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Posted: Jun 02, 2011

Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE Deployed in TSMC Analog Mixed Signal Reference Flow 2.0

(Nanowerk News) Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., the nanometer circuit verification leader, today announced that TSMC has incorporated the Analog FastSPICE (AFS) Platform in Analog Mixed Signal (AMS) Reference Flow 2.0 for device transient noise analysis targeting TSMC 28 nanometer (nm) process technology.
"Berkeley Design Automation has added its transient noise analysis features from Analog FastSPICE Platform to TSMC AMS Reference Flow 2.0," said Suk Lee, director of Design Infrastructure Marketing at TSMC. "Our internal design teams use the Analog FastSPICE Platform to analyze transient noise behavior in the reference circuit and develop noise analysis methodology in 28nm process technology. Our mutual customers of AMS Reference Flow 2.0 will benefit from the differentiated capabilities that AFS Platform delivers for device transient noise analysis."
TSMC AMS Reference Flow 2.0 offers an advanced multi-partner AMS design reference flow that is fully integrated with innovative TSMC AMS design solutions to manage the growing complexity of process effects as well as design complexity in 28-nm process technology.
"Our inclusion in TSMC AMS Reference Flow 2.0, is a continuance of collaborations between the two companies for several years," said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. "Design teams can utilize the best-in-class noise analysis tool to tackle the verification challenges in 28nm analog and mixed-signal designs."
About Analog FastSPICE Platform
The Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE Platform is a unified circuit verification platform for analog, mixed-signal, and RF design. It delivers nanometer SPICE accurate results with comprehensive device noise analysis and 10M-element capacity. The AFS Platform is a single executable that uses advanced algorithms and numerical analysis to rapidly solve the full-circuit matrix and original device equations without any shortcuts.
About Berkeley Design Automation
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification. The company combines the industry's only unified verification platform, Analog FastSPICE, with exceptional application expertise to uniquely address nm circuit design challenges. Nearly 100 companies, including most of the world's top 20 semiconductor suppliers, rely on Berkeley Design Automation to efficiently verify their nm-scale circuits. Founded in 2003, the company has received several industry awards in recognition of its technology leadership and impact on the electronics industry. Berkeley Design Automation is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corp., NTT Corp., IT-Farm, and MUFJ Capital. For more information, visit http://www.berkeley-da.com.
Source: Berkeley Design Automation (press release)
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