Mentor adds Analog FastSPICE eXTreme innovations for designs facing increasing parasitic complexity and contact resistance challenges at cutting edge nodes.
The latest update to the CustomSim FastSpice tool from Synopsys provides more consistent speedups from multicore workstations and adds support for BCD processes and real-number modeling.
Cadence has expanded the reach of its parallelized fastSpice engine and Spectre XPS tool to support general-purpose analog and mixed-signal designs.
Mentor Graphics has bought Berkeley Design Automation (BDA), a specialist in analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit verification using FastSpice.
Cadence Design Systems has developed a version of its Spectre FastSpice tool that splits simulation across many computers without manually cutting the design into segments.
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