ACCO Selects Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform for Verification of Innovative Wireless Solutions
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ACCO Selects Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform for Verification of Innovative Wireless Solutions

Platform Delivers Nanometer SPICE Accuracy 5x to 10x faster for CMOS RF Designs

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 24, 2012 — Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that ACCO Semiconductor Inc., a fabless semiconductor company developing innovative solutions for the wireless industry, has selected the company’s Analog FastSPICE (AFS) Platform for block-level characterization and full-circuit verification of their CMOS RF designs.

“ACCO is developing groundbreaking wireless solutions and our CMOS RF circuits have significant verification challenges,” said Denis Masliah, CTO at ACCO Semiconductor. “We selected the AFS Platform because it delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy over 8x faster than parallel SPICE with the same number of cores on complex RF circuits, including a RF PA with a power control loop.”

The Analog FastSPICE Platform is the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification platform for analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. The AFS Platform delivers foundry-certified nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster than any other simulator on a single core and an additional 2x-4x performance with multithreading. For circuit characterization, the AFS Platform includes the industry’s only comprehensive silicon-accurate device noise analysis and delivers near-linear performance scaling with the number of cores. For large circuits, it delivers >10M-element capacity, the industry’s fastest near-SPICE-accurate simulation, and mixed- analog-digital co-simulation with leading Verilog® simulators. Available licenses include AFS circuit simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analysis, AFS Co-Simulation, and AFS Nano SPICE.

“We are excited that ACCO Semiconductor selected the Analog FastSPICE Platform for their innovative CMOS RF solutions for the wireless industry,” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “ACCO's selection of the AFS Platform validates, once again, that Berkeley Design Automation is an essential partner to wireless semiconductor companies.”

About Berkeley Design Automation

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification. The company combines the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification platform, Analog FastSPICE, with exceptional application expertise to uniquely address nanometer circuit design challenges. More than 100 companies rely on Berkeley Design Automation to verify their nanometer-scale circuits. Berkeley Design Automation has received numerous industry awards and is widely recognized for its technology leadership and contributions to the electronics industry. The company is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corp., NTT Corp., IT-Farm, and MUFJ Capital. For more information, visit

Analog FastSPICE, AFS Nano, and WaveCrave are trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Berkeley Design and BDA are registered trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.


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