Berkeley Design Automation, Inc.
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in advanced analog, mixed-signal, and RF (AMS/RF) verification. Our Analog FastSPICE Platform (AFS Platform) combines the accuracy, performance, and capacity needed to verify GHz designs in nanometer-scale silicon. Over seventy companies, including 15 of the world's top 20 semiconductor companies, use the AFS Platform to efficiently verify their AMS/RF circuits.
AFS Nano™ is the industry’s fastest SPICE simulator for
block-level IC design. Part of the AFS Platform, AFS Nano delivers
foundry-certified nanometer SPICE accuracy, 5x-10x faster for blocks with up to
5K elements. A one-year time-based license costs only $1,900 US.
The Analog FastSPICE™ AMS mixed-signal simulator (AFS
AMS™) delivers the industry’s simplest, fastest, most-accurate verification of
today’s complex nanometer-scale mixed-signal circuits. AFS AMS combines the
Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator with any leading Verilog® simulator to
provide full Verilog-AMS language support. AFS AMS follows the successful
deployment of AFS Co-Simulation.
Analog FastSPICE™ Mega is the industry’s first
silicon-accurate circuit simulator for memories and other mega-scale circuits
such as CMOS image sensors. AFS Mega™ extends the company’s foundry certified
Analog FastSPICE Platform with the capacity, performance, and features required
for mega-scale circuit verification and characterization down to and including
FinFET-based process nodes.
Device noise is critical in sub-90nm CMOS processes and
fundamentally limits circuit performance at 45nm and below. Analog FastSPICE RF
Analyses (AFS RF) is the industry’s first full-spectrum device noise analysis
for RF circuits. AFS RF accurately analyzes nanometer-scale effects for all
types of pre-layout and post-layout periodic circuits.
Device noise is critical in sub-90nm CMOS processes,
and it limits circuit performance at 45nm CMOS and below. Only Analog FastSPICE
Transient Noise delivers nanometer SPICE accurate device noise analysis for
every type of circuit. Transient noise analysis injects random white and
flicker noise for each device noise source at each timestep during transient
simulation to produce output waveforms that include realistic device noise effects.
Post-processing the waveforms transforms the device noise effect into frequency
domain for comparison to specifications.
PLL Noise Analyzer™ is the industry’s first noise analysis
tool for phase-locked loops (PLLs). PLL Noise Analyzer addresses a leading
cause of silicon re-spins - analog noise and jitter - enabling circuit
designers to reliably meet cost, performance, and schedule goals. PLL Noise
Analyzer is based on Berkeley Design Automation’s proprietary Precision Circuit
Analysis™ technology which delivers fast and accurate circuit analysis results.