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List of EDA companies

A list of electronic design automation (EDA) companies.


  • Existing companies 1
  • Defunct EDA companies 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Existing companies

Company EDA products
Agnisys, Inc.
  • IDesignSpec Register Management tool
  • IVerifySpec Verification Management tool
Aldec, Inc.
  • Active-HDL
  • Riviera-PRO
  • Spec-TRACER
  • Altium Designer (Step up from Protel)
    • PCB Design
    • Circuit Simulation
  • P-CAD (Ceased. Former Accel EDA from Accel Technologies)
  • 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
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 Autorouter
  • OrCAD
  • Denali Software products
    • Spectra
    • 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
CadSoft Computer
  • ClearBlue
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
Schindler & Schill GmbH (EasyLogix)
  • PCB-Investigator - Professional ECAD Workstation for PCB development
  • GerberLogix - Free Gerber Viewer
  • Online-Gerber-Viewer - Free Gerber Viewer (no installation required)
  • 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).
  • gschem: schematics editor
  • pcb: PCB layout editor
  • gerbv: Gerber file viewer

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
  • 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
  • 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
KiCad (GPL)
  • eeschema - schematic capture
  • PCBnew - PCB layout
  • gerbview - Gerber viewer
Mentor Graphics
  • 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[1]
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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
  • 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
Synopsys, Inc.
  • Astro - place and route
  • Cosmos Scope
  • Custom Designer
  • Design Compiler
  • DFT Compiler
  • DFTMAX compression
  • Formality
  • Hercules - physical verification
  • HSIM
  • IC Compiler - place and route
  • IC Validator
  • 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
Zuken, Inc.
Upverter, Inc.
  • Schematic Capture
  • PCB Layout
  • System Design Tool

Defunct EDA companies

EDA companies that no longer exist (as of 2011)
Analog Design Automation acquired by Synopsys Inc.[2] in 2004.
  • Creative Genius - Automated sizing of analog integrated circuits
  • IP Explorer - High-dimensional visualization of analog performance tradeoffs.
Ansoft Corporation acquired by Ansys Inc.
Applied Wave Research acquired by National Instruments
  • Microwave Office
  • Analog Office
  • Visual System Simulator
Automated Systems, Inc. acquired by Cadence Design Systems[3] in 1990.
  • PRANCE GT - Placement, Routing and Numerical Control Editing for PCB design and layout.
Avant! Corporation acquired by Synopsys[4] 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.[5]
Azuro acquired by Cadence[6] in 2011.
  • PowerCentric - Clock tree synthesis and automatic clock gating
  • Rubix - Physical optimization and automatic useful skew
Calma merged into Valid, then Cadence Design Systems[7]
Ciranova Acquired by Synopsys[8] in July 2012.
CoFluent Design acquired by Intel[9] in 2011.
  • CoFluent Studio
  • CoFluent Reader
Coware acquired by Synopsys in March 2010.
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[10] 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 Inc. acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2009
Magma Design Automation, Inc. acquired by Synopsys in 2012
Nimbic, Inc. (formerly Physware) acquired by Mentor in 2014[1]
OrCAD acquired by Cadence in 1999
Protel renamed as Altium
SpringSoft, Inc. acquired by Synopsys[11]
  • Verdi - automated debug system
  • Debussy - debug modules
  • Siloti - visibility enhancement solutions
  • Certitude - Functional Qualification System
  • Laker - Custom Layout System
Synplicity acquired by Synopsys[12]
Valid Logic Systems merged into Cadence[13]

See also


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

External links

  • List of EDA mergers and acquisitions at
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