Alvand Technologies Selects Berkeley Design Automation AFS Nano™

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 8, 2009— Berkeley Design Automation Inc., provider of the Analog FastSPICE unified circuit verification platform today announced that Alvand Technologies, Inc. has selected the company's Analog FastSPICE Nano SPICE simulator (AFS Nano) for analog and mixed-signal IP characterization.

"Alvand's high-performance, ultra-low-power analog and mixed-signal IP requires stringent and efficient characterization," said Mansour Keramat, president and CEO at Alvand Technologies, "AFS Nano provides us superior price/performance for block-level design and verification. It consistently delivers true SPICE accurate results up to 10x faster than traditional SPICE on our ADC, DAC, and analog front-end designs."

Analog FastSPICE is the industry’s only unified circuit verification platform for analog, mixed-signal, and RF design. Always delivering true SPICE accurate results, it provides 5x-10x higher performance than traditional SPICE, >1 million-element capacity, and the industry’s only comprehensive 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. AFS Platform tools include: AFS Nano SPICE simulator, Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator, Noise Analysis Option™ device noise analyzer, and RF FastSPICE™ multi-tone periodic analyzer.

"We are excited that Alvand Technologies has selected AFS Nano for characterization of their high-performance analog and mixed-signal IP," said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. "Delivering high-speed, ultra-low-power data converters and analog front end solutions is a tremendous challenge. Alvand Technologies' selection of AFS Nano further validates the strong competitive advantage the Analog FastSPICE Platform provides to leading-edge analog/mixed-signal IP designers."

About Berkeley Design Automation

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in advanced analog, mixed-signal, and RF (AMS/RF) verification. Its Analog FastSPICE unified circuit verification platform combines the accuracy, performance, and capacity needed to verify GHz designs in nanometer-scale silicon. Design teams from top-10 semiconductor companies to leading startups 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, and NTT Corporation. For more information, please see

Analog FastSPICE, AFS Nano, Noise Analysis Option, RF FastSPICE, PLL Noise Analyzer, WaveCrave, and Precision Circuit Analysis 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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