Expotential growth of technology capabilities and increasing
need for accuracy necessary to implement deep submicron
circuits created new challenges for tools and methodologies
used in ASIC design. To meet both the performance and time to
market requirements of an ASIC designer, it is necessary to
complement best in class commercial EDA tools with in-house
developped design tools and a rich set of libraries and cores.
The presentation describes the evolution of LSI Logic Flexstream
Design Kit as it was adapted to growing demands of designers.