Characterization tool for SSTA

A boost to SSTA…..Altos has introduced Variety, a SSTA library characterization tool. While there do exist similar tools in the market, Altos’ niche factor is that it supports multiple formats (unlike Cadence, Synopsys, IBM, Magma etc. which support only their proprietary formats). This is definitely an advantage as it gives flexibility to the user to switch across various flows/vendors.

Characterization speed and accuracy, the two most important aspects in library characterization, are something which Altos promises through this tool.

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