AWR published a new application note. The article explains how to complement Microwave Office circuit design software with National Instrument’s Multisim circuit simulation software and Ultiboard printed circuit board (PCB) layout software for a comprehensive design flow spanning from DC to microwave frequencies. The title of the technical paper is Multisim/Ultiboard for Low-Frequency Simulation and Layout.
AWR launched Analyst, which is a parallelized 3D finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) simulation and analysis software. It is seamlessly and fully integrated within the AWR Design Environment. Analyst lets you move from circuit concept to full 3D EM verification with a single mouse click. With 3D EM and circuit analysis in one integrated workflow, engineers can spend their time designing and optimizing for performance.
ProPlus Design Solutions launched NanoYield design for yield software. It is a fast and accurate yield prediction and optimization tool for memory, logic, analog and digital circuit design. The toolset is faster than traditional Monte Carlo analysis for both regular three-sigma and advanced six-sigma analysis. NanoYield is part of ProPlus Design Solutions’ transistor-level statistical modeling and design and variations-aware product portfolio. It is shipping now.
AgO introduced AnXplorer 2010.12. The latest release features new feasibility analysis capability for rapidly identifying a feasible region for circuit design variables. AnXplorer 2010.12 increases productivity for analog IC designers. AnXplorer is a circuit optimization tool for analog and RF design. It uses an optimization approach that is based on either simulation or equations. The tool works with SPICE netlists and supports industry standard simulators — including Synopsys HSPICE, Cadence Spectre, Mentor Eldo and Legend Design Technology MSIM. AnXplorer runs on the Linux operating system.