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Spice circuit simulator speeds time-to-results

Posted: 21 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Magma Design Automation? semiconductor design software?

Magma Design Automation Inc. has released a circuit simulator that dramatically speeds time-to-results for simulation and analysis while maintaining the accuracy of leading Spice simulators.

FineSim Spice is based on advanced algorithms and can be parallelized over multiple CPUs for linear speed-up and higher capacity. By providing increased speed and capacity while maintaining full SPICE accuracy, the new simulator enables designers to simulate advanced circuits, such as PLLs, ADCs, DACs and gigahertz Serdes. With the ability to accurately simulate these advanced designs faster, designers can reduce design and verification costs, Magma said.

"While FineSim Pro is an innovative full-chip, transistor-level circuit simulator with three modes, FineSim SPICE targets designs that have traditionally proven to be impractical for Spice-level simulation by dramatically shortening time to results while maintaining the highest level of accuracy," said Suk Lee, general manager of Magma's Custom Design Business Unit.

FineSim Spice integrates with Magma's SiliconSmart library characterization to increase throughput and with Blast Rail NX power analysis software to provide enhanced dynamic power design simulation and analysis for leading-edge SoCs.

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