Interra Systems Facilitates Successful Deployment of Focus

Focus from FishTail Uses Verilog and VHDL Analyzers from Interra Systems

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – (May 25, 2005) – Interra Systems, a leading provider of software building blocks for the electronic design automation industry, announced successful integration of its Verilog (CheetahTM) and VHDL (JaguarTM) analyzers into the Focus™ product line offered by FishTail Design Automation, the golden timing constraints company. Focus is now successfully deployed with many customers using it to generate precise constraints for chip timing in their real life designs.

“Interra’s language analyzers have accelerated our time to market by allowing us to offer proven Verilog, VHDL and mixed-language support in our product suite,” said Ajay Daga, Founder and CEO of FishTail Design Automation. “Interra has been very responsive and supportive during the development, evaluation and deployment of our integrated solution,” he added.

“Each win of our customer makes us proud. We believe that our success is hidden in our customer’s success,” said Sunil Jain, President and CEO of Interra Systems. “FishTail’s unique patented technology is getting traction with serious ASIC designers and the use of analyzers in the Focus product is an endorsement of our technology,” he added.

CheetahTM/JaguarTM as Universal Verilog/VHDL Front-end for EDA Solutions
Cheetah and Jaguar provides a robust, high performance and easy to integrate Verilog and VHDL front-end for EDA products. These industry compliant products parse complete Verilog and VHDL languages and create an in-memory Object Model (OM). Applications can then access design information through provided API layer, thus saving enormous time and resources. Cheetah, the Verilog analyzer, supports Verilog-95, Verilog-2001 and now System Verilog 3.1, 3.1a and IEEE-1800. Jaguar, the VHDL analyzer, supports IEEE-1076-87 and IEEE1076-93.

Interra Systems offers building blocks for EDA tool developers. These building blocks are widely used by EDA tool developers as a universal front-end to their design solutions. These standard compliant, easy to use building blocks enable users to reduce time-to-market by saving a significant amount of development time. Products from Interra Systems have been used by over 40 EDA and SoC companies including Atrenta, Axis, CoWare, Magma, Mentor Graphics, Synopsys and several others who have been successfully acquired by Cadence, Mentor and Synopsys.

About FishTail Design Automation
Founded in 2002, FishTail Design Automation has set its sights on tackling the difficult problem of precise constraints on chip timing – the area where the success or failure of a design is ultimately determined. The company’s patented technology improves chip implementation by automatically identifying exceptions to single-cycle clocking from RTL descriptions. FishTail is privately funded. For more information about FishTail and Focus, please visit the company’s website at

About Interra Systems
Interra Systems is a leading provider of highly flexible and adaptive design solutions for the acceleration of memory, ASIC, SoC and system designs. Interra’s development capability includes a memory development system, EDA tool front-ends and test suites. Interra offers a wide range of services along with its EDA ObjectsTM product family which includes a RTL Synthesis, VHDL and Verilog analyzers, test suites as well as APIs for ease of integration. Customers have found significant strategic value in Interra Systems as they accelerate memory design and EDA tool development while reducing cost. For more information, please visit

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