Tanner EDA claims 5x to 10x speed improvements for nanometer SPICE accuracy verification tool

May 24, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Tanner EDA announces the availability of Tanner Analog FastSPICE (T-AFS), offering the Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE Platform as an add-on to the company's full-flow HiPer Silicon design suite.

HiPer Silicon gives designers a complete analog design flow from schematic capture and waveform probing to physical layout and physical verification. Analog, mixed-signal, and RF designers have increasing requirements for circuit simulation performance and capacity with nanometer SPICE accuracy. The Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE (AFS) Platform is the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification platform for analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits, claims the EDA vendor. With Tanner Analog FastSPICE, Tanner EDA customers have access to foundry-certified nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster than any other simulator on a single core and an additional 2x-4x performance uptick with multithreading.

Users will be able to verify the most challenging analog/ RF circuits even as they have access to the latest foundry nanometer CMOS technology. For circuit characterization, the T-AFS Platform includes the industry’s only comprehensive silicon-accurate device noise analysis and delivers near-linear performance scaling with the number of cores.

The T-AFS add-ons can be purchased and added to existing HiPer tools. Each T-AFS token license will enable 50K element capacity, with users having the option to linearly scale tokens for larger designs. Multi-core is also supported and is scaled linearly (add one T-AFS token for every core).

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