SMIC Deploys Synopsys HSPICE Simulator for 45-nm Physical IP and Standard Cell Development
HSPICE 2009.03 Delivers 2x Speed-up and Improved Silicon Correlation
"With HSPICE, we were able to run our analog IP and standard cell circuits two times faster than our existing solution," said Paul Ouyang, vice president of Design Services at SMIC. "In addition, WaveView Analyzer significantly improved our verification productivity by delivering an easy-to-use, feature-rich and high-performance waveform analysis solution. We are now able to instantly render large waveforms and run automatic specification verification functions."
"The 2009.03 release of HSPICE delivers further simulation speed improvements on both single- and multicore computer hardware while maintaining the same trusted silicon-accurate results," said Graham Etchells, director of marketing for the Analog/Mixed-Signal Group at Synopsys. "Continuing innovations in HSPICE, WaveView Analyzer and other AMS circuit simulation solutions enable foundries worldwide to accelerate development of advanced process nodes."
The HSPICE simulator is widely recognized as the "gold standard" for accurate circuit simulation and offers foundry-certified MOS device models with state-of-the-art simulation and analysis algorithms. With more than 25 years of successful design tapeouts, the HSPICE simulator is one of the fastest and most trusted circuit simulators. HSPICE is an integral component of Synopsys' Discovery(tm) Verification Platform, which offers high-performance functional and mixed-signal verification to enable designers to achieve the highest throughput and accuracy for complex mixed-signal system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, software-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 60 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com/.