Mediatek adopts SpyGlass DFT solution
Press release [Friday 6 June 2014]
Atrenta Inc., the leading provider of SoC Realization solutions for the semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, announced that MediaTek has adopted Atrenta's SpyGlass DFT (Design for Test) tool suite to enhance its semiconductor design and verification flow. This addition has helped the team achieve stringent test coverage goals while meeting their challenging schedules.
"At Mediatek, we are committed to very high test coverage to ensure the highest possible quality products," said Andrew Chang, Corporate Vice President at MediaTek. "By adding SpyGlass DFT to our workflow, we have seen increases in our test coverage while finding problems very early in our flow. This has allowed us to meet our test quality goals, aggressive schedules and customer demands."
Previous workflows waited until after implementation to look at testability of the design. This caused an increase in time and difficulty, to find and fix the many types of problems that can occur, often back in the RTL (Register Transfer Level) description. Atrenta allows the designers to determine and address testability issues upfront, in the RTL, while it is more feasible and cost effective to do so.
SpyGlass DFT and SpyGlass DFT DSM tools provide an added boost to the capabilities in Mediatek's advanced design flow. It allows them to improve the testability of their designs at the beginning of the design flow for both stuck-at and transition fault analysis. The tool helps identify design rule violations and reports untestable faults, prior to implementation, allowing the team to make quick design changes while giving them more confidence in their RTL quality and project schedule.
"Atrenta prides itself in working with great electronics companies around the world, like Mediatek, and helping them find design problems early in the workflow, where it is easier and more cost effective to fix," said Piyush Sancheti, vice president of marketing at Atrenta. "Our DFT technology is a key component of RTL Signoff and our entire SpyGlass platform is dedicated to this effort."
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