M4S Deploys MDA’s M-Design Tool for its 40nm Design Flow


Leuven, Belgium, February 13, 2009 - Multi-Mode Multi-Media Solutions (M4S) today announced that it will deploy Mephisto Design Automation (MDA) M-DESIGNTM, for its most advanced 40 nanometer design flow. M-DESIGN provides a powerful analysis and verification flow, including automatic generation of design documentation which complements existing flows. The tool also includes advanced optimization technology to fine-tune or migrate existing circuits or to size them from scratch.

"We evaluated M-DESIGN by applying it to the sizing of advanced RF-circuits that have to meet  requirements over all corners and were impressed with the results.", said Patrick Vandenameele, CTO M4S. "The tool effectively automates non-creative and time consuming optimization steps in the design process, yet provides insight in the performance trade-offs involved. Also, it integrates smoothly with our existing Cadence®-based 40 nanometer design flow and is now used to drive our verification and auto-documentation jobs in batch at multiple sites."

 "We are pleased to see an advanced player in the wireless IC space joining our growing customer base and exploiting the unique benefits of our design platform." stated Kenneth Francken, CEO of MDA. "M4S is developing breakthrough technology in the field of multi-standard wireless connectivity and is successfully addressing multiple design challenges in 40 nanometer. We are confident that our unique and flexible M-DESIGN tool will contribute significantly to M4S' effort and look forward to continue working closely with them."

About MDA

Mephisto Design Automation (MDA) delivers unique analog, mixed-signal and custom-digital design automation solutions based on its flagship platform M-DESIGNTM. This flexible tool allows both novice and expert designers to significantly improve circuit performance, productivity and circuit understanding. Including capabilities such as advanced testbench composition, embedded scripting, an extensive toolbox and patent-pending multi-level optimization, M-DESIGN is the tool of choice for the simulation, sizing, optimization, verification and migration of analog, mixed-signal and custom digital designs and IP. More information is available at www.mephisto-da.com.

M-DESIGN is a trademark of Mephisto Design Automation NV. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

About M4S

M4S, a spin-out of IMEC, is a fabless semiconductor company developing multi-mode, multi-band RF devices, focusing on a unique opportunity in the wireless data market. M4S is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has a design center in Cork, Ireland.

For further information please contact:

Kenneth Francken, CEO MDA                                       Ivo Vandeweerd, CEO M4S

+32 16 40 36 32, Email Contact                   +32 16 75 13 69, Email Contact 


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