Sequence used by NVIDIA for accelerated signoff for latest GeForce GPU

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Santa Clara, Feb 8 (ANI/Business Wire India): Sequence Design's CoolPower technology was used by NVIDIA Corporation in the recently announced GeForce 8800 GT design, a 65nm 754-million-transistor GPU.

Advanced CoolPower accelerated chip timing closure was used in the NVIDIA design by utilizing unique top level timing budgeting. CoolPower's fast noise analysis mode, with early stage noise fixing, accelerated the signal-integrity optimization.

Timing and optimization for the GeForce 8800 GT was accomplished within a very compact 128G footprint.

"Working with Sequence not only helped us meet our frequency goals, but also allowed us to achieve outstanding power-reduction results," said Calist Friedman, NVIDIA VLSI design manager.

"CoolPower is capable of handling large-capacity designs, and is unique in its ability to analyze and optimize interdependent electrical effects concurrently, reducing iterations," Calist added.

"NVIDIA has been a very important partner for Sequence for advancing our foundation technology," said Vic Kulkarni, Sequence president and CEO.

"Over the last several years, Sequence and NVIDIA have worked together to validate CoolPower's powerful algorithms in one of the most demanding production environments. We are already working on the next generation technology which will further accelerate NVIDIA's future graphics processors beyond 65nm," added Vic.

NVIDIA has used Sequence Design's CoolPower in more than 36 tapeouts of some of the most complex multimedia designs ever, including the new 754 million-transistor, 1.8Ghz, GeForce 8800 GT.

ANI

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