Mentor adds Analog FastSPICE eXTreme innovations for designs facing increasing parasitic complexity and contact resistance challenges at cutting edge nodes.
Startup launches an analog-circuit migration and optimization tool that uses less simulation time than traditional approaches the company claims.
But project lead Chenming Hu, 'finFET's father', has also highlighted important changes in the funding landscape for university research.
The need for virtual prototyping at the PCB-design has led to changes in the way PSpice is being used – with much greater emphasis on cosimulation.
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.
Spice regressions, library characterisation and yield analysis are all being promoted as suitable for running on the cloud
National Instruments has developed a kernel for Spice analog simulations that can be downloaded for faster performance on the FPGAs inside CompactRIO hardware.
Cadence has expanded the reach of its parallelized fastSpice engine and Spectre XPS tool to support general-purpose analog and mixed-signal designs.
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.
For the new web TV program Unhinged, Brian Fuller talked to venture capitalist Jim Hogan about the future of mixed-signal and the past of EDA.
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