Analog Simulation Insights


SAE is Free!

Hello everyone,

I have some exciting news to share with you! You might have seen the announcement today that we are including a native Simulation and Analysis Environment (SAE) with our HSPICE, FineSim, CustomSim and VCS AMS circuit simulators. If you have not already seen the news article, here is the link:

Included at no extra cost in the upcoming 2016.03 release of these simulators, SAE eliminates the need for bolt-on third-party environments for Synopsys circuit simulation customers.

What is SAE?

SAE is a comprehensive transistor-level simulation and analysis environment that is tightly integrated and included with Synopsys’ circuit simulators to improve analog verification productivity. The netlist-based flow of SAE provides intuitive and comprehensive capabilities to efficiently set up and launch simulations, and analyze and explore simulation results to improve the productivity of analog verification.


What are the key capabilities and benefits of SAE?

  • Included with CustomSim, FineSim, HSPICE, and VCS AMS at no cost
  • Eliminates the need for integrating Synopsys simulators into third-party analog design environments
  • GUI access to all advanced features available in Synopsys SPICE and FastSPICE simulators
  • Unique netlist-based flow for direct import of SPICE, Verilog and DSPF
  • Comprehensive simulation management utilities such as multi-testbench setup, sweeps and corners, and remote grid job distribution
  • Integrated with Custom WaveView graphical waveform viewer for extensive post-processing
  • Advanced visual data navigation and data mining features, such as statistical and multi-parameter charts


We will premiere a one-hour webinar “Improving Analog Verification Productivity Using Synopsys’ Simulation and Analysis Environment (SAE)” on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. PST. This webinar provides an introduction to SAE and its key capabilities for improving productivity and throughput, and will be available for on-demand viewing for the remainder of 2016.

To learn more about SAE, please visit the SAE page on the Synopsys web site.

If you have specific questions, please contact Deepa Kannan, Technical Marketing Manager for SAE at

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