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Toshiba adopts Mentor ADVance MS tool in LSI designs

Posted: 22 Nov 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mentor graphics? toshiba? verilog-ams? lsi? advance ms tool?

Mentor Graphics Corp. revealed that Toshiba Corp. has adopted its analog/mixed-signal HDL language, Verilog-AMS, for the design and verification of complex analog and mixed-signal LSI (large scale integration) designs. The Verilog-AMS support in Mentor Graphics mixed-signal simulator tool, ADVance MS, allows the functionalities of LSIs to be validated earlier and more efficiently through the design cycles. Toshiba intends to continue deploying the ADVance MS tool in other projects to reduce the turn around time of their LSI designs.

Mentor says the ADVance MS (ADMS) tool is a single-kernel, language-neutral functional verification environment for digital, analog, mixed-signal and RF circuits. The platform is built upon four simulation technologies: the Eldo tool for analog, ModelSim for digital, Mach for transistor-level, and the Eldo RF for RF simulations. The ADMS supports most of the design languages, including VHDL, VHDL-AMS, Verilog, Verilog-AMS, SystemC, SystemVerilog, Spice, and C, for the design and verification of mixed-signal system, and SoC.

Takeshi Yamamoto, manager of System LSI first unit, Toshiba semiconductor company, stated,

"The analog /mixed-signal language-based design approach with the ADVance MS tool and Mentor's CommLib behavioral model library, enabled efficient analysis of large circuits, while traditional analog or mixed-signal simulator did not go well. In addition, the availability of fast- Spice simulation technology, the Mach TA tool, under the ADVance MS tool allows analysis to be completed overnight."

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