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Posted: Aug 16, 2011

Toumaz Adopts Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE Platform

(Nanowerk News) Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world's fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that Toumaz, the leading provider of ultra-low energy wireless telemetry technologies, has selected the company's AFS Platform for RF block characterization and full-circuit transceiver verification.
"For over four years we have relied on the AFS Platform for full-circuit verification of our ultra low-power transceivers for medical applications," said Alan Wong, head of IC design for Toumaz. "We use the full-spectrum AFS RF periodic noise analysis for characterizing our post-layout RF blocks and the simulation results are within 1-2dB of silicon measurements."
The Analog FastSPICE Platform is the world's fastest nanometer circuit verification platform for analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. The AFS Platform delivers foundry-certified nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster than any other simulator on a single core and an additional 2x-4x performance with multithreading. For circuit characterization, the AFS Platform includes the industry's only comprehensive silicon-accurate device noise analysis and delivers near-linear performance scaling with the number of cores. For large circuits, it delivers >10M-element capacity, the industry's fastest near-SPICE-accurate simulation, and co-simulation with leading Verilog® simulators. Available licenses include AFS circuit simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analysis, AFS Co-Simulation, and AFS Nano SPICE.
"We are very proud of our continuing relationship with Toumaz, a pioneer of ultra-low energy wireless telemetry technologies for medical monitoring and internet-connected consumer devices," said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. "The full- circuit transceiver verification and full-spectrum RF block characterization that the AFS Platform delivers enable Toumaz to meet their design quality and time-to-market objectives."
About Berkeley Design Automation
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification. The company combines the world's fastest nanometer circuit verification platform, Analog FastSPICE, with exceptional application expertise to uniquely address nanometer circuit design challenges. More than 100 companies rely on Berkeley Design Automation to verify their nanometer-scale circuits. Berkeley Design Automation has received numerous industry awards and is widely recognized for its technology leadership and contributions to the electronics industry. The company is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corp., NTT Corp., IT-Farm, and MUFJ Capital. For more information, visit
About Toumaz Limited
Toumaz is pioneering low cost, ultra-low power wireless technologies for a wide range of markets including medical monitoring and internet-connected consumer devices. Targeting the Healthcare market, Toumaz's licensable smart sensor interface and transceiver platform, Sensium, is a leader in real-time wireless monitoring of the body's vital signs. Sensium has the potential to transform medical monitoring and reduce the cost of healthcare by wirelessly connecting individuals to healthcare providers – simply, affordably and unobtrusively. For healthcare professionals, this creates new opportunities for pro-active monitoring and improved quality of care. For patients, it delivers new opportunities for lifestyle-compatible personalised healthcare. For more information, see (
Source: Berkeley Design Automation (press release)
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