Tool Delivers 50x Price-Performance vs. Traditional SPICE for Mixed-Signal IP Verification
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 19, 2010 — Berkeley Design Automation Inc., provider of the Analog FastSPICE™ unified circuit verification platform today announced that Mohagi, a developer of energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal IP, has selected the company's Analog FastSPICE Nano SPICE simulator (AFS Nano) for analog and mixed-signal IP verification. Priced at only $1,900 for a 1-year time-based license, AFS Nano is up to 10x faster than traditional SPICE, is foundry certified down to 28nm, and supports up to 5,000 element circuits.
"At Mohagi, we push the envelope on power-constrained performance of our mixed-signal IP and we need to efficiently run comprehensive regression suites to meet our cost objectives," said Harry Peterson, CEO at Mohagi. "We evaluated the price-performance of the major traditional SPICE simulators in the market and AFS Nano was the clear winner. AFS Nano delivers 50x better price-performance versus traditional SPICE when running typical regression suites on our mixed-signal IP including high performance ADCs and PLLs."
The Analog FastSPICE Platform is the industry’s only unified circuit verification platform for analog, mixed-signal, and RF design. It always delivers true SPICE accurate results, while providing 5x-20x higher performance than traditional SPICE, >10 million-element capacity, and the industry’s only comprehensive device noise analysis. The AFS Platform is a single executable that uses advanced algorithms and numerical analysis to rapidly solve the full-circuit matrix and original device equations without any shortcuts. It includes licenses for AFS Nano SPICE simulation, AFS circuit simulation, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, and AFS RF Analysis.
"We are excited that Mohagi has selected AFS Nano for verification of their high-performance mixed-signal and analog IP," said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. "Developing energy-efficient analog and mixed-signal IP for the consumer market is a tremendous challenge. Mohagi's selection of AFS Nano further validates the strong competitive advantage and price/performance benefits the Analog FastSPICE Platform provides to leading-edge analog/mixed-signal IP designers."
About Berkeley Design Automation
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. (BDA) is the recognized leader in advanced analog, mixed-signal, and RF (AMS/RF) verification. The BDA Analog FastSPICE unified circuit verification platform (AFS Platform) combines the accuracy, performance, and capacity needed to verify GHz designs in nanometer-scale silicon. Over seventy companies, including 15 of the world's top 20 semiconductor companies, use the AFS Platform to efficiently verify AMS/RF circuits. Founded in 2003, the company has received several industry awards in recognition of its technology leadership and impact on the electronics industry. The company is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corporation, NTT Corporation, IT-Farm Corporation, and MUFJ Capital. For more information, visit http://www.berkeley-da.com.
Analog FastSPICE, AFS Nano, and WaveCrave are trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Berkeley Design and BDA are registered trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
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