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TMCNet:  IC Plus Selects Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform for Mixed-Signal Circuit Verification

[March 11, 2014]

IC Plus Selects Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform for Mixed-Signal Circuit Verification

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world's fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that IC Plus Corporation, a communication and networking IC design company has selected the Analog FastSPICE Platform for full-circuit verification of their mixed-signal integrated circuits.

"Our stringent verification flow requires full-circuit verification of our mixed-signal designs with nanometer SPICE accuracy," said Albert Liu, VP of R&D at IC Plus Corporation. "The Analog FastSPICE Platform has the accuracy, performance, and capacity to handle our full-circuit verification requirements. The AFS Platform provides nanometer SPICE accuracy significantly faster than alternative offerings for our mixed-signal integrated circuits."

The Analog FastSPICE Platform provides the world's fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, memory, and custom digital circuits. Foundry certified to 20nm, the AFS Platform delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster than traditional SPICE and 2x-6x faster than parallel SPICE simulators. For large circuits the AFS Platform delivers >10M-element capacity and the fastest mixed-signal simulation. For memory and other array-basedcircuits, AFS Mega™ delivers silicon-accurate simulation with >100M element capacity. For silicon-accurate characterization it includes the industry's only comprehensive full-spectrum device noise analysis and a high-productivity Analog Characterization Environment (ACE™)-both of which deliver 5x-10x speedup over alternative approaches. Available licenses for the AFS Platform include AFS Circuit Simulator, AFS Mega, AFS Nano, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analyses, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS AMS, and ACE.


"We are excited that IC Plus selected the Analog FastSPICE Platform for full-circuit verification of their communication and networking ICs," said Ravi Subramanian, President and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. "Delivering cost-effective high-performance low-power mixed-signal circuits poses a significant design challenge. IC Plus' selection further validates that Berkeley Design Automation is an essential partner to companies designing the next-generation of networking semiconductors."

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 (News - Alert) Corp., IT-Farm, and MUFJ Capital. For more information, visit http://www.berkeley-da.com.

Analog FastSPICE, AFS Mega, AFS Nano, Wavecrave, and ACE are trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Berkeley Design and BDA are registered trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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