Mentor Graphics Analog FastSPICE Platform Certified by TSMC for 16nm FinFET Manufacturing Processes

WILSONVILLE, Ore., May 13, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT) today announced that the Analog FastSPICE™ (AFS™) Platform and AFS Mega have been certified for version 1.0 SPICE of the TSMC 16nm FinFET process technology through its SPICE Simulation Tool Certification Program. Analog, mixed-signal, and RF design teams at leading semiconductor companies worldwide now can use Analog FastSPICE to efficiently verify their chips designed in 16nm FinFET technology.

Mentor Graphics logo.

"The Mentor Analog FastSPICE Platform and AFS Mega have successfully met the accuracy and compatibility requirements for 16nm FinFET technology," said Suk Lee, TSMC Senior Director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division.

The Analog FastSPICE Platform provides fast circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, memory, and custom digital circuits. For large circuits the AFS Platform delivers greater than10M-element capacity and fast mixed-signal simulation.  For memory and other array-based circuits, AFS Mega delivers silicon-accurate simulation with greater than 100M-element capacity. For silicon-accurate characterization it includes the industry's only comprehensive full-spectrum device noise analysis and a high-productivity Analog Characterization Environment (ACE™). Available licenses for the AFS Platform include AFS Circuit Simulator, AFS Mega, AFS Nano, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analyses, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS AMS, and ACE product.

"Being certified by TSMC's 16nm FinFET Certification Program is an important milestone to support our mutual customers' success as they move to this advanced node," said Ravi Subramanian, general manager of AMS verification in the DSM division, Mentor. "By working closely with TSMC, we can provide assurance that these customers have the nanometer verification platform that has the accuracy required for the most complex and highly integrated nanometer analog, mixed-signal, and RF designs."

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

Mentor Graphics and Mentor are registered trademark and Analog FastSPICE, AFS and ACE are trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:
Carole Dunn
Mentor Graphics
Email Contact

Photo -

SOURCE Mentor Graphics Corporation

Mentor Graphics Corporation

Review Article Be the first to review this article


Featured Video
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
Acquiring Mentor: Four Good Ideas, One Great
More Editorial  
SENIOR ASIC Design Engineer for TiBit Communications at Petaluma, CA
Sr. staff ASIC Design Engineer -2433 for Microchip at San Jose, CA
Manager, Field Applications Engineering for Real Intent at Sunnyvale, CA
Upcoming Events
DeviceWerx - 2016 at Green Valley Ranch Casino & Resort Las Vegas NV - Nov 3 - 4, 2016
2016 International Conference On Computer Aided Design at Doubletree Hotel Austin TX - Nov 7 - 10, 2016
ICCAD 2016, Nov 7-10, 2016 at Doubletree Hotel in Austin, TX at Doubletree Hotel Austin TX - Nov 7 - 10, 2016
Electric&Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium 2016 at Conference Centre East. Koelnmesse (East Entrance) Messeplatz 1 Cologne Germany - Nov 9 - 10, 2016
S2C: FPGA Base prototyping- Download white paper

Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy