Berkeley Design Automation’s Nanometer Circuit Verification Platform Selected by IC Plus

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that IC Plus Corporation, a communication and networking IC design company has selected Analog FastSPICE™ AMS (AFS AMS) for high-speed mixed-signal design verification.

“We require mixed-signal verification with nanometer SPICE accuracy that is straightforward to set-up, easy to run, and delivers the fastest performance,” said Albert Liu, VP of R&D at IC Plus Corporation. “With AFS AMS we are able to run nanometer-accurate post-layout verification of our ADCs and PLLs, including device noise analysis, up to 4x faster than our existing parallel SPICE mixed-signal simulator. AFS AMS was very easy to set-up enabling our design team to be productive in a matter of hours.”

The Analog FastSPICE Platform provides the world’s fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. Foundry certified to 20nm, the AFS Platform delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster on a single core and >2x faster on multicore systems versus any other simulator. For circuit characterization, the AFS Platform includes the industry’s only comprehensive silicon-accurate device noise analysis and delivers near-linear performance scaling with the number of cores. For large circuits, it delivers >10M-element capacity, the fastest near-SPICE-accurate simulation, and the fastest, most accurate mixed-signal simulation. Available licenses include AFS circuit simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analysis, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS AMS, and AFS Nano SPICE.

“We are excited that IC Plus selected Analog FastSPICE AMS for their mixed-signal verification flow,” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “Delivering high-speed mixed-signal devices poses a significant design challenge. These devices include high-performance analog signal conditioning and processing circuitry together with complex digital processing and control—a combination which poses big challenges for verification prior to tapeout. IC Plus’ selection of the AFS AMS reinforces the tremendous value our AFS AMS solution offers design teams compared to traditional solutions.”


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