Hitachi Reduces Verification Turnaround Time for Mixed-Signal Chip with Cadence Virtuoso AMS Designer

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that Hitachi Ltd. utilized Cadence® Virtuoso® AMS Designer to significantly reduce the verification time for a new backplane signal conditioner mixed-signal chip, while also improving quality with chip verification. The rapid growth of mixed-signal design complexity presents considerable verification challenges to reduce time to market and improve design quality. Using Virtuoso AMS Designer together with real number modeling (RNM) techniques, Hitachi was able to simulate the entire design and reduce the verification time from days to minutes. Hitachi presented a paper on this design and their use of Virtuoso AMS Designer and RNM on February 23 at ISSCC 2015 in San Francisco, Calif.

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"For our large-scale, high-speed mixed-signal designs, Virtuoso AMS Designer enabled us to utilize chip verification to reduce design turnaround time and to improve the design quality significantly," said Satoshi Ueno, director, Design Engineering Second Dept., Platform Advanced Engineering Operation, Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Hitachi, Ltd. "In order to extend the design success of our high-end mixed-signal designs at the 28nm node and beyond, we continue to count on the comprehensive solution and extensive support from Cadence."

Virtuoso AMS Designer is a mixed-signal simulation solution for the design and verification of analog, RF, memory, and mixed-signal SoCs. It is integrated with the Virtuoso Analog Design Environment (ADE) for mixed-signal design and verification. It is also integrated with the Cadence Incisive® functional verification platform for mixed-signal verification within the digital verification environment.

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