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Concept Engineering′s Nlview™ Schematic Visualization Engine to Power the Stylus™ Cockpit for Tabula′s Spacetime™ 3D Architecture

Visualization engine helps developers to analyze all aspects of a design together

Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco, California - June 4, 2012 - Tabula™, Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company developing 3D programmable logic devices (3PLD), is using Concept Engineering′s Nlview™ automatic schematic generation and viewing engine to power the Stylus™ GUI cockpit for Tabula′s patented Spacetime™ 3D architecture. Nlview gives developers the ability to analyze all aspects of a design together, accelerating end-product time to market at lower costs.

"Spacetime architecture, supported by its Stylus development software, sets a new benchmark for the capability of programmable devices at volume price points, enabling re-programmability not only in FPGA applications, but also in those historically served only by ASICs or ASSPs," said Rajeev Jayaraman, vice president, software development at Tabula, Inc. "Having Concept′s Nlview working as the schematic generation and viewing engine within the Stylus tools allows us to deliver unmatched design capability and design capacity to our customers."

Spacetime 3D architecture is comprised of the Spacetime hardware that dynamically reconfigures logic, memory, and interconnect at multi-GHz rates and the Spacetime compiler that manages this ultra-rapid reconfiguration transparently. To map standard RTL directly into Spacetime, Tabula developed the Stylus design software with an integrated GUI to link logical, physical, and schematic project views. The integration of Nlview into the Stylus GUI gives Tabula customers a high-performance, high-capacity GUI that provides world-class visualization and debugging capability.

"Tabula′s programmable logic architecture uses time as a third dimension to reduce silicon area to perform a given function," said Gerhard Angst, CEO and president of Concept Engineering. "We are proud to be able to contribute visualization technology to the new and exciting Spacetime 3D development platform."

Concept Engineering′s technology for automatic schematic generation, navigation, and visualization will be on exhibit in booth 1502 at DAC 2012 in San Francisco from June 4-7, 2012 at Moscone Center.

About Concept Engineering

Concept Engineering is a privately held company based in Freiburg, Germany, founded in 1990 to develop and market innovative schematic generation and viewing technology for use with logic synthesis, verification, circuit characterization, circuit optimization, test automation and physical design tools. The company's customers are primarily EDA tool manufacturers (OEMs), in-house CAD tool developers and semiconductor companies. For more information see

SpiceVision PRO, GateVision PRO, and RTLvision PRO are registered trademarks and Nlview, T-engine, SGVision PRO and StarVision PRO are trademarks of Concept Engineering GmbH. Tabula, the Tabula logo, ABAX, the ABAX logo, Spacetime, the Spacetime logo, Stylus, and the Stylus logo are trademarks of Tabula, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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