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CORRECTED: October 16, 2007

Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Selected by Fujitsu for Next-Generation Analog/RF & Mixed-Signal IC Design

Japan’s leading supplier of mixed-signal semiconductor solutions achieves record 10x faster verification with full SPICE accuracy on dozens of high-precision analog simulations

Santa Clara, CA, — October 15, 2007— Berkeley Design Automation Inc., provider of Precision Circuit Analysis™ technology for advanced analog and RF integrated circuits, today announced that its Analog FastSPICE™ circuit simulator has been adopted by Fujitsu Limited, one of the world’s leading providers of customer-focused IT-networking and communications solutions for the global marketplace. With Analog FastSPICE, Fujitsu’s design teams can now complete analog circuit verification tasks in record time, without compromising accuracy. They have also been able to complete verification tasks which were impossible with other simulators.

"Berkeley Design Automation offers an essential verification technology that is critical to the success of analog and mixed-signal IP Macro design in Fujitsu’s Electronic Devices Business Unit," said Yoshio Watanabe, General Manager of the IP Platform Solutions Division, Electronic Devices Business Group of Fujitsu Limited. “Our analog and mixed-signal verification requirements exceeded the capabilities of traditional SPICE and digital fastSPICE simulators. Analog FastSPICE delivers accuracy that is as good or better than traditional SPICE at significantly higher performance than digital fastSPICE simulators on a wide variety of Fujitsu’s own analog and RF circuits. It also enables us to solve problems we could not address before. We are now committed to deploying this technology across our business."

Analog FastSPICE uses Berkeley Design Automation’s proprietary Precision Circuit Analysis technology to deliver full SPICE accuracy, 5X to 10X faster and with 5X to 10X higher effective capacity than traditional SPICE tools. By solving the original device equations without any approximations, abstractions, or short cuts, Analog FastSPICE delivers identical waveforms as traditional SPICE simulators at every node on every run. The product is already proven on a wide range of circuits including wireless and wireline transceivers, high-speed I/Os, power regulators (single and multi-channel DC:DC converters), LCD-TV source drivers, memory interfaces, PLLs (phase-locked loops), DLLs (delay-locked loops), sigma-delta ADC (analog-to-digital converters), and memory interfaces.

“Fujitsu, a leading supplier of mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for consumer electronics and networking, has been very successfully using our technology on a number of silicon production projects,” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “Following an extensive evaluation of Analog FastSPICE, Fujitsu’s engineers saw for themselves that the tool delivers the speed and accuracy benefits across a wide breadth of circuits. We are delighted to see their continued confidence and further investment in our technology and products.”

About Berkeley Design Automation
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in advanced analog/RF verification. Its Precision Circuit Analysis technology combines the accuracy, performance, and capacity needed to verify GHz designs in nanometer-scale silicon. Berkeley Design Automation is the recipient of EDN Magazine’s 2006 Innovation Award and the 2006 Red Herring 100 North America Award, making it the first analog and RF EDA company to be honored with either exclusive award in five years. Founded in 2003, the company is funded by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., and NTT Corporation. For more information, see http://www.berkeley-da.com.

Analog FastSPICE, RF FastSPICE, PLL Noise Analyzer, and Precision Circuit Analysis are trademarks and Berkeley Design is a registered trademark of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. HSPICE is a registered trademark of Synopsys Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS).  Spectre is a registered trademark of Cadence Design Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS). Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

PR for Berkeley Design Automation – Cayenne Communication LLC
Michelle Clancy, 252-940-0981, michelle.clancy@cayennecom.com

 

 
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