Alps Electric Deploys Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSpice Platform
August 24, 2010 -- Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the Analog FastSpice unified circuit verification platform (AFS Platform) today announced that Alps Electric Co. Ltd., a global manufacturer of electronic components for mobile devices, home electronics, automotive vehicles, and industrial equipment, has deployed the AFS Platform for complex-block characterization, device noise analysis, and mixed-signal verification of its complex mixed-signal ICs.
"We have been using Analog FastSpice for over a year for verification of our complex mixed-signal and sensor ICs and we consistently get 5X to 10X faster results than traditional Spice simulators with identical waveforms," said Keisho Miyazaki, Group Manager, IC Engineering Group, Alps Electri. "We have now deployed the AFS Platform because it improves our designer efficiency and addresses our analog/RF verification needs, including complex- block characterization, device noise analysis, and mixed-signal verification — all with true Spice accuracy. In addition, the AFS Platform has demonstrated excellent performance with true Spice accuracy on our sensor circuits and switched-capacitor circuits, which could not be run on other simulators."
The Analog FastSpice Platform is a unified circuit verification platform for analog, mixed-signal, and RF design. It always delivers true Spice accurate results, while providing 5X to 20X higher performance than traditional Spice, >10 million-element capacity, and comprehensive device noise analysis. The AFS Platform is a single executable that uses advanced algorithms and numerical analysis to rapidly solve the full-circuit matrix and original device equations without any shortcuts. It includes licenses for AFS Nano Spice simulation, AFS circuit simulation, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, and AFS RF Analysis.
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