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List of EDA companies

A comprehensive list of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) companies.
A partial and incomplete list can be compiled from lists of vendors-exhibitors of the DAC (Design Automation
Conference) and DATE (Design Automation and Test in Europe) conferences held specifically for EDA companies.
See also the list of items in the category Electronic Design Automation companies.
EDA Companies that no longer exist (merged or died) are listed in a separate category at the end of this page.

Existing companies
Company Agilent Technologies EEsof EDA division Atrenta Inc.Agnisys Inc. Aldec, Inc. AltiumAnalog Rails, Inc.
Ansoft CorporationApplied Wave ResearchAzuroBerkeley Design AutomationCadence Design
SystemsCadSoftCoFluent DesignDAFCAEREMEXDenali Software, Inc. Dolphin IntegrationDuolog Technologies
Forte Design SystemsImpulse Accelerated TechnologiesIntellitechJEDA TechnologiesKicadMAGILLEM
Magma Design Automation, Inc. Mentor GraphicsNational Instruments Electronics Workbench GroupNovarm,
Ltd. Obsidian Software Physware, Inc. Sankhya Technologies, Private Limited. Seetrax CAE Ltd [3]SpringSoft, Inc.
Silvaco InternationalSigrity, Inc. Simberian Inc. [4]Simucad Design Automation, Inc. Solido Design
AutomationSundance DSP Inc. [5]Synopsys, Inc. Tanner EDA [6]Veridae Systems, Inc. [7]Ucamco [8]Visionics
Zeni EDA [10]Zuken Inc. EDA products
• Advanced Design System (ADS)
• ADS Momentum - method of moments
• EMPro (formerly Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS))
• GoldenGate RFIC Simulator (superseded RF Design Environment (RFDE))
• IC-CAP (pronounced "icecap" or "eye-cee-cap") device modeling software and systems
• Genesys
• SystemVue
Note: Stand alone product formerly known as Electromagnetic Design System (EMDS) has been superseded by
FEM Element running under the ADS and EMPro platforms
• SpyGlass® Product Family for RTL Verification & Optimization
• 1Team® Product Family for Design Capture & Exploration
• IDesignSpec Register Management tool
• IVerifySpec Verification Management tool
• ActiveHDL
• Riviera
• A-Lint
• Altium Designer (Step up from Protel)
• Autotrax
• Analog Rails Design Environment. (Automated analog design.)
HFSS (High-Frequency Structure Simulation)
• Microwave Office
• Analog Office
• Visual System Simulator
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• PowerCentric - Clock tree synthesis and automatic clock gating

• Rubix - Physical optimization and automatic useful skew
• Analog FastSPICE - circuit simulator
• Noise Analysis Option - device noise analyzer
• RF FastSPICE - periodic analyzer
• PLL Noise Analyzer
• Virtuoso - IC Artist
• Virtuoso - IC Layout
• Virtuoso - Layout Migrate
• Encounter - Digital IC design
• Encounter - Conformal-LEC
• Encounter - Conformal Low Power
• Encounter - Conformal ECO Designer
• Encounter - Conformal Constraint Designer
• Encounter - RTL Compiler
• Encounter - RTL Compiler Physical
• Encounter - Test ATPG
• Encounter - Test Daignostics
• Encounter - Design Implementation
• Encounter - QRC (Extraction & Checking)
• Encounter - Nanoroute
• Allegro - PC/MCM design
• Incisive - functional verification
• Design for Manufacturing
• CoFluent Studio
• CoFluent Reader
• ClearBlue
• TopoR - topological router for printed circuit boards laid out in any compatible systems that use the PCAD ASCII
• Spectra
• PureSpec
• Databahn
• Blueprint
• SLED - Schematic entry and netlisting
• SMASH - Mixed-signal, mixed-language modeling and simulation
• SCROOGE TLA - Mixed-signal power consumption estimation
• SoC GDS - Layout viewer and processor
• GDS Reticle - Test pattern frame generator
• Socrates Bitwise - Register management tool for HW/SW integration of IPs and systems
• Socrates Weaver - Complete packaging and assembly solution for complex systems (SoC, ASIC, FPGA)
• Socrates Spinner - Automated I/O fabric generation that eliminates I/O bugs from top-level integration flow
• OCP Tracker - System-level OCP SoC performance analysis and traffic management tool
• OCP Conductor - OCP SoC transaction analysis and debug tool that provides intuitive transaction visualization
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• Cynthesizer
C compiler tools for FPGA devices
• Impulse C
• Nebula Silicon Debugger - Interactive program which connects to Synopsys VCS and Cadence Design Systems
NCSim for pre-silicon validation with cross-reference during connection to real silicon
• C/C++/SystemC Model Validation Tool Suite
• OCP Validation Suite
• TLM2.0 Validation Suite
• eeschema
• PCBnew
• gerbview
• MPA : MAGILLEM PLATFORM ASSEMBLY RTL(Block capture and netlist generation in VHDL, Verilog,
System Verilog)
• MPA : MAGILLEM PLATFORM ASSEMBLY ESL(System C netlist, cosimulation setup with RTL)
• MRV : MAGILLEM Register View (Register Capture and Hw/Sw Code generation)
• MIP : MAGILLEM IP PACKAGER (Test and Convert IP files into IEEE 1685 IP-XACT FORMAT)
• MGS : MAGILLEM Generator Studio (Write and Debug IEEE 1685 IP-XACT generators for CAD flows)
• RevEnge : MAGILLEM Design System Cartography and Obsolescence for ASIC/FPGA/PCB/Embedded
• Talus: Digital implementation
• Titan: Analog/mixed-signal
• FineSim: Circuit simulation
• Quartz: Physical verification
• SiliconSmart: Library characterization
• Quartz Formal: Formal Verification
• ADiT - (IC Nanometer Design: fast SPICE)
• ADVance MS - (IC Nanometer Design: mixed-signal simulator)
• Board Station - (PCB design software)
• Calibre - (physical verification)
• Catapult Synthesis - (ESL Design: high-level synthesis)
• Catapult Library Builder - (ESL Design: high-level synthesis)
• Design Architect-IC - (IC Nanometer Design)
• Eldo - (IC Nanometer Design: SPICE simulator)
• Eldo RF - (IC Nanometer Design: SPICE simulator)
• Expedition - (PCB design software)
• IP - (intellectual property now part of embedded systems division)
• ModelSim LE - (IC Nanometer Design: digital design and simulation. Linux-based simulator with Dataflow
Window and Waveform Compare.)
• ModelSim PE - (IC Nanometer Design: digital design and simulation. Windows-based simulator for VHDL,
Verilog, or mixed-language simulation environments.)
• ModelSim SE - (IC Nanometer Design: digital design and simulation. Tri-lingual simulator with VHDL, Verilog,
and SystemC.)
• Nucleus EDGE - (embedded systems development tools)
• Inflexion - (embedded systems application platform tools)
• Nucleus OS - (embedded systems OS)
• Olympus-SoC - place and route
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• PADS - (PCB design software)

• Platform Express Professional - (ESL Design: platform-based design)
• Platform Express Integrator's Kit - (ESL Design: platform-based design)
• Platform Express Client - (ESL Design: platform-based design)
• Questa -
• System Architect - (ESL Design: system analysis)
• Vista - (ESL Design: system debug)
• Visual Elite - (ESL Design: system integration)
Through LogicVision Acquisition
• Dragonfly - Embedded test IP insertion tool for logic, memory and mixed-signal testing
• Silicon Insight - Interactive program that works with 3rd party testers for controlling and logging of data on the
device for at-speed testing
• Yield Insight - Yield analysis program which looks at foundry and performance data to diagnose possible
• NI Multisim - schematic capture and simulation
• NI Ultiboard - printed circuit board layout editor
• DipTrace - Schematic capture and PCB layout
• RAVEN - Random Architecture Verification Engine
• PhysWAVE
• PhysAPEX
• Teraptor Designer (Processor and System Design)
• Teraptor Player (Virtual Prototypes)
• XL Designer [11] - Schematic Capture and PCB layout
• Verdi automated debug system
• Debussy debug modules
• Siloti visibility enhancement solutions
• Certitude Functional Qualification System
• Laker Custom Layout System
TCAD process and device simulation
• OptimizePI
• PowerDC
• XtractIM
• PowerSI
• Broadband SPICE
• SPEED2000
• Channel Designer
• XcitePI
• OrbitIO Planner
• Unified Package Designer (UPD)
• Simbeor Electromagnetic Signal Integrity Software
• Analog & mixed signal
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• Gateway
• SmartSpice
• SmartSpiceRF
• Harmony
• Custom IC CAD
• Expert
• Guardian
• Interconnect modeling
• Digital CAD
• HyperFault
• AccuCell
• AccuCore
• Variation Designer - analog/mixed-signal and custom IC design
• Monte Carlo+ package
• PVT+ package
• Proximity+ package
• PARS [12] (Parallel Application from Rapid Simulation)- Application generated automatically from Simulink(R)
model for target multi-DSP/FPGA hardware.
• EDA tool for generating deployable application directly from model.
• Astro - place and route
• Cosmos Scope
• Custom Designer
• Design Compiler
• DFT Compiler
• DFTMAX compression
• Formality
• Hercules - physical verification
• IC Compiler - place and route
• IC Validator
• Physical Compiler
• Proteus OPC
• PrimeTime - static timing analysis
• Saber
• Sentaurus TCAD
• Spice explorer
• Star-RCXT
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• XA
• Yield Explorer - yield management
• T-Spice Pro : includes Schematic capture, Simulation, Waveform Analysis Platform
• HiPer Design : includes L-Edit layout editor, DRC & LVS Verification tools
• Advanced Layout Acceleration tools : includes Schematic-Driven Layout Routing, Differential Pair and Current
Mirror device generation
• MEMS design Tools : Special Curve tools and import/export utilities that provide a full design kit for MEMS
• Clarus Post-Silicon Validator: automatically build on-chip observation network
• Clarus Prototyper: Multi-FPGA Prototype Debug Suite
• Clarus Workbench: FPGA Debug Suite
• UCAM: A CAM system for printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing
• Integr8tor: An automated CAM system for printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing
• SE [13] - Schematic Editor
• SPICE [14] - SPICE Simulator
• PDT [15] - Physical Design Tool
• VERI & HVERI [16] - Physical Verification
• PE [17] - Parasitic Extraction
• SI [18] - Signal Integrity
• Cabling Designer
• Cadstar
• Comoran
• CR5000
• Visula
This list is incomplete.

EDA Companies that no longer exist

EDA companies that no longer exist (as of 2010)

Antrim acquired by Cadence in 2002

Avant! Corporation [19]

Acquired by Synopsys in 2002

Calma [20]
merged into Valid, then Cadence Design Systems

Coware Acquired by Synopsys in March of 2010.

Daisy Systems

ECAD, Inc. merged with SDA Systems in 1987 to create Cadence

Interactive Image Technologies or Electronics Workbench acquired by National Instruments in 2005

LogicVision Inc. acquired by Mentor Graphics in 2009

OrCAD acquired by Cadence in 1999

Protel renamed as Altium

Synplicity [21]
Acquired by Synopsys

Valid Logic Systems [22]

merged into Cadence
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[1] http:/ / www. duolog. com/ products
[2] http:/ / www. magillem. com/ eda/
[3] http:/ / www. seetrax. com
[4] http:/ / www. simberian. com
[5] http:/ / www. sundancedsp. com
[6] http:/ / www. tannereda. com
[7] http:/ / www. veridae. com
[8] http:/ / www. ucamco. com
[9] http:/ / www. visionics. a. se
[10] http:/ / www. zeni-eda. com
[11] http:/ / www. xldesigner. com
[12] http:/ / www. sundancedsp. com/ development-tools/ pars
[13] http:/ / www. zeni-eda. com/ se. html
[14] http:/ / www. zeni-eda. com/ spice. html
[15] http:/ / www. zeni-eda. com/ pdt. html
[16] http:/ / www. zeni-eda. com/ veri. html
[17] http:/ / www. zeni-eda. com/ pe. html
[18] http:/ / www. zeni-eda. com/ si. html
[19] "Synopsys to acquire Avanti for $830 million" (http:/ / www. eetimes. com/ story/ design/ OEG20011203S0077). . Retrieved
[20] Carl Machover (1998). "About This Issue". IEEE Annals of the History of Computing 20 (2): 3–6.
[21] "Synopsys acquires Synplicity-What does it mean?" (http:/ / www. eetimes. com/ rss/ showArticle. jhtml?articleID=206905027). . Retrieved 2010-05-07.
[22] "EDA Innovation through Merger and Acquisitions" (http:/ / www10. edacafe. com/ nbc/ articles/ view_article. php?section=UserArticles&
articleid=301031& printerfriendly=1). 2006-05-22. . Retrieved 2010-05-07.

• The list of existing companies was compiled partly from the 2006-DAC exhibitor's list.
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Article Sources and Contributors

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