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
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
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 www.sandwork.com.
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.