Analog Bits Accelerates Analog IP Verification Using Magma's FineSim SPICE

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced that Analog Bits, Inc., the integrated clocking and interface IP leader, accelerates analog IP verification for its precision clocking macros, programmable interconnect solutions and specialized memories using FineSim™ SPICE multi-CPU circuit simulation technology.

Using the FineSim SPICE multi-CPU simulation technology, Analog Bits has significantly shortened simulation runtimes, increasing simulation coverage without sacrificing accuracy.

"We've found FineSim SPICE an excellent match for our advanced mixed-signal design environment," said Mahesh Tirupattur, executive vice president of Analog Bits. "We've achieved a 10X productivity boost over our traditional SPICE simulator with FineSim SPICE, allowing us to improve simulation coverage and to deliver higher quality analog IP faster."

"The market adoption of FineSim is growing rapidly, over 100 companies are now using it in their design flows," said Anirudh Devgan, general manager of Magma's Custom Design Business Unit. "Many FineSim users are reporting impressive productivity improvements, underscoring the software's ability to simulate tough analog designs fast."

FineSim SPICE: Fast and Accurate Simulation

FineSim SPICE is a SPICE-level simulation analysis tool that incorporates transistor-level simulation analysis capabilities for mixed-signal and analog designs. FineSim SPICE is a full SPICE simulation engine with distributed processing that enables customers to simulate large-scale mixed-signal system chips at the transistor level. By providing increased speed and capacity while maintaining full SPICE accuracy, FineSim SPICE enables designers to simulate advanced circuits — such as PLLs, ADCs (analog-to-digital converters), DACs (digital-to-analog converters) and gigahertz SERDES (SERializer/DESerializer) — that they previously would not even attempt using slower traditional SPICE simulators.

About Magma

Leading semiconductor companies worldwide use Magma's electronic design automation (EDA) software to produce chips for a wide variety of vertical markets including tablet computing, mobile devices, electronic games, digital video, networking, military/aerospace and memory. Silicon One, Magma's technology solutions for emerging silicon, address time to market, product differentiation, cost and performance while making silicon more profitable. Magma products include software for digital design, analog implementation, mixed-signal design, physical verification, circuit simulation, characterization and yield management. The company maintains headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and offices throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Magma's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Follow Magma on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MagmaEDA and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Magma. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at www.magma-da.com.

Magma is a registered trademark and FineSim is a trademark of Magma Design Automation Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.




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