Sandwork Design Now Shipping SpiceCheck
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Sandwork Design Now Shipping SpiceCheck

Newest Product in AVAD suite overcomes traditional Spice-level circuit verification challenges for analog and mixed-signal designers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., February 23, 2007 -- Sandwork Design Inc. today announced that SpiceCheck, the latest product in the company's analysis, verification, and debugging (AVAD) suite for analog and mixed-signal designers, is now shipping.

SpiceCheck performs netlist debugging from syntax verification to circuit-aware static checking and allows integrated circuits (ICs) and systems on chip (SoCs) designers to perform global checks on traditionally difficult-to-find design issues.

SpiceCheck is the only fully Tcl programmable netlist-driven tool for static electrical rule checking that is also capable of dynamic waveform probing. SpiceCheck can be customized to detect difficult issues such as missing level shifters in multi-supply designs.

Today's low-power, high-speed chips commonly involve multi-rail voltage sources, internal charge pumps and multiple transistor process models that present verification challenges for designers. With traditional dynamic Spice simulation, it is difficult to ensure that low-voltage devices are not present in high-voltage rails; that no leakage devices appear at multi-rail interface blocks; and, at the physical level, that no signal integrity problem remains as a result of high resistance capacitance RC parasitics. SpiceCheck allows designers to address these challenges efficiently.

About Sandwork Design
Sandwork Design, Inc. develops vendor-neutral analog and mixed-signal analysis, verification and debugging (AVAD) solutions, including transistor-level debugging and waveform analysis software for complex mixed-signal semiconductors and systems on a chip (SoCs). All products work with all industry-standard analog simulators and simulation environments. Sandwork's products allow customers to shorten design cycles and improve chip performance.

Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Sandwork is privately held and has been profitable since 2001. Further information is available at the company's website at

WaveView Analyzer is a trademark of Sandwork Design, Inc. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

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