SANTA CLARA, USA: Berkeley Design Automation Inc., provider of the Analog FastSPICE unified circuit verification platform for advanced analog and RF ICs, announced that BitWave Semiconductor, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company and innovator of programmable RFICs has deployed the complete Analog FastSPICE Platform. This includes the Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator (AFS), the AFS Nano SPICE simulator, AFS Co-Simulation, and the Noise Analysis Option device noise analyzer.
"At BitWave we have been using Analog FastSPICE for full-circuit verification of our programmable CMOS RF transceiver products,” said Geoff Dawe, CTO at BitWave. “We have now deployed the complete Analog FastSPICE Platform because it significantly increases the efficiency of our design teams. The AFS Platform delivers true SPICE accurate block-level characterization, complex-block, and full-circuit verification, and device noise analysis for our leading-edge Softransceiver platforms."
Analog FastSPICE is the industry's only unified circuit verification platform for analog, mixed-signal, and RF design. Always delivering true SPICE accurate results, it provides 5x-20x higher performance than traditional SPICE, >10 million-element capacity, and the industry's only comprehensive noise analysis.
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. AFS Platform tools include: AFS Nano SPICE simulator, Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator, Noise Analysis Option device noise analyzer, and RF FastSPICE multi-tone periodic analyzer.
"We are delighted with the BitWave Semiconductor deployment of the Analog FastSPICE Platform across their Softransceiver RFIC verification flow," said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation.
"Delivering high-performance, low-power programmable RF transceivers for multi-mode, multi-band wireless devices targeting the smartphone and wireless data card markets is a tremendous challenge. BitWave's broad adoption of the AFS Platform reinforces the fact that today’s leading wireless platform suppliers select Berkeley Design Automation as an essential partner to in the design of their analog and RF semiconductor products."