Cadence Design Systems launched the Spectre XPS (eXtensive Partitioning Simulator). The high-performance FastSPICE simulator delivers faster and more comprehensive simulation for large, complex chip designs. The Spectre XPS FastSPICE simulator features next generation algorithms that deliver the simulation accuracy and performance required to reduce the risks of developing cutting-edge differentiated designs.
Tanner EDA introduced Tanner Analog FastSPICE (T-AFS), which adds Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE Platform to Tanner EDA’s full-flow HiPer Silicon design suite. With the availability of Analog FastSPICE as an add-on to Tanner EDA’s analog and mixed-signal design tools, RF designers can realize the benefits of Tanner EDA’s full-flow analog design suite. Analog FastSPICE enables verification of very complex analog/ RF circuits with nanometer SPICE-accurate results.