Legend Design Technology,
Inc. today announced that its MSIM® circuit simulator has been qualified
through TSMC's 40 nanometer (nm) SPICE Tool Qualification Program. The program
provides designers the ability to select qualified SPICE simulators to match
their design needs, improve compliance with processes technology, and ensure
design accuracy for first time silicon success.
"Legend’s MSIM circuit simulator met our 40nm SPICE Tool Qualification
requirements for accuracy and performance. The MSIM Qualification report has
been posted on TSMC-Online," said Tom Quan, deputy director of design service
marketing at TSMC.
MSIM is a SPICE-level simulation analysis tool with the optimized algorithms
for accuracy, speed and convergence. For efficiently simulating the layout-extracted
circuits, MSIM has built in RC reduction functions based on an advanced AWE
scheme. For accurately characterizing the model of cell libraries, MSIM can
automatically optimize the simulation tolerances and time-step controls for
best performance. MSIM provides the benefits of extreme accuracy, high speed,
excellent convergence, and built-in RC reduction.
"MSIM qualification and certification through TSMC’s SPICE Tool
Qualification Program is a very important milestone to support our mutual customers'
continued success," said Dr. You-Pang Wei, president and CEO of Legend
Design Technology, Inc. "By completing TSMC's rigorous qualification process,
Legend ensures that customers can have the most confidence in using MSIM to
verify their analog, digital and mixed-signal designs requiring true accuracy,
unparalleled performance, and high capacity for achieving first time silicon