Legend releases MSIM API as a circuit simulation engine for EDA application integrations
Magma and Legend have tightly integrated the MSIM engine into Magma's software system for enhanced performance and stability
Since MSIM API and application software modules are integrated in one single executable program, the overall system performance, robustness, stability and consistency can be significantly improved. Compared to the stand-alone circuit simulator, MSIM API has the following benefits:
API supports a large collection of models from a full set of foundries,
including the variants of BSIM3, BSIM4 and SOI. The key applications
cover statistical circuit simulation and design-for-manufacturing
In the recently announced “Signoff in the Loop™”
system from Magma®, the MSIM API has been adopted as a circuit
simulation engine, and successfully integrated into Magma’s
RTL-to-GDSII design flow. MSIM API as a simulation engine in design
software systems has been well proven by its excellent accuracy, speed
and convergence, especially for nanometer designs.
enable additional SPICE-level accuracy for timing and signal integrity
on critical circuits, Magma’s ‘Signoff in the Loop’ system executes
on-the-fly circuit simulations during the RTL-to-GDSII design flow. A
conventional interface between standalone software systems is
inefficient. Using the MSIM API, Magma and Legend have tightly
integrated the MSIM engine into Magma's software system for enhanced
performance and stability. This integration has been successfully
deployed in design environments,” said Suk Lee, general manager of the
Silicon Signoff Business Unit at Magma Design Automation, Inc.
API has proven its value as a simulation engine in EDA application
software. It can deliver excellent performance, stability and
consistency in the product integration. The integrated flow provides
excellent quality of results (QoR) for the deep-submicron and nanometer
semiconductor designs,” said Dr. You-Pang Wei, president and chief
executive officer of Legend Design Technology, Inc.
Design Technology Inc. is a leading provider of circuit simulation and
semiconductor IP characterization software for SoC designs. With an
emphasis on productivity and value, Legend’s CharFlo-Memory! toolset
revolutionizes the time-consuming and error-prone processes associated
with characterization. MSIM is Legend’s high-accuracy SPICE circuit
simulator with great convergence and extensive model support.
Turbo-MSIM is Legend’s high-speed and high-capacity circuit simulator
ideal for timing and power simulation, and function verification. Both
simulators are well designed for nanometer technology challenges, and
provide excellent price performance. For more information, visit www.LegendDesign.com.
MSIM is a registered trademark of Legend Design Technology, Inc. Magma is a registered trademark and Signoff in the Loop is a trademark of Magma Design Auto
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