Nanometer IC analysis, optimization benefit from Berkeley Design Automation, MunEDA

(September 15, 2010 – BUSINESS WIRE) — Berkeley Design Automation Inc., provider of the Analog FastSPICE unified circuit verification platform (AFS Platform); and MunEDA, provider of the circuit analysis and sizing software WiCkeD, are validating the interoperability of their products to accelerate analysis and optimization of analog, RF and mixed-signal circuits by 5 to 50x.

The Analog FastSPICE Platform (AFS Platform) is a unified circuit verification platform for analog, mixed-signal, and RF design. It delivers true SPICE accurate results, 5x-10x higher performance than traditional SPICE on a single core, >10 million-element capacity, and comprehensive device noise analysis. For circuit characterization applications, the AFS Platform delivers up to 50x higher performance than traditional SPICE on a single multi-core computer. The AFS Platform includes licenses for AFS Nano SPICE simulation, AFS circuit simulation, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, and AFS RF Analysis.

MunEDA WiCkeD is a tool suite for analysis, sizing and modeling of circuits. It covers a wide range of topics in interactive and automatic specification-driven circuit design, including design centering, circuit sizing for performance and yield, and statistical circuit analysis. Key benefits are reduced turnaround time of porting IP between process technologies, optimized circuit performance and a reduced risk of design failures. It is used by circuit designers for memory designs, full-custom digital designs, RF, libraries and A/MS designs.

"Fast and true SPICE accurate simulation is a key success factor for automated circuit design," said Michael Pronath, VP of products & solutions at MunEDA. "The combination of the AFS Platform and WiCkeD enables automatic compensation for process variations and parasitic influences, as well as the overall reduction of power consumption and noise in nanometer AMS/RF circuits that have little voltage headroom."

Berkeley Design Automation Inc. (BDA) provides advanced analog, mixed-signal, and RF (AMS/RF) verification tools. For more information, visit

MunEDA provides EDA technology for analysis and optimization of yield and performance of analog, mixed-signal and digital designs. For more information, visit

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