Sequence Validates MSIM from Legend Design for Accuracy of Power and Signal Integrity Analysis
Standard cell libraries to be qualified with MSIM from Legend Design
Santa Clara, CA – May 26, 2004
- Legend Design Technology, Inc announced today that Sequence, an EDA
pioneer in power and signal integrity analysis, has used the company’s
MSIM circuit simulator to validate the accuracy of standard cells used
in power and signal integrity analysis.
MSIM is a
matrix-inversion based circuit simulator with optimized algorithms and
extensive modeling support. Compared to the leading Spice simulator,
MSIM is from 2 to 5 times faster, and is within 1% of Spice accuracy.
MSIM supports a range of models from all foundries, including BSIM3,
BSIM4 and SOI. For 90nm technology, the BSIM4 model that includes
enhanced stress effects or LOD modeling is critical for both timing and
power simulation, especially in efforts to reduce leakage power. The
MSIM circuit simulator with BSIM4.3.0 has delivered silicon-accurate
results on 90nm designs.
“Qualifying standard cell libraries
with the MSIM circuit simulator has improved the quality of power and
signal integrity analysis,” said Susheel Chandra, senior vice president
of R&D and product marketing at Sequence Design. “We have also
seen productivity improvements as a result of the high simulation speed
of MSIM. We look forward to working with Legend Design to ensure that
our customers receive the highest quality models and design tools.”
Sequence plans to integrate MSIM with the company’s Electrical Modeler,
ElMo, that characterizes standard cells for instantaneous currents,
voltage derated timing and glitch propagation.
once again proven its value not only in design verification, but also
in library characterization, especially for deep-submicron and
nanometer technology.” said Dr. You-Pang Wei, president and chief
executive officer of Legend Design Technology. “Sequence’s validation
of MSIM on their leading power and signal integrity analysis tools will
greatly benefit standard cell designers.”
About Legend Design Technology, Inc.
Legend Design Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of
characterization and simulation software for SoC designs. With an
emphasis on productivity and value, Legend’s CharFlo-Memory! tool set
revolutionizes the time consuming and error prone processes associated
with memory characterization. CharFlo-Memory!-TD (Technology
Development) is used for semiconductor process optimization,
verification, and statistical characterization to enhance the
productivity and yields of process development. 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.
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