Keep innovating Maxim and team. We were early partners of yours and are excited to see you continuing your innovative ways to help deliver both insight and speed.”
Tony Pialis, CEO at Alphawave
The Diakopto team are the unsung heroes of the semiconductor industry. The critical tools they provide are accelerating the innovation of high-speed circuits in the most advanced chip technologies. I haven’t met a chip design that doesn’t appreciate their technology.” #keepinnovating
Nafea Bshara, VP/Distinguished Engineer at Amazon
With ParagonX, I can find a weak point on a 20GB extract in minutes, taking me right to the coordinates of the problematic area.”
Ken Dyer, Principal Analog Design Engineer at Microsoft
At Alphawave, we pride ourselves on moving fast while not breaking things. Diakopto’s ParagonX software is a key enabler of this approach. ParagonX helps Alphawave accelerate time-to-tapeout and improve design efficiency in leading-edge technology nodes by quickly pinpointing layout issues and bottlenecks, and identifying design and layout improvements. ParagonX is very fast. Analysis of small blocks is immediate. More importantly, ParagonX is able to analyze very large netlists that are impractical to simulate using other tools without compromising accuracy. The large capacity of ParagonX allows Alphawave to accurately validate key electrical targets at the top level of integration and iterate quickly.”
Raj Mahadevan, COO at Alphawave
Much of my time is spent digging into the details of the layout to get the best performance possible for the power, area, and ultimately TIME available. Diakopto’s ParagonX has been indispensable in sifting through the haystack to find the proverbial needle. What would take weeks of trial and error can now be done in one revision – truly game changing.”
Eric Groen, Principal Engineer at Microsoft
I can personally attest to the importance of a tool like ParagonX for state of the art AMS design. I was instantly more productive once I started using it, and couldn’t live without it now.”
Jade Kizer, SerDes Design Architect at Broadcom
Diakopto’s ParagonX tools are real life savers! We have used ParagonX for the past year, and it has become indispensable for us when debugging parasitic RC layout. We have applied it to literally hundreds of blocks. It just works from the get-go, no setup issues whatsoever and we were productive within half an hour of the initial install. The user interface is very intuitive and extremely easy to understand and use. Taken together this results in a significant reduction in debug time compared to other debug flows. Keep innovating and getting us out of trouble! I can highly recommend the tool for everyone!”
Mikael Sahrling, Principal Engineer at IPG Photonics
Silicon Creations is designing PLLs and SERDES from 3nm to 180nm. As the geometries get finer, the parasitics become more important. We’re using ParagonX to help analyze and optimize these parasitics to improve our designs. ParagonX has many powerful features that both designers and layout engineers can use to analyze the design. One additional and unexpected benefit we’ve found is that ParagonX’s visualization capability has been a very effective way for designers and layout engineers to communicate about the parasitics affecting design performance.”
Jeff Galloway, Co-founder and CTO at Silicon Creations
ParagonX is a great productivity tool for anyone who wants to deliver quality designs that push the envelope.”
Boris Murman, EE Professor at Stanford University
At Rambus, we are designing state-of-the-art SERDES in leading-edge technologies and always pushing the limits of process performance. With interconnects playing an ever increasing role in deep sub-micron processes, understanding its impact on circuit performance is essential. We have found Diakopto’s ParagonX tool kit essential for quickly understanding the impact of interconnect parasitics on our highest speed circuits. In less than a day, ParagonX enabled us to visualize critical speed paths, assess the contribution of various parasitic elements to their speed, and intelligently optimize our design. Maxim Ershov has also demonstrated he’s a top expert in parasitic extraction and interconnect analysis across a broad array technologies. We found his help essential in getting up to speed on the ParagonX tool and he was able to provide us valuable insight on analysis of our critical nets.”
Fred Heaton, Senior Director of IP Core Development at Rambus
It’s not enough these days to run simulations faster and faster when it’s hard to understand what’s fundamentally going on in the post-layout design. Trying to understand the simulation results is taking more and more of our time. In particular, trying to understand how the parasitics affect the simulation is becoming the dominant activity. Which is exactly where your tool comes into play.”
Tom Krawczyk, VP of Analog Design at Jariet Technologies
We appreciate how responsive and hands-on Diakopto is, which is frankly rare with EDA companies. And we do appreciate the expanse of your knowledge and your willingness to share upon consultation. These are the additional reasons (in addition to the value of ParagonX) to maintain business with Diakopto in my opinion.”
Haritha Eachempatti, SerDes Design Engineer at Ayar Labs
Keep up the great work. The ultimate measure of success for any semiconductor company is not simulation time, but time-to-market and time-to-value. Interpreting and debugging post-layout simulations cause lengthy iterations that delay TTM. Good to see you and your team developing tools to overcome this critical bottleneck.”
Ted Tewksbury, CEO at Eta Compute
ParagonX is an amazing tool for any designer who is struggling to debug a layout which is the case all the time especially in the advanced nodes. The tool is very easy to setup and use. The very short learning curve makes it very attractive when the designer is desperate to find a bug and does not want to spend time learning a new tool. The quick diverse analysis and visual map of the resistive and capacitive parasitic paths in the layout save a lot of iteration time and hassles in the design. It has been a tremendous help in precision circuits where we have to match the phases and remove offsets. Please keep up the great work.”
Shahrzad Naraghi, Founder, Stealth-Mode Startup
It’s great to see you and your team continuing with innovative solutions and accelerating productivity.”
Robert Wang, CEO at AnalogX
It just goes to show how important it is to really know and understand your circuit. If you don’t you just constantly “shoot in the dark” and it becomes very time consuming to fix your problems. Parasitics has always been difficult and countless home-grown tools have been created to help debug these issues. Now the SPEF/DSPF files are so huge that even these tools take forever to find the relevant parasitics. ParagonX really hits the mark in its speed and functionality. A designer can really understand, debug and fix these issues very efficiently!”
Dimitri Argyres, former Associate Technical Director/Master Engineer at Broadcom