SANTA CLARA, USA: Berkeley Design Automation Inc. announced that Triad Semiconductor Inc., the industry’s leading supplier of configurable mixed-signal ASICs, has selected the company’s Analog FastSPICE (AFS) Platform for block-level characterization and full-circuit verification of their analog and mixed-signal designs.
“Triad develops complex analog and mixed-signal designs using via-configurable arrays that present unique circuit verification challenges,” said James C. Kemerling, CTO at Triad Semiconductor. “With AFS we can perform full-circuit verification of switched capacitor circuits such as delta-sigma modulators and filters which was not practical with our existing tools. AFS has shown as much as 10x performance improvement over traditional SPICE on PLLs and ADCs with nanometer SPICE accuracy.”
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 mixed- analog-digital 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 excited that Triad Semiconductor selected the Analog FastSPICE Platform for verification of their configurable mixed-signal designs,” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “Triad's selection of the AFS Platform validates, once again, that Berkeley Design Automation is an essential partner to innovative mixed-signal semiconductor companies.”