TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Integrates Device Modeling Flow with
Shipment of Newest SPICE Model Extraction and Qualification Software
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 13, 2013
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced shipment of the latest
release of its industry-leading SPICE model extraction tool, Model Builder
Program, and SPICE qualification tool, Model Quality Assurance.
MBP and MQA 2013 feature major enhancements designed to enable device modeling
engineers to deliver higher-quality models to their customers. Chief among
them are a fully integrated data flow across Agilent’s device modeling
platform and the ability to establish and enforce standard operating
procedures for modeling in team environments.
“With our acquisition of Accelicon last year, we continue to expand our
expertise in device modeling,” said Charles Plott, director of product
planning at Agilent EEsof EDA. “This expertise uniquely positions Agilent to
deliver a seamless data flow from measurement to model extraction to
Key MBP Capabilities
One of MBP’s new components, Model Reviewer, allows users to standardize
various aspects of device modeling in team environments. Model Reviewer
enables teams to standardize model extraction policies, setup of the
extraction environment, data usage, parameter-range enforcement and review
procedures, among other things.
“Device modeling teams are mostly concerned with model quality and team
efficiency,” said Xisheng Zhang, device modeling marketing manager at Agilent.
“Being able to establish and enforce standard operating procedures through MBP
is critical to minimizing human errors from the onset of model extraction,
which significantly improves team efficiency.”
Other new MBP capabilities include model extraction based on circuit-level
figures of merit, built-in principal component analysis, and a GUI-based
custom model extraction environment.
New MQA Features
MQA now offers full support for Agilent’s GoldenGate, the industry premium RF
circuit simulator, and Synopsys’ FineSim tool. It also gives users the ability
to benchmark SPICE libraries with various versions of a simulator, making it a
breeze for simulator upgrade qualification. Additionally, a parallel-run
mechanism enables MQA to deliver considerably faster performance.
“The numerous and diverse set of new capabilities in MBP and MQA reflect the
latest device modeling challenges in methodology and productivity that our
customers now face,” said Brian Chen, device modeling product manager at
Agilent. “Having these solutions in MBP and MQA 2013, readily available at
users’ fingertips, goes a long way in creating the highest quality models with
the best efficiency.”
Images of MBP and MQA 2013 are available at
About MBP Software
MBP is a comprehensive solution that provides both automation and flexibility
for high-volume, high-throughput device modeling. MBP includes powerful,
built-in characterization and modeling capabilities, as well as an open
interface for customizing modeling strategy. It is widely used both by
semiconductor foundries and design houses to extract and customize SPICE model
libraries. More information is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-mbp.
About MQA Software
MQA provides fabless design companies, independent device manufacturers and
foundries with a complete solution for SPICE model library validation,
comparison and documentation. It has become a de facto industry standard for
SPICE model quality assurance. More information is available at
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design automation
software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system,
electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and
device-modeling applications. More information is available at
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal
2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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