IC Plus Selects Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ AMS for High-Speed Mixed-Signal Design Verification

  IC Plus Selects Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ AMS for
  High-Speed Mixed-Signal Design Verification

  AFS AMS Delivers Mixed-Signal Verification 4x Faster with Nanometer SPICE

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- December 18, 2012

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 Analog FastSPICE™
AMS (AFS AMS) for high-speed mixed-signal design verification.

“We require mixed-signal verification with nanometer SPICE accuracy that is
straightforward to set-up, easy to run, and delivers the fastest performance,”
said Albert Liu, VP of R&D at IC Plus Corporation. “With AFS AMS we are able
to run nanometer-accurate post-layout verification of our ADCs and PLLs,
including device noise analysis, up to 4x faster than our existing parallel
SPICE mixed-signal simulator. AFS AMS was very easy to set-up enabling our
design team to be productive in a matter of hours.”

The Analog FastSPICE Platform provides the world’s fastest circuit
verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital
circuits. Foundry certified to 20nm, the AFS Platform delivers nanometer SPICE
accuracy 5x-10x faster on a single core and >2x faster on multicore systems
versus any other simulator. 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 fastest
near-SPICE-accurate simulation, and the fastest, most accurate mixed-signal
simulation. Available licenses include AFS circuit simulation, AFS Transient
Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analysis, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS AMS, and AFS Nano

“We are excited that IC Plus selected Analog FastSPICE AMS for their
mixed-signal verification flow,” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of
Berkeley Design Automation. “Delivering high-speed mixed-signal devices poses
a significant design challenge. These devices include high-performance analog
signal conditioning and processing circuitry together with complex digital
processing and control—a combination which poses big challenges for
verification prior to tapeout. IC Plus’ selection of the AFS AMS reinforces
the tremendous value our AFS AMS solution offers design teams compared to
traditional solutions.”

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 Corp.,
IT-Farm, and MUFJ Capital. For more information, visit

Analog FastSPICE, AFS Nano, and WaveCrave 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.


PR for Berkeley Design Automation – Cayenne Communication LLC
Michelle Clancy, 252-940-0981
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