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Posted: Jun 18, 2013

eMemory Technology Selects Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE Platform for Embedded Non-Volatile Memory

(Nanowerk News) Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that eMemory Technology, a leader in embedded non-volatile memory silicon IP, has selected the company’s Analog FastSPICE (AFS) Platform for block-level characterization, and full-circuit verification of its embedded non-volatile memory products for SoCs in wireless, consumer, industrial, and automotive applications.
“We have stringent verification requirements for our NeoEE product, a true rewritable memory technology implemented in CMOS with up to 100K program/erase cycles,” said C.Y. Lin, Vice President, R&D, eMemory Technology. “We selected the AFS Platform because it delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy significantly faster than traditional SPICE simulators to verify and characterize our 28nm CMOS embedded non-volatile memory IP for PMICs, MCUs, RFICs, and other SoCs.”
The Analog FastSPICE Platform provides the world’s fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. Foundry certified to 20nm, the AFS Platform delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster on a single core and 2x-4x faster on multicore systems versus any other simulator. 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 fastest near-SPICE-accurate simulation, and the fastest, most accurate mixed-signal simulation. Available licenses include AFS circuit simulation, AFS Mega, AFS Nano, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analyses, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS AMS, and ACE.
“We are delighted that eMemory has selected the AFS Platform for verification and characterization of their embedded non-volatile memory products.” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “Developing cost-effective and size-competitive embedded non-volatile memory is a tremendous design challenge. eMemory’s selection validates the tremendous value Berkeley Design Automation brings to semiconductor memory developers.”
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 was recognized as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America by revenue in 2011 and again in 2012 by Deloitte. 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 http://www.berkeley-da.com.
Source: Berkeley Design Automation (press release)
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