GRID Simulation Technology Inc. Joins ARM Connected Community

Delivers Spice-accurate Power Integrity Verification and Sign-off for Advanced Process Low Power Design

San Jose CA, Tokyo Japan, – September 29th 2010 -- GRID Simulation Technology, Inc. (GST), a Silicon Valley-based Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company announced today it has joined the ARM® Connected Community® eco-system of partners, the industry’s largest ecosystem of ARM technology-based products and services.  As part of the ARM Connected Community, GST gains access to the full range of ARM resources to market and deploy innovative solutions to IC design teams looking for a faster way to get their ARM Powered® products to market.

“We are excited to be working with ARM, their customers, and foundry partners to deliver a much needed solution to address power integrity challenges in ARM based designs implemented in advanced processes,” said John L. Kulusich, VP Business Development at GST.  “At 65nm and below, the need for SPICE-accurate electromigration and IR drop (EMIR) verification and sign-off has moved to center stage. NanoRAIL-TR and SimCHECK provides today’s ARM customers a breakthrough in capacity, accuracy and speed of analysis. The ARM ecosystem can now use a new hierarchical methodology for analysis of power/ground/substrate networks and critical signal and clock nets in complex, giga-scale, low power designs.”

NanoRAIL-TR provides ARM designers SPICE-accurate EMIR analysis with 100% nodal reporting and traceability of nodal and branch current density values mapped directly to the physical netlist of IP blocks and complex SoCs. NanoRAIL-TR’s unique hierarchical, parallel, and distributed architecture (HPDA™) scales sub-linearly on today’s multi-core systems and integrates easily with popular EDA tools in customer flows utilizing standard industry formats. Using NanoRAIL-TR analysis, ARM customers achieve a seamless closed loop power integrity ECO and EMIR verification flow with 100% visibility and traceability of nodal values, independent loops, and total power consumption.

SimCHECK provides numeric verification of EMIR simulation results from IR Drop or electromigration analysis tools. SimCHECK produces a detailed hierarchical summary report providing 100% visibility and traceability of nodal values, independent loops, and total power consumption. SimCHECK automatically identifies, reports, and maps non-compliant nodes to the exact location on the physical netlist to support a seamless, closed loop, power integrity ECO and EMIR verification and sign-off flow.

About ARM Connected Community

The ARM Connected Community is a global network of companies aligned to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use, for products based on the ARM architecture.  ARM offers a variety of resources to Community members, including promotional programs and peer-networking opportunities that enable a variety of ARM Partners to come together to provide end-to-end customer solutions.  Visitors to the ARM Connected Community have the ability to contact members directly through the website. 

“The Connected Community is all about companies working together to provide the most complete solutions in the shortest possible time.  By joining the Community, which now comprises more than 725 companies, GRID Simulation Technology increases the large portfolio of skills, products and services that are centered around the ARM architecture, and currently available to developers worldwide,” said Lori Kate Smith, partnership marketing manager for ARM.

For more information about the ARM Connected Community, please visit

About GRID Simulation Technology

GRID Simulation Technology, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based Electronic Design Automation (EDA) company dedicated to solving the world's largest and most complex electronics problems at true SPICE-accuracy through its revolutionary new analysis technology. The company's flagship products, NanoRAIL-TR and SimCHECK, provide analysis of IC power grid problems including IR voltage drop and electro-migration (EM), and the qualification of complex power, ground, signal and clock network analysis results. The company is a privately held California Corporation headquartered in Morgan Hill, CA with offices located in: Irvine, CA; East Fishkill, NY; and Tokyo, Japan.

For more information about NanoRAIL-TR and SimCHECK, please contact :

GRID Simulation Technology, Inc.
1295 East Dunne Avenue, Suite 215 Morgan Hill, CA 95037


NanoRAIL-TR™, SimCHECK™, and HPDA™ are registered trademarks of GRID Simulation Technology, Inc.

ARM and ARM Connected Community are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. Cortex, and MPCore are trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. “ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM Inc.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Limited.; ARM Taiwan Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; ARM Norway, AS and ARM Sweden AB

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