Sandwork Demonstrates Updates to Analysis, Verification and Debugging Tools at DAC 2007

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 25, 2007— Sandwork Design, Inc. will demonstrate the latest functionality of its tool suite for analysis, verification and debugging (AVAD) of analog and mixed-signal for integrated circuits (ICs) and systems-on-chip (SoCs) at the 44th Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Diego from June 4 to 8, 2007.

"Sandwork now has 150+ customers worldwide," said Jack Yao, president of Sandwork. "With so much real-world feedback from so many customers, we have focused this year on the design check area and on continuing to enhance the AVAD suite to meet the growing challenges in the mixed-signal design community."

SpiceCheck, the latest tool in Sandwork's AVAD suite for analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) designers, performs transistor-level design rule checking from static connectivity to post-layout signal integrity issues and allows IC and SoC designers to perform comprehensive checks on traditionally difficult-to-find design problems.

SpiceCheck is the only fully Tcl programmable, netlist-driven static design checker that is also capable of dynamic waveform probing. Today's low-power chips commonly involve multiple power domains, multiple third party IPs and complex analog blocks that present tremendous verification challenges for designers who must follow complex design disciplines. SpiceCheck helps designers to ensure that, for example, 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.

The company's post-simulation high-performance A/MS waveform analyzer, WaveView Analyzer(TM), has been updated with new interactive and batch-mode A/MS waveform comparisons functions. SX-CDS Link, which provides framework integration and schematic cross-probing into the Cadence Virtuoso(R) platform, now supports Cadence's Virtuoso(R) AMS Designer Simulator and enhanced usability in the Cadence Virtuoso(R) Analog Design Environment/Schematic Editor.

For additional information, or a demonstration, please visit Sandwork in Booth 1880 at DAC.

About Sandwork Design

Sandwork Design, Inc. develops vendor-neutral analog and mixed-signal (A/MS) 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). Working with all industry-standard analog simulators and simulation environments, the company's products allow customers to shorten design cycles and improve chip performance. Sandwork enables designers to bridge the gap between A/MS design debugging and results analysis by providing easy access to and support for analysis of data from all four areas of integrated circuit/ printed circuit board/ signal integrity simulation, scope measurement, circuit modeling and full-chip verification.

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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