Mindspeed Adopts Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform for 100 Gigabit Ethernet

  Mindspeed Adopts Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform for
  100 Gigabit Ethernet

 Platform Delivers Nanometer SPICE Accuracy 6x Faster than Parallel SPICE for
                                  28 GHz PLL

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 8, 2013

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest nanometer
circuit verification, today announced that Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.
(NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network
infrastructure applications, has selected the company’s Analog FastSPICE (AFS)
Platform for block-level characterization, device noise analysis, and
full-circuit verification of the company’s wireless infrastructure,
communications processors and high-performance analog devices.

“The circuits we design for wireless SoCs, communications processors, and
high-performance analog products have stringent verification requirements to
ensure we meet specifications,” said Hasnain Bajwa, senior vice president and
general manager, high-performance analog, at Mindspeed. “We selected the AFS
Platform because it delivers nanometer SPICE accurate results 5x-10x faster
than traditional SPICE simulators and provides full-spectrum device noise
analyses. AFS completed a locking simulation for a 28GHz PLL 6x faster than
parallel SPICE running the same number of cores on the same machine.”

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-4x 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 delighted that Mindspeed has adopted the AFS Platform for verification
of their wireless infrastructure, communications processors, and
high-performance analog devices,” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of
Berkeley Design Automation. “High-performance nanometer mixed-signal circuits
are critical to enabling network infrastructure semiconductor solutions.
Mindspeed’s selection further validates that Berkeley Design Automation is an
essential partner to leading edge 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 Corp.,
IT-Farm, and MUFJ Capital. For more information, visit

About Mindspeed Technologies

Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) is a leading provider of network
infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry. The
company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to drive video,
voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic networks and enable
advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) mobile networks. The
company's high-performance analog products are used in a variety of optical,
enterprise, industrial and video transport systems. Mindspeed's products are
sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe. To learn
more, please visit http://www.mindspeed.com/. Company news and updates at

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.


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