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IIT-owned firm develops simulation acceleration

IIT-owned firm develops simulation acceleration
PTI
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First Published: Sun, Apr 01 2007. 07 23 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Apr 01 2007. 07 23 PM IST
Mumbai: With a price tag five times lower than its nearest competitor and with chip design companies across the world vying for it, IMAGE, a simulation accelerator used for prototyping chips, is set to make its foray into the global domain.
IMAGE, an acronym for I Made A Great Emulator, has features like easy integration with existing chip simulation software and capabilities like partitioning, memory extraction, signal visibility and controllability, which are expected to greatly help chip design companies.
The system created by the Powai Labs, a company partly owned by IIT-Bombay, is expected to accelerate simulation of a digital system described in hardware description languages like Verilog.
Additionally, IMAGE can be used to verify embedded systems and software development.
And despite being better than many other simulation systems available globally, IMAGE costs almost five times less than its competitors.
“This is one of the biggest successes for a private -academic firm like Powai Labs and the product is a global first. We are in talks with many global companies about the product,” Powai Labs CEO Reapan Tikoo told PTI.
He said that like any other technology product, modifications, if needed, will be made in the product to suit customers who use IMAGE.
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First Published: Sun, Apr 01 2007. 07 23 PM IST
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