
    • Schematic Capture
    • PCB Layout
    • System Design Tool
  • Autotrax (discontinued)
  • EasyTrax (discontinued)
Ansys
  • Ansoft HFSS - High-Frequency Structure Simulation
  • Apache Design, Inc. products:
    • PowerArtist: RTL Design for Power Platform
    • RedHawk: Full-chip Dynamic SoC Power Integrity Solution
    • Totem: Analog and Mixed-Signal Power & Noise Platform
    • Sentinel: Chip-Package-System Co-design/Co-analysis Solution
    • PathFinder: Layout-based ESD Integrity Solution
Austemper Design Systems Inc
  • SafetyScope: Computes the FIT rates and diagnostic coverage metrics for permanent and transient faults
  • Annealer: Safety synthesis tools for adding error correcting codes (ECC), error detection codes (EDC), block level duplication or triple instances or design.
  • RadioScope: Safety synthesis tools for adding ECC or EDC to banks of flops, duplication of critical sections of the design, addition of illegal condition checks.
  • KaleidoScope: Fault campaign tool capable of fault propagation and disposition of injected faults into detected, safe and undetected faults.
Blue Pearl Software
  • Visual Verification Suite (VVS):
    • Advanced Clock Environment
    • Analyze RTL
    • Clock Domain Crossing (CDC)
    • Management Dashboard
    • Automatic SDC Generation
    • VVS: Vivado Tcl Store App
EMWorks HFWorks: High Frequency Electromagnetic Simulator

EMS: Low Frequency Electromagnetic Simulator

Cadence Design Systems
  • System Development Suite with Verification Computing Platform, Virtual System Platform, Incisive Verification Platform, and Rapid Prototyping Platform
  • C-to-Silicon
  • Verification IP Catalog
  • Design IP
  • Chip Planning Solution
  • Virtuoso - IC Artist
  • Virtuoso - IC Layout
  • Virtuoso - Layout Migrate
  • Innovus - Digital IC design
  • Encounter - Digital IC design
  • Encounter - Conformal-LEC
  • Encounter - Conformal Low Power
  • Encounter - Conformal ECO Designer
  • Encounter - Conformal Constraint Designer
  • Encounter - RTL Compiler
  • Encounter - RTL Compiler Physical
  • Encounter - Test ATPG
  • Encounter - Test Diagnostics
  • Encounter - Design Implementation
  • Encounter - QRC (Extraction & Checking)
  • Encounter - Nanoroute
  • Allegro - PC/MCM design
  • Incisive - functional verification
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Specctra (ru) autorouter
  • OrCAD
  • Denali Software products
    • Specctra
    • PureSpec
    • MMAV
    • Databahn
    • Blueprint
  • Sigrity products
    • OptimizePI
    • PowerDC
    • XtractIM
    • PowerSI
    • Broadband SPICE
    • SPEED2000
    • Channel Designer
    • XcitePI
    • OrbitIO Planner
    • Unified Package Designer (UPD) acquired from Synopsys
  • Forte Design Systems products
    • Cynthesizer
Autodesk
  • EAGLE
  • 123D Circuits (formerly Circuits.io; discontinued) - online EDA
    • Electronics Lab
    • PCB Design
    • Circuit Scribe
    • MESH
  • Autodesk Library.io - parts library management tool
  • Tinkercad Circuits (formerly Electronics Lab[1])
Concept Engineering GmbH
  • StarVision
  • GateVision
  • RTLvision
  • SpiceVision
  • Nlview Widgets
Dassault Systemes
  • CST Studio Suite
    • Transient solver - 3D signal and power integrity analysis, true transient EM/circuit co-simulation, EMI analysis
    • Frequency domain solver - 3D electronics simulation
    • Rulecheck - EMC/Si rulechecking
    • MPS - electronics cooling
  • IdEM
    • generation of macromodels
Dorado Design Automation
  • ECO System
    • Tweaker-T1 Timing ECO
    • Tweaker-P1 Leakage Power ECO
    • Tweaker-P2 Dynamic Power ECO
    • Tweaker-C1 Clock ECO
    • Tweaker-M1 Metal ECO
    • Tweaker-F1 Functional ECO
  • Recovery System
    • Tweaker-A1 Area Recovery
    • Tweaker-P1 Dynamic Power Recovery
    • Tweaker-R1 Reliability Recovery
EasyEDA
  • EasyEDA - online EDA
    • Schematic capture
    • SPICE simulation
    • PCB layout
DEX 2020
Dolphin Integration
  • SLED - Schematic entry and netlisting
  • SMASH - Mixed-signal, mixed-language modeling and simulation
  • SCROOGE TLA - Mixed-signal power consumption estimation
  • SoC GDS - Layout viewer and processor
  • GDS Reticle - Test pattern frame generator
  • SmartVision - application software debug capabilities thanks to the modeling and simulation of the complete sub-system including processors, memories and peripherals
EasyLogix - Schindler & Schill GmbH
  • PCB-Investigator - Professional ECAD Workstation for PCB development
  • GerberLogix - Free Gerber Viewer
  • Online-Gerber-Viewer - Free Gerber Viewer (no installation required)
Eremex
  • TopoR - topological router for printed circuit boards laid out in any compatible systems that use the PCAD ASCII PCB, PADS ASCII PCB or DSN format
  • SimOne - circuit simulation (the basic circuit analyses common to SPICE modeling systems + stability analysis)
  • Delta Design - software tool for electronic design automation (EDA)
Ferrochip
  • Design Studio - Integrated Magnetics EDA Tool
IC Manage
  • GDP Design & IP Management, Envision Design Progress Analytics, Envision Verification Analytics, High Performance Computing
Ing.-Büro FRIEDRICH

TARGET 3001! PCB Layout CAD Software

  • Schematic editor
  • Simulation PSpice compliant
  • PCB design
  • Front panel design
  • SQL component database
  • 3D model design, STEP Import, STEP Export
  • PCB assembly price calculator
  • Electra: High speed auto router
  • COMPONIVERSE: A component exchange
  • MID Design
Intellitech
  • Nebula Silicon Debugger - Interactive program which connects to Synopsys VCS and Cadence Design Systems NCSim for pre-silicon validation with cross-reference during connection to real silicon
Intercept Technology Inc
  • Pantheon - PCB, RF and Hybrid layout application with manufacture verification
  • Mozaix - Schematic entry
  • Indx - Library management
  • Windows and Linux platforms
Optima Design Automation Functional Safety solutions, ISO-26262 ASIL-D
  • Fastest fault simulator in the market: over 100,000X faster than regular simulators

Automated tools for

  • Optima-SE: Resolving soft-error and reducing FIT rate to 0
  • Optima-HE: Measure and Boost Safety-Mechanism coverage for hard-errors
  • Optima-SM: Automated tool for insertion of safety-mechanism, resolving both soft-errors and hard-errors, achieve ASIL-D automatically
www.optima-da.com
Verific Design Automation VDA acquired Invionics's Invio platform in 2017.
  • Invio Custom EDA Tool Platform - Platform that allows IC developers to quickly build custom EDA tools in tcl or Python that parse, explore and manipulate Verilog, SystemVerilog and VHDL
JEDA Technologies
  • C/C++/SystemC Model Validation Tool Suite
  • OCP Validation Suite
  • TLM2.0 Validation Suite
Keysight Technologies EEsof EDA division
  • Platforms:
    • Advanced Design System – high frequency and high speed design
    • EMPro (formerly Antenna Modeling Design System) - 3D EM platform
    • GoldenGate (supersedes RF Design Environment) - RFIC/RF mixed signal simulator (Xpedion acquisition)
    • IC-CAP, Model Builder Program (MBP), Model Quality Assurance (MQA), Advanced Model Analysis (AMA) - Device modeling and validation (all but IC-CAP from Accelicon acquisition)
    • Genesys - RF and microwave design (Eagleware-Elanix acquisition)
    • SystemVue - Electronic system-level design (Eagleware-Elanix acquisition)
  • EM solvers:
    • Momentum – 3D planar, frequency domain, available with the ADS, Genesys, and GoldenGate platforms
    • FEM Element – full 3D, frequency domain, available with the ADS and EMPro platforms
    • FDTD – full 3D, time domain, available with the EMPro platform
Labcenter Electronics Ltd
  • Proteus Design Suite comprising modules for:
    • Schematic Capture
    • PCB Layout
    • Mixed mode SPICE circuit simulation
    • Micro-controller / Embedded Systems Simulation
Lauterbach
Mentor Graphics
(Subsidiary of Siemens)
acquired by Siemens in 2017.
  • ADiT - Nanometer IC Design: fast SPICE
  • Questa ADMS - Nanometer IC Design: mixed-signal simulator
  • Board Station - PCB design software
  • Calibre - physical verification
  • Catapult Synthesis - ESL Design: high-level synthesis
  • Catapult Library Builder - ESL Design: high-level synthesis
  • Design Architect-IC - Nanometer IC Design
  • Eldo - Nanometer IC Design: SPICE simulator
  • Eldo RF - Nanometer IC Design: SPICE simulator
  • Expedition - PCB design software
  • IP - intellectual property (now part of embedded systems division)
  • ModelSim LE - Nanometer IC Design: digital design and simulation; Linux-based simulator with Dataflow Window and Waveform Compare
  • ModelSim PE - Nanometer IC Design: digital design and simulation; Windows-based simulator for VHDL, Verilog, or mixed-language simulation environments
  • ModelSim SE - Nanometer IC Design: digital design and simulation; tri-lingual simulator with VHDL, Verilog, and SystemC
  • Nimbic products[2]
  • Nucleus EDGE - embedded systems development tools
  • Inflexion - embedded systems application platform tools
  • Nucleus OS - embedded systems OS
  • Olympus-SoC - place and route
  • PADS - PCB design software
  • Platform Express Professional - ESL Design: platform-based design
  • Platform Express Integrator's Kit - ESL Design: platform-based design
  • Platform Express Client - ESL Design: platform-based design
  • Questa - digital and mixed-signal simulation
  • System Architect - ESL Design: system analysis
  • SystemVision - Mechatronic Design: system analysis
  • Tessent suite for test
    • Tessent TestKompress
    • Tessent BoundaryScan
    • Tessent FastScan
    • Tessent IJTAG
    • Tessent LogicBIST
    • Tessent Scan/ScanPro
  • Vista - ESL Design: system debug
  • Visual Elite - ESL Design: system integration
  • Veloce/Veloce2 - high speed, high capacity SoC emulation

Through LogicVision Acquisition

  • Dragonfly - Embedded test IP insertion tool for logic, memory and mixed-signal testing
  • Silicon Insight - Interactive program that works with 3rd party testers for controlling and logging of data on the device for at-speed testing
  • Yield Insight - Yield analysis program which looks at foundry and performance data to diagnose possible problems
  • HDL Designer Series
VisualSim Architect (Mirabilis Design Inc)
  • Systems Specification and Design
  • Hardware Design
  • Software Validation
  • Power Exploration
NanGate
(Subsidiary of Silvaco)
acquired by Silvaco in 2018.
  • Library Creator - Standard Cell Library Platform (IP creation and migration)
  • Design Optimizer - Concurrent analysis and optimization of design, constraints and libraries
  • Design Services - Standard Cell Library IP and Performance Extension IP
National Instruments
Novarm
POLYTEDA LLC
  • PowerDRC/LVS
WestDev
  • Pulsonix
    • Pulsonix Schematic Capture
    • Pulsonix Advanced PCB Layout
    • Embedded Component Technology
    • Flexi-rigid Circuit Design
    • Chip-on-board Design
    • Spice Mixed Mode A/D Simulation
    • Constraints Driven Interactive High Speed Design
    • Shape Based Autorouter
    • Product Life Management(PLM) Interface
    • Corporate Database Connection Interface
    • 3D View
Sigasi
Simberian
  • Simbeor: Electromagnetic Signal Integrity Software to Design Predictable PCB/Packaging Interconnects
Silvaco International
  • Analog & mixed signal
    • Utmost III - Device characterization and modeling
    • Utmost IV - Device Characterization and SPICE Modeling
    • Spayn - Statistical Parameter and Yield Analysis
    • Gateway - Schematic Editor
    • SmartSpice - Analog Circuit Simulator
    • SmartSpiceRF - Frequency and time domain RF circuit simulator
    • Harmony - Analog/Mixed-Signal Simulator
  • Custom IC CAD
    • Expert - Layout Editor
    • Guardian - DRC/LVS/NET Physical Verification
    • Hipex - Full-Chip Parasitic Extraction
  • Interconnect modeling
    • Quest - 3D RF Passive Device Modeling
    • Clever - RC Extractor for Realistic 3D Structures
    • Stellar - 3D Physics-Based RC Extractor for Large Cells
    • Exact - Full Chip LPE Rule File Generator
  • Digital CAD
    • Silos - Verilog Simulator
    • HyperFault - Mixed-Level Fault Simulator
    • AccuCell - Cell Characterization and Modeling
    • AccuCore - Block Characterization, Modeling and STA
    • Catalyst AD - SPICE Netlist to Verilog Gates Converter
    • Catalyst DA - Verilog Netlist to SPICE Netlist Converter
    • Spider - Place and Route Design Flow
Solido Design Automation
(Subsidiary of Siemens)

acquired by Siemens in 2017.

  • Variation Designer - variation-aware design of custom integrated circuits
    • Fast PVT—verify against process, voltage, and temperature corners
    • Fast Monte Carlo—verification against 3-sigma process (statistical) variation
    • High-Sigma Monte Carlo—verification against high-sigma process (statistical) variation
    • Cell Optimizer—automated sizing of custom ICs
Spectrum Software
Synopsys
  • Astro - place and route
  • Cosmos Scope
  • Custom Designer
  • Design Compiler
  • DFT Compiler
  • DFTMAX compression
  • Formality
  • Hercules - physical verification
  • HSIM
  • HSPICE
  • IC Compiler - place and route
  • IC Validator
  • NANOSIM
  • Physical Compiler
  • Proteus OPC
  • Protocol Analyzer (debugging tool)
  • PrimeTime - static timing analysis
  • Saber
  • Sentaurus TCAD
  • Spice explorer
  • Star-RCXT
  • Synphony C Compiler - high-level synthesis
  • TetraMAX ATPG
  • VCS
  • VIP
  • XA
  • Yield Explorer - yield management
  • Viewlogic products
    • Powerview (discontinued)
Teklatech A/S
  • FloorDirector - Dynamic SoC backend Power Integrity Solution
    • Dynamic SoC Power Integrity optimization
    • Timing optimization
    • Routability optimization for 16nm, 10nm and 7nm
Ucamco
Zuken

FPGA companies

Company EDA products
Intel Intel acquired Altera in 2015.
Lattice Semiconductor
  • Lattice Diamond
  • iCEcube2
Microsemi
(Subsidiary of Microchip Technology)
Microsemi acquired Actel in 2010.
  • Libero
Xilinx

Electronics distribution companies

Company EDA products
Digi-Key
RS Components

Development communities

Community EDA products
gEDA
  • gschem: schematics editor
  • pcb: PCB layout editor
  • gerbv: Gerber file viewer
KiCad (GPL)
  • eeschema - schematic capture
  • PCBnew - PCB layout
  • gerbview - Gerber viewer

Defunct companies

EDA companies that no longer exist
Analog Design Automation acquired by Synopsys[3] in 2004
  • Creative Genius - Automated sizing of analog integrated circuits
  • IP Explorer - High-dimensional visualization of analog performance tradeoffs
Ansoft Corporation acquired by Ansys
Applied Wave Research acquired by National Instruments
  • Microwave Office
  • Analog Office
  • Visual System Simulator
  • APLAC
  • AXIEM
Automated Systems, Inc. acquired by Cadence Design Systems[4] in 1990
  • PRANCE GT - Placement, Routing and Numerical Control Editing for PCB design and layout
Avant! Corporation acquired by Synopsys[5] in 2002. Avant! itself resulted from the merger of ArcSys and Integrated Silicon Systems on November 27, 1995. It acquired Anagram on September 27, 1996, Meta-Software on October 29, 1996, FrontLine Design Automation on November 27, 1996 and Nexsyn Design Technology on December 31, 1996.[6]
Azuro acquired by Cadence[7] in 2011
  • PowerCentric - Clock tree synthesis and automatic clock gating
  • Rubix - Physical optimization and automatic useful skew
CadSoft Computer acquired by Autodesk in 2016
Calma merged into Valid, then Cadence Design Systems[8]
Ciranova Acquired by Synopsys[9] in 2012
CoFluent Design acquired by Intel[10] in 2011
  • CoFluent Studio
  • CoFluent Reader
Coware acquired by Synopsys in 2010
CST - Computer Simulation Technology acquired by Dassault Systemes in 2016
Daisy Systems merged with Cadnetix in 1988
Denali Software acquired by Cadence Design Systems in Q2 of 2010
ECAD, Inc. merged with SDA Systems in 1987 to create Cadence
Forte Design Systems acquired by Cadence Design Systems[11] in 2014
  • Cynthesizer
Gateway Design Automation acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 1989
  • Verilog HDL
  • Verilog-XL
Ikos Systems acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2002
  • NSIM - gate-level simulation accelerator HW
  • Gemini - Verilog simulation accelerator product
  • Voyager - VHDL simulation accelerator product
Interactive Image Technologies or Electronics Workbench acquired by National Instruments in 2005
LogicVision acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2009
Magma Design Automation acquired by Synopsys in 2012
Nimbic (formerly Physware) acquired by Mentor in 2014[2]
OrCAD acquired by Cadence in 1999
Protel renamed as Altium
SpringSoft, Inc. acquired by Synopsys[12]
  • Verdi - automated debug system
  • Debussy - debug modules
  • Siloti - visibility enhancement solutions
  • Certitude - Functional Qualification System
  • Laker - Custom Layout System
Synplicity acquired by Synopsys[13]
Valid Logic Systems merged into Cadence[14]
Upverter acquired by Altium in 2017
DAFCA
  • ClearBlue

See also

References

  1. ^ Autodesk 123D apps, Autodesk
  2. ^ a b "Mentor Graphics Acquires Nimbic, Inc". mentor.com (Press release). May 20, 2014. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  3. ^ "COMPANY NEWS; Cadence Acquires Software Company". EE Times. 2004-01-28. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  4. ^ "COMPANY NEWS; Cadence Acquires Software Company". The New York Times. 1990-04-11. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  5. ^ "Synopsys to acquire Avanti for $830 million". EETimes.com. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
  6. ^ AVANT CORP IPO filing at EDGAR
  7. ^ "Cadence acquires power specialist Azuro". EETimes. July 12, 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  8. ^ Carl Machover (1998). "About This Issue". IEEE Annals of the History of Computing. 20 (2): 3–6.
  9. ^ "Vision fulfilled: SNPS acquires Ciranova". EDACafe.com. 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2013-09-19.
  10. ^ "Updated: Intel acquires ESL firm CoFluent". EETimes.com. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  11. ^ Cadence press release: Cadence to Enhance High-Level Synthesis Offering with Acquisition of Forte Design Systems
  12. ^ "Synopsys to buy SpringSoft for $406 million". Eetimes.com. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  13. ^ "Synopsys acquires Synplicity-What does it mean?". Eetimes.com. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
  14. ^ "EDA Innovation through Merger and Acquisitions". 0.edacafe.com. 2006-05-22. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
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