IC Plus Selects Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ AMS for High-Speed Mixed-Signal Design Verification

AFS AMS Delivers Mixed-Signal Verification 4x Faster with Nanometer SPICE Accuracy

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 18, 2012 — Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that IC Plus Corporation, a communication and networking IC design company has selected Analog FastSPICE™ AMS (AFS AMS) for high-speed mixed-signal design verification.

“We require mixed-signal verification with nanometer SPICE accuracy that is straightforward to set-up, easy to run, and delivers the fastest performance,” said Albert Liu, VP of R&D at IC Plus Corporation. “With AFS AMS we are able to run nanometer-accurate post-layout verification of our ADCs and PLLs, including device noise analysis, up to 4x faster than our existing parallel SPICE mixed-signal simulator. AFS AMS was very easy to set-up enabling our design team to be productive in a matter of hours.”

The Analog FastSPICE Platform provides the world’s fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. Foundry certified to 20nm, the AFS Platform delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster on a single core and >2x faster on multicore systems versus any other simulator. For circuit characterization, the AFS Platform includes the industry’s only comprehensive silicon-accurate device noise analysis and delivers near-linear performance scaling with the number of cores. For large circuits, it delivers >10M-element capacity, the fastest near-SPICE-accurate simulation, and the fastest, most accurate mixed-signal simulation. Available licenses include AFS circuit simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analysis, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS AMS, and AFS Nano SPICE.

“We are excited that IC Plus selected Analog FastSPICE AMS for their mixed-signal verification flow,” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “Delivering high-speed mixed-signal devices poses a significant design challenge. These devices include high-performance analog signal conditioning and processing circuitry together with complex digital processing and control—a combination which poses big challenges for verification prior to tapeout. IC Plus’ selection of the AFS AMS reinforces the tremendous value our AFS AMS solution offers design teams compared to traditional solutions.”

About Berkeley Design Automation

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification. The company combines the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification platform, Analog FastSPICE, with exceptional application expertise to uniquely address nanometer circuit design challenges. More than 100 companies rely on Berkeley Design Automation to verify their nanometer-scale circuits. Berkeley Design Automation was recognized as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America by revenue in 2011 and again in 2012 by Deloitte. The company is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corp., NTT Corp., IT-Farm, 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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