Virtuoso Spectre Circuit Simulator Goes Turbo

The Cadence® Virtuoso® Spectre® Circuit Simulator features turbo technology. The turbo technology boosts performance while ensuring silicon accuracy, enabling designers to verify their complex large analog designs, such as phase-locked loops, analog-to-digital converters, transceivers, clock data recovery circuits, and power supply circuits. Virtuoso Spectre Circuit Simulator is part of Virtuoso Multi-Mode Simulation, the Cadence complete solution for circuit simulation, which offers optimized technologies for the entire spectrum of analog, RF, memory and mixed-signal SoC designs.

Cadence Virtuoso Spectre Circuit Simulator with Turbo Technology

The new Spectre turbo technology addresses a broad variety of challenges across all analog design methodologies and process nodes by delivering a five to 10 times performance gain over existing solutions without any loss in accuracy. This speedup enables analog and mixed-signal designers to verify large, complex designs, correlating the results with silicon behavior while meeting aggressive tapeout schedules. The turbo technology also efficiently analyzes the potential impact of physical parasitics that can threaten designs in advanced process nodes, delivering up to 10 to 20 times performance gains for designs with large amounts of parasitics.

Spectre turbo technology has been extended beyond the core Spectre algorithms to include advanced device model analysis techniques that deliver orders-of-magnitude faster performance for pre-layout and post-layout verification of complex analog designs such as PLLs and ADCs. With the new technology, designers can also take advantage of the latest multi-core processor-based hardware to gain additional speedup using the built-in multi-threaded algorithms. Spectre turbo technology is tightly integrated with the Virtuoso Analog Design Environment and provides out-of-the-box usability with full SPICE accuracy.

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