SiSoft Presents Tutorial on IBIS-AMI Model Quality at DesignCon

Santa Clara, CA – January 30, 2012 - Signal Integrity Software, Inc. (SiSoft™) will present a tutorial entitled  “IBIS-AMI Models – How to Tell a Peach from a Lemon” at DesignCon 2012 today.  The tutorial will cover basic concepts behind IBIS-AMI models, real-world examples of  IBIS-AMI model problems and how to use a publicly available test bench.

“We’re working to raise awareness of IBIS-AMI model quality – what to look for and what to demand,” noted SiSoft’s Dr. Michael Steinberger, who will be presenting the tutorial.  “We’ve seen a number of cases where models produced reasonable-looking results that were substantially incorrect.  For many of our customers, a board fab-out is a $100,000 proposition; it’s critical to make sure that simulations done beforehand are as accurate as possible.  Many model problems are difficult to detect without a rigorous model testing process, and some models will only produce correct results under specific conditions.  Given the time and expense associated with a prototype build, users can’t afford to base decisions on simulations that incorporate poor models.”

“SiSoft has extended its model development services to include model validation services,” noted Doug Burns, vice-president of SiSoft’s Consulting Services.  “Our systems customers use IBIS-AMI models from a wide variety of suppliers, and many don’t have the time and resources needed to perform model validation themselves.  We’ve responded to demand from our customers and their suppliers to provide validation services that make sure IBIS-AMI models are as accurate as possible.”

SiSoft provides IBIS-AMI model development and validation services in addition to tools and training enabling semiconductor vendors to develop IBIS-AMI models internally.  SiSoft also provides sample IBIS-AMI models and a simulation test bench via its web site. Visit to learn more.

About SiSoft™ 
SiSoft™ collaborates with system designers and their suppliers to create full solutions for system-level high-speed design, providing a combination of award-winning EDA tools, methodology development, model validation and consulting services.  Quantum Channel Designer™ is the Industry’s Premier Channel Simulator for the design and analysis of multi-Gigabit serial links and a DesignVision 2009 Award Winner.  Quantum-SI™ is the leading solution for integrated signal integrity, timing and crosstalk analysis of high-speed parallel interfaces.  SiSoft’s software products automate comprehensive pre- and post-route analysis of high-speed interfaces, detailing a design’s operating voltage and timing margins.  Design Space Exploration lets designers explore hundreds of design tradeoffs automatically, quickly optimizing designs for cost, reliability and performance. 

SiSoft’s staff of recognized industry experts keeps SiSoft’s products at the forefront of high-speed design by using them every day to perform state-of-the-art design and analysis.  SiSoft provides a full range of model development, design analysis and methodology training services.   More information on SiSoft and IBIS-AMI can be found at  .


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