News release

Date: 18th June 2009

Custom Design Automation Leader Pulsic Launches Unity™ 2009.1 With Unique Automated Bus Routing Capabilities

Unity 2009.1 Features OpenAccess Core Support, Common Options Format, and Flow-Routing For Efficient Automated Bus Routing

Bristol, England – June 18th, 2009 - Pulsic Limited, the leader in custom design automation (CDA®), today announces the immediate availability of the latest release of their groundbreaking physical chip design software suite, Unity 2009.1.

Running on OpenAccess, Unity 2009.1 improves dataflow management with a common options format that will run across all projects. This enables design teams to ensure compatibility and improves design set up times.
Additionally, Unity 2009.1 features a new bus routing option, “flow-routing”. With flow-routing, a bus will automatically route (flow) around obstacles by splitting and re-grouping. Tolerances can be set for obstacle size to optimise layout area.

Mark Waller, Vice President of Research and Development for Pulsic, explains, “We believe designers will derive huge time savings from our new flow-routing option. Instead of having to either keep a bus together or manually splitting a bus, flow-routing performs the whole task automatically and at the same time, under the control of the designer. With our OA support we have focused on reducing cycle times with other design environments by providing seamless integration.”

UniRoute is part of Pulsic’s flagship product Unity™, a complete custom design automation solution for the physical design of high volume ICs. Unity combines three other key components - UniPlan™ (hierarchical floorplanning), UniPlace™ (placement) and UniEdit™ (editing)- with timing, signal integrity, ECO and DFM functionality to provide a truly unique design environment.
Unity has been designed to increase productivity, decrease design area and increase yield for even the most challenging custom digital, mixed-signal and analog IC designs.


About Pulsic
Pulsic Limited is a fast growing EDA company focused on custom design automation. Nine of the top ten memory companies use Pulsic’s leading physical design software to improve their design productivity, by automating the layout of peripheral and control logic. Pulsic’s product range includes hierarchical floorplanning, detailed placement, automatic routing and interactive editing. Pulsic has delivered more than 150 tape-outs with over 40 customers worldwide and is the only supplier of specialized layout automation for memory. Pulsic was founded in January 2000 and is a privately held company, headquartered in Bristol, UK. For more information, email, telephone +44 (0)117 325 5000 or visit

For further information contact:

PR Europe:
Lloyd Pople
Tel: +44 (0)870 285 1650

Pulsic Limited:
Ken Roberts
Tel: +44 (0)117 325 5000

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