4/8/2002 - Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design solutions, announced that Agere Systems has designed and taped out the PI-40C, a 160 gigabit per second (Gbit/s) arbitration and switching integrated circuit (IC) with 64 integrated 2.5 Gbit/s serializer-deserializers (SERDESs), using the Blast Fusion physical design system and Blast Noise signal integrity software. The PI-40C is a part of Agere's PI-40, PI-40X and PI-40C chip set, scalable up to 2.5 terabits per second (Tbit/s) of protocol-independent switching. The Magma Blast Fusion and Blast Noise tools were used to take the multimillion-gate chip from final netlist to tape-out in less than eight weeks, delivering a layout versus schematic/design rule check-, timing- and noise-clean design.
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