Sandwork Announces Release 2003.1 With Enhanced WDF-II for 64 bit OS support

SPICE Explorer 2003.1 includes major customer enhancements


LOS ALTOS, Calif. - February 25, 2003 - Sandwork Design, Inc. announced today enhancements to its industry-leading SPICE Explorer. Release 2003.1 adds 64 bit capabilities, allowing designers to deploy Solaris, Linux and HPUX 64 bit platforms for large full chip SPICE-type simulation results viewing, while providing ultra fast loading speed.

Sandwork's proprietary Waveform Data Format (WDF-I) has evolved into second generation WDF-II, with numerous enhancements addressing the increasing challenges of analog and digital simulation output requirements of Mixed-Signal designs. Existing waveform formats tend to be superior in either analog or digital simulation support, but seldom both. WDF-II is designed to address equally the file size issues for both large analog and digital circuit simulations. Of further importance is the WDF-II capability for 64 bit data in order to surpass the 2 Gigabytes file size limitations. As high capacity transistor level circuit simulators proliferate, result-file size becomes a reoccurring issue for both viewing and storing. SPICE Explorer Release 2003.1, while backward compatible to WDF-I, has been speedup to boost loading performance of large waveform data files.

"We searched for a single waveform file system that would serve all of our customer needs, from SPICE-type simulations to Verilog-type analysis achieving an optimum compression with maximum level of loading performance. WDF-II is our solution to this emerging waveform data file necessities," said Jack Yao, Sandwork's President and CEO. "WDF-II is now a key part of our methodology."

With over 200 seats of SPICE Explorer world wide, Sandwork has been listening to its customer base and release 2003.1 is the culmination of implementations for the last two quarters, resulting in the following developments:

  • Application Programming Extensions (APX) -- A Tcl/Perl driven scripting language for either user defined measurements or batch mode waveform file regressions.
  • Dynamic Meter enhancements -- New abilities to automatically measure duty cycles - including width and frequency, of digital waveforms supplementing existing analog offerings. Multiple-supply designs can have signals difference/delta in time automatically traced to user specified independent supply levels. Rise time/Fall time is now measured either in percentage or absolute values. New Frequency versus Time plot can be generated for PLL waveforms both through APX and dynamic meter.
  • Eye-Diagram measurements -- Through Dynamic Meter, the jitter and fuzz width can now be easily measured in one step.
  • Multiple-bits AD and DA Conversions -- D to A conversions can be glitch-filtered to remove spurious non-simultaneous switching. Multiple-bits A to D conversion now can be 'fixed-rate' time sampled for synchronous design verifications.
  • FFT Windowing functions -- Post simulation FFT analysis is provided with windowing functions including Rectangle, Bartlett, Parzen, Welch, Hamming, Blackman, Blackman-Harris, Gaussian and Kaiser-Bessel.
About Sandwork Design
Sandwork Design, Inc. develops transistor-level debugging and waveform analysis software for complex analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and systems on a chip. Sandwork's netlist debugging and waveform analysis products allow customers to shorten design cycles and improve chip performance. Headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., Sandwork is privately held and has been profitable since December 2001. Further information is available at the company's website at http://www.sandwork.com


Contacts: Sandwork Design - Wu-Yi Chin, 650-988-9934 x122, Email Contact


SPICE Explorer and WaveView Analyzer are trademarks of Sandwork Design, Inc. All other company names and products referenced herein are trademarks of their respective holders.



Review Article Be the first to review this article
Featured Video
Editorial
Peggy AycinenaWhat Would Joe Do?
by Peggy Aycinena
Job Openings: Can EDA Predict the Future
More Editorial  
Jobs
Senior FPGA Designer for Fidus Electronic Product Development at Fremont, CA
Technical Support Engineer Germany/UK for EDA Careers at San Jose, CA
Test Development Engineer(Job Number: 17001697) for Global Foundaries at Santa Clara, CA
Lead Java Platform Engineer IOT-WEB for EDA Careers at San Francisco Area, CA
ASIC Design Engineer for Ambarella at Santa Clara, CA
Technical Support Engineer for EDA Careers at Freemont, CA
Upcoming Events
CDNLive Silicon Valley 2017 at Santa Clara Convention Center Santa Clara CA - Apr 11 - 12, 2017
10th Anniversary of Cyber-Physical Systems Week at Pittsburgh, PA, USA PA - Apr 18 - 21, 2017
DVCon 2017 China, April 19, 2017, Parkyard Hotel Shanghai, China at Parkyard Hotel Shanghai Shanghai China - Apr 19, 2017
Zuken Innovation World 2017 at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa Hilton Head Island NC - Apr 24 - 26, 2017
S2C: FPGA Base prototyping- Download white paper



Internet Business Systems © 2017 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