BANGALORE, INDIA: Magma Design Automation Inc. announced that FineSim SPICE has been certified to meet the accuracy, performance and process compatibility requirements of the TSMC SPICE Tool Qualification Program. Designers can now use FineSim SPICE with the TSMC Model Interface (TMI) on any design targeted at TSMC N40 nanometer processes with a higher level of confidence in achieving first-time silicon success.
“The link between FineSim SPICE and TSMC processes has been enhanced,” said Tom Quan, deputy director of Design Services Marketing at TSMC. “Magma’s aggressive adoption of TMI ensures that customers will benefit from further improvements in simulation accuracy and performance.”
“This qualification from TSMC gives our customers more confidence and flexibility in verifying their most challenging designs,” said Anirudh Devgan, general manager of Magma’s Custom Design Business Unit. “Many of our customers have already benefited from increased speed and capacity enabled by FineSim SPICE’s Native Parallel Technology. Now the benefit will be further enhanced when using the TMI with FineSim SPICE and FineSim Pro.”
FineSim SPICE is a SPICE-level simulation analysis tool that incorporates transistor-level simulation analysis capabilities for mixed digital and analog designs. FineSim SPICE is a full SPICE simulation engine with distributed processing that enables customers to simulate large-scale mixed-signal system chips at the transistor level.
By providing increased speed and capacity while maintaining full SPICE accuracy, FineSim SPICE enables designers to simulate advanced circuits –- such as PLLs, ADCs (analog-to-digital converters), DACs (digital-to-analog converters) and gigahertz SERDES (SERializer/DESerializer) –- that they previously would not even attempt using slower traditional SPICE simulators.