Sandwork Debuts SpiceCheck Design Checker at DATE 2007

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 2, 2007— SpiceCheck, the latest tool in Sandwork's analysis verification and debugging (AVAD) suite for analog and mixed-signal designers, performs transistor-level design rule screening from static connectivity to post-layout signal integrity issues and allows integrated circuits (ICs) and systems on chip (SoCs) designers to perform comprehensive checks on traditionally difficult-to-find design problems. At Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) 2007, Sandwork will demonstrate SpiceCheck's latest functionalities, including support for Mentor Graphics' Eldo(TM) and Cadence Spectre(TM) netlist formats.

SpiceCheck is the only fully Tcl programmable netlist-driven static rule checker that is also capable of dynamic waveform probing. Today's low-power chips commonly involve multiple power domains that present tremendous verification challenges for designers who must adhere to complex design specifications. SpiceCheck helps designers to ensure that electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection is properly installed; that low-voltage devices are not present in high-voltage rails; that no leakage devices appear at multi-rail interface blocks; and, at the physical level, that no signal integrity problem remains as a result of high parasitic resistance and capacitance.

"Sandwork now has reached 25 European customers," said Jack Yao, president of Sandwork. "It was the feedback from these European accounts that prompted us to focus in the design check area and to continue enhancing the product to meet the growing challenges in the mixed-signal design community."

For additional information, or a demonstration, please visit Sandwork in Booth R46 at the DATE conference in Nice, France, from April 17th to 19th, 2007.

About Sandwork Design

Sandwork Design, Inc. develops vendor-neutral analog and mixed-signal analysis, verification and debugging (AVAD) solutions, including transistor-level debugging and waveform analysis software for complex mixed-signal semiconductors and systems on a chip (SoCs). All products work with all industry-standard analog simulators and simulation environments. Sandwork's products allow customers to shorten design cycles and improve chip performance.

Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Sandwork is privately held and has been profitable since 2001. Further information is available at the company's website at

WaveView Analyzer is a trademark of Sandwork Design, Inc. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.


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