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  • Magma’s Latest Version of FineSim Pro Delivers 3X Faster Runtime, Allowing SPICE-Accurate Simulation of Very Large Analog/Mixed-Signal Designs

    Published on December 5, 2011

    Bangalore: Magma Design Automation Inc., a provider of chip design software, today announced the availability of a new version of the FineSim™ Pro full-chip circuit-level simulation product that delivers 3X faster runtime than previous versions while continuing to deliver SPICE-accurate results. As an example, FineSim Pro was able to simulate a large post-layout design containing more than 75K MOS devices and more than 2.9 million parasitic resistors and capacitors in a little over an hour. With this latest version, chip designers can better address the growing complexity of verification and increasing number of simulations required for today’s analog/mixed-signal designs.

    “The amount of simulations required to adequately verify today’s complex, advanced-process-node designs has placed a premium on overall simulation runtime performance,” said Anirudh Devgan, general manager of Magma’s Design Implementation Business Unit. “Leveraging an improved architecture, better numerical solvers and a single-CPU-optimized simulation algorithm, FineSim Pro delivers 3 times better performance than previous versions.”

    FineSim Pro Multi-CPU Support

    FineSim Pro is the industry’s first fast SPICE circuit simulator that supports multi-CPU simulations. It is the only simulator that performs true multi-CPU SPICE analysis. This allows for the most accurate results with the best possible throughput. FineSim Pro verifies a range of designs from large memories to large complex analog ICs, which previously could not be practically verified in transient circuit simulators. FineSim Pro also has a separate option for IR drop and electromigration analysis.

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