Analog Simulation Insights


DAC 2014 AMS panel videolog now available

We hosted a few weeks ago at DAC Synopsys AMS luncheon with speakers from Micronas, Infineon, AMD and ST.  The theme of this year’s event was “Complex Mixed-Signal SoCs: How to Conquer the Next Verification Frontier”.


Our panelists shared their experiences and insights using VCS AMS, our mixed-signal verification solution that incorporates VCS functional verification and CustomSim™ FastSPICE simulator.

We had a packed room and heard many positive comments from the attendees.

Now, if you did not get a chance to attend this amazing event 🙂 , the videos of all above presentations are now available at the following link:

Below are the titles of the presentations and  highlights of the event:


Micronas speaker highlighted how they use mixed-signal verification to ensure “Zero PPM quality” for their customers in automotive applications. They emphasized the need for high performance simulation with SPICE-level accuracy and touted VCS AMS using a reusable testbench strategy for multiple behavioral vs. SPICE netlist configurations as a key methodology for ensuring first-pass silicon success.

Infineon shared the verification challenges they have faced for ARM-based SoCs targeted at a broad array of applications including Automotive, Security, and Energy. They highlighted how the high performance and flexibility of VCS AMS coupled with post-layout support for parasitic/timing back-annotation with CustomSim have helped them to verify the power-up sequence in their complex mixed-signal designs and prevent possible design failures.

AMD described how they have deployed a reusable UVM testbench environment for mixed-signal verification of their complex SerDes PHYs. The speaker shared their successful delivery of IP designs for 28nm and 20nm technologies using VCS AMS, including multicore CustomSim FastSPICE engine, in their regression farm.

ST highlighted how they drive the verification of their Analog/Mixed-Signal systems using VCS AMS and a digital testbench. They showed a detailed comparison of VCS AMS versus competition and emphasized VCS AMS as including the “best FastSPICE engine” and offering the best “Speed and Accuracy” for mixed-signal verification.

So as you can see, a very succesful event so we hope to see you next year !

As usual, any comments or suggestions are more than welcome. Feel free to contact me anytime.

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