NetLogic Microsystems Selects Helic's Tools for RF IC Design Flow

By Helic, PRNE
Thursday, May 26, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, 2011 -

Helic, Inc. (, the technology leader in
EDA solutions for RF and high-speed IC design proudly announces that NetLogic
Microsystems selected Helic's VeloceRF(TM) ( and VeloceRaptor/X(TM)
( to be part of their
RFIC design flow.

To meet the demands of RF and high-speed design in advanced
silicon processes, VeloceRF(TM) (
features a unique component-synthesis engine that generates DRC and
DFM-correct inductive devices according to designer specifications.
VeloceRF(TM) brings a complete solution for achieving an optimal floorplan,
enabling silicon area reduction by optimizing inductor sizes. The tool
de-risks the design from electromagnetic effects, incorporating EM coupling
parasitics in post-layout simulation. VeloceRaptor/X(TM) ( is a breakthrough
RLCK modeling tool with unparalleled capacity and speed suitable for
integrated passives such as transmission lines, interconnects, digital
high-speed lines, spiral inductive devices and MIM/MOM capacitors.

Stefanos Sidiropoulos, Vice President of Physical Layer
Products at NetLogic Microsystems, said that "Helic's VeloceRF(TM) brings the
most advanced inductor synthesis capabilities, significantly enhancing our
RFIC design flow while VeloceRaptor/X(TM) offers high-speed and accurate
electromagnetic analysis assisting our engineers in de-risking our multi-GHz

"NetLogic Microsystems, the leader in PHY solutions for
10-Gigabit to 100-Gigabit Ethernet applications, leverages our technology to
meet the challenges of multi-gigahertz nanometer scale designs and we are
very proud to contribute with our tools," said Yorgos Koutsoyannopoulos, CEO
of Helic.

About Helic

Helic, Inc. develops disruptive EDA technologies for RFIC and
high-speed SoC design. We provide our customers with a comprehensive offering
combining design tools, silicon IP and applications support, greatly reducing
the development cycles of chips for wireless communications, broadband
networking, PCs, tablets and other segments. We provide technology for rapid
electromagnetics modeling, RF component synthesis, and signal integrity of
silicon ICs and Systems-in-Package. Our solutions have been adopted by
several major semiconductor companies since 2000. Helic is headquartered at
101 Montgomery Street, suite 2650, San Francisco, CA 94104. For additional
information please visit

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