Blue Pearl Software Introduces RTL Closure Tool
Reduces Design Iterations and Improves Predictability

SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 24, 2005—Blue Pearl Software, Inc., an electronic design automation (EDA) company focused on automating the process of RTL closure, announced the release of its first product, Indigo RTL Analysis™, for rapid functional closure. The company will release its timing closure product later this year.

Indigo accelerates designs through the synthesis flow by identifying functional issues in RTL designs prior to synthesis. It reduces the number of design iterations required by resolving issues such as synchronization of data crossing clock domains and logic races. Indigo’s powerful new high-level functional analysis technology runs at the full chip level, without synthesizing to gates, allowing rapid analysis of multi-million gate designs.

“We were able to download Indigo and use it on designs in less than an hour,” said Steve Presant, vice president of hardware engineering for C2 Microsystems. “Indigo has allowed us to create a low-risk and predictable development cycle that helps generate accurate RTL code, reducing time-consuming iterations.”

Detection of Clock Synchronization Errors and Races
Indigo analyzes multiple clock domain designs to ensure that data crossing domain boundaries is synchronized. Indigo recognizes double register, memory and custom synchronization schemes and highlights data that re-converges from independent synchronizers. Indigo quickly identifies race conditions, such as write-write, read-write, and combinational loop races, and automatically pin-points the lines of source code that cause them.

Enforcement of Design Methodologies
Indigo also includes traditional built-in rule checks that enforce existing design methodologies, including design reuse (RMM/SRS), design for testability (DFT), simulation, synthesis, and lint.

Availability and Pricing
Indigo is available now on Solaris, Linux, and Windows, and supports Verilog. VHDL and SystemVerilog support will be available later in 2005. Pricing starts at $5,000 (U.S.) for a one-year, time based, single user license.

About Blue Pearl Software
Blue Pearl Software is a privately held electronic design automation (EDA) company focused on automating the process of RTL closure. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information and evaluation software, visit www.bluepearlsoftware.com

Blue Pearl Software and the Blue Pearl logo are trademarks of Blue Pearl Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of their respective companies

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408.961.0121 ext.304

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