PixArt Imaging Adopts Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform for CMOS Image Sensor Verification

  PixArt Imaging Adopts Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform
  for CMOS Image Sensor Verification

   Platform Delivers Nanometer SPICE Accuracy 5x to 10x Faster for Imaging
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- July 23, 2013

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest nanometer
circuit verification, today announced that PixArt Imaging Inc., a leading
advanced digital imaging IC design company, has selected the company’s Analog
FastSPICE (AFS) Platform for block-level characterization, full-circuit
verification, and device noise analysis of their image sensor designs.

“Our unique image sensing technologies have stringent circuit verification
requirements to achieve low cost, low voltage, small dimensions, and
outstanding quality,” said Ian Wang, Department Manager, Design Supporting
Department, PixArt Imaging. “We selected the AFS Platform because it provides
the accuracy and performance we require. For our key circuits, AFS delivers
nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x faster than traditional SPICE and AFS Transient
Noise has excellent correlation to silicon measurements.”

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-based circuits, 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 delighted that PixArt has adopted the AFS Platform for verification of
their advanced digital imaging solutions,” said Ravi Subramanian, president
and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “Designing low cost, low voltage, small
dimension image sensors is a tremendous challenge and PixArt’s selection
further validates the indispensable value Berkeley Design Automation brings to
leading companies designing digital imaging 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
http://www.berkeley-da.com.

About PixArt Imaging

PixArt Imaging Inc. (“PixArt”) is a world-leading advanced digital imaging IC
design company. Founded in July 1998, PixArt specializes in CMOS image sensors
and related image application IC design, research, production and sales.
PixArt has extensive experience in analog circuit design, image and color
processing, mixed-mode circuit design and digital-analog circuit integration.
With dedicated efforts on developing new technologies and cutting-edge
applications, PixArt is currently one of the global leading providers of CMOS
image sensors and related image application solutions.

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.

Contact:

PR for Berkeley Design Automation
Cayenne Communication LLC
Michelle Clancy, 252-940-0981
michelle.clancy@cayennecom.com
 
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