InCyte™ Chip Estimator Starter Edition

InCyte Chip Estimator Starter Edition is the free downloadable, entry-level system used for project feasibility analysis at the early architectural stage of chip planning. The tools bases estimates on industry average IP library and process models, providing early predictions of chip die size, power, and leakage. Results are generally accurate enough for very rough analysis but should not be used for production IC designs or as the basis for technical or economic decisions.

InCyte Chip Estimator Starter Edition Features

InCyte Chip Estimator Starter Edition is freely available to registered users of ChipEstimate.com. The system is used by thousands of electronics companies to assess project feasibility, compare different IP, chip architecture and manufacturing processes and their impact on die size and power consumption. Users input a high level design specification and the InCyte Chip Estimator Starter Edition produces industry average estimations of chip die size, power, and leakage. Models used for estimation are built based upon averages from leading foundries and IP library suppliers, and while results will provide rough accuracy, they should not be used on production IC designs or as a basis for critical decision making. InCyte provides industry average estimation of the following key metrics:

  • • Die area -  Total die size and bounding, factoring in all specified IP and design components.
  • • Power -  Dynamic power consumption computed based on individual design components, factoring in frequency, switching activities, gate and IP data.
  • • Leakage -  Static power consumption computed and broken down by core, I/O, hierarchical block, as well as each IP macro.

Using the InCyte Chip Estimator Starter Edition

Integrating the InCyte Chip Estimator Starter Edition into a chip planning process is easy, and input required is minimal. Specifications of gate count, memory size, number of I/Os and IP blocks are the basic inputs required to generate an estimate that can be used to assess the feasibility of a design. InCyte Chip Estimator Starter Edition includes a comprehensive IP catalog from which users can select technology nodes, process variants and IP macros under consideration. InCyte Chip Estimator Starter Edition uses the user-selected IP to calculate die size, power and leakage based on industry average foundry and IP library models.

Output

Estimation results are presented in comprehensive datasheets as well as visualizations and graphs. An early floorplan visualization is also generated.

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