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Tanner EDA announces support for Linux

Venice, Florida &#8212 Tanner EDA announced that the company now supports Linux as well as the Windows platform with its electronic design software. Tanner Tools Pro and HiPer Silicon are now available for the Linux platform. The new Linux versions augment the company's software for Windows-based EDA software.

Tanner Tools Pro is a software suite for the design, layout and verification of analog, mixed signal, and RF and MEMS integrated circuits. HiPer Silicon builds on the capabilities of Tanner Tools Pro with advanced features that improve designer productivity. The capabilities include the HiPer Verify foundry-compatible physical verification engine, Verilog-A simulation and layout automation.

“During our 20-year history, we have focused on the PC platform because of it has the best performance/cost ratio, starting with DOS and then when it became available, on Windows,” said Jeff Miller, Product Manager, Tanner EDA. “The EDA market has validated our decision by moving from expensive, proprietary UNIX systems to Linux and Windows-based systems running on commodity hardware. Thus, we see Linux is a natural extension of our commodity platform strategy.”

Celebrating 20 years of EDA service

Tanner EDA is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company provides EDA software solutions for the design, layout and verification of Analog/Mixed-Signal ICs and MEMS. Its tools help automate and simplify the design process, enabling engineers to cost-effectively bring commercially successful electronic products to market ahead of the competition.

Over 25,000 engineers worldwide use Tanner EDA tools to design Analog/Mixed-Signal ICs and MEMS devices. Customers such as California Micro Devices, Cambridge Silicon Radio, Cirrus Logic, Cochlear, Honeywell, Fuji Film, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MEMSIC, Mitsubishi, NEC, Ricoh Company Ltd., Sandia National Labs, Sarnoff Corporation, Xerox Corporation and others rely on these tools to help them speed from concept to silicon efficiently. Some of the products designed with Tanner EDA tools include high-power ICs, components for Bluetooth peripherals, imaging technology for the Mars Rover, accelerometers and thermal management sensors for cell phones and notebook PCs.

Tanner EDA employs 75 people and has experienced consistent annual growth of more than 25 percent. It is one of the largest software companies in the Los Angeles area and has received a number of awards, including the regional Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 list of companies. Tanner EDA is headquartered in Monrovia, Calif. It sells its products directly in North America, Japan and Taiwan, and through distributors in Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, India, and the Middle East.

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