Development and Promotion of a European Full Integrated EDA Platform Based on Advanced Russian Tools and SIFRAME for Systems and VLSI Design


Keywords: CAD, EDA, framework integration

Start Date: 1 February 95 / Status: finished / Duration: 12 months

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Objectivies and Approach

The objective is to analyse the properties of an integrated electronic design automation (EDA) platform based on the integrated CAD framework developed under ESPRIT project JESSI Common-Frame (7364) and to integrate Russian CAD-tools. Work includes:

European links: The project builds on the results of the ESPRIT project JESSI Common-Frame (7364) and on EUROCHIP (6573).

Progress and Results

The German partner developed the encapsulation technique. Russian CAD tools were reviewed and evaluated. Then the selected tools were encapsulated into SIFRAME.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

Information exchange paths have been established between Western Europe and Russia on framework development, CAD evaluation and encapsulation techniques. Future collaboration plans include participants from other Central and Eastern European countries, as well as new domains, i.e. mechatronics.

The encapsulated CAD tools have been demonstrated in EURODAC'95. Reports about the project, as well as about the state of the EDA industry in Russia have been presented at the workshop on Design Methodologies for Microelectronics that took place in Slovakia in September 1995.


Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG
Otto-Hahn-Ring 6
D-81739-München, D

EU Partners

Siemens Nixdorf Informationssysteme AG, D

Non-EU Partners

Institute of Operating Systems (IOS), Zelenograd, RU


Mr Werner Becker
Tel: +49 5251 284 119
Fax: +49 5251 284 164

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