Posted by Anand Thiruvengadam on June 12, 2017
I am back! These past two months (since my last post) have been eventful. There have been multiple AMS related events since SNUG Silicon Valley –
And on May 4th, we announced the 2017.03 release of our circuit simulation products. So what’s new in the latest 2017.03 release? Let’s take a look:
Robust AMS design is increasingly becoming a formidable challenge, driven by the transition to FinFET technology nodes and the emergence of new IC applications such as Automotive. FinFET designs have significantly larger post-layout parasitics. In addition, the impact of variation is more prominent in FinFET technologies due to worsening operating conditions – wider PVT range and lower headroom. And these operating conditions are further exacerbated by the stringent needs of applications such as Automotive. All of these factors make the trifecta of simulator challenges – accuracy, performance, and capacity – very daunting.
The 2017.03 release of HSPICE, FineSim, and CustomSim extends Synopsys’ performance leadership by delivering impressive single core and multi-core performance improvements. In addition, the new release also delivers advanced Monte Carlo-based variability analysis and reliability analysis capabilities to accelerate robust AMS design.
Variability and Reliability Analysis Highlights:
In the next few posts, I will delve into some of the simulator-specific enhancements now available in the 2017.03 release.
So please stay tuned…