HSPICE 2011.09 Speed-up Signal Integrity Simulation by Factor of Three

HSPICE 2011.09 has been integrated with Sigrity’s signal integrity analysis solution to accelerate signal integrity simulation of high-speed systems. The combined Synopsys and Sigrity tool features up to 3X faster simulation of signal and power integrity analysis of multi-gigahertz designs. In addition, HSPICE 2011.09 circuit simulator offers enhanced multi-core simulation performance, improved accuracy in statistical eye-diagram analysis, and new multi-core enabled S-parameter and W-element analysis.

Synopsys employed in-memory communication in HSPICE 2011.09 to deliver deeper integration with Sigrity’s signal integrity analysis offerings. The new improvements in the HSPICE 2011.09 release for signal integrity analysis, combined with the large ecosystem of HIP partners, give designers access to best-in-class simulation and analyses for designing high-speed integrated circuits, printed circuit boards and packages.

Sigrity tools generate interconnect models in either a traditional format or in Sigrity’s Broadband Network Parameter (BNP) format, which contains richer frequency domain data in a compact format. HSPICE 2011.09 has been enhanced to support the BNP format using a unique API that facilitates direct in-memory communication between HSPICE and Sigrity’s electromagnetic solver, improving simulation throughput, accuracy and convergence.

Sigrity has pioneered several application-specific electromagnetic analysis solutions integrated with HSPICE that provide the accuracy essential for high-speed designs in an environment that supports rapid design improvement. Their tools are widely used with HSPICE for signal, power integrity and electromagnetic interference analysis of high-speed boards, packages and integrated circuits.

More info: Synopsys, Inc. | Sigrity, Inc.