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I&C Technology Selects Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE™ Platform for Mobile TV SoCs


Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world's fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that I&C Technology Co., Ltd., a developer of mobile TV SoCs, has selected the Analog FastSPICE (AFS) Platform for analog, RF, and mixed-signal circuit verification.

“I&C Technology's multi-mode, multi-band mobile TV SoCs operate on multiple standards and have stringent performance and power verification requirements,” said Sangyoub Lee, Ph.D., Vice President, RF/Analog R&D Center at I&C Technology. “We selected the Analog FastSPICE Platform because it delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster than traditional SPICE exceeding our requirements for verification and characterization of our high-performance analog, RF CMOS, and mixed-signal circuits for mobile TV applications.”

The Analog FastSPICE Platform provides the world's fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. Foundry certified to 20nm, the AFS Platform delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster on a single core and 2x-4x faster on multicore systems versus any other simulator. 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 fastest near-SPICE-accurate simulation, and the fastest, most accurate mixed-signal simulation. Available licenses include AFS circuit simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analysis, AFS Co-Simulation, AFS AMS, and AFS Nano SPICE.

“We are excited that I&C Technology selected the Analog FastSPICE Platform for their analog, RF CMOS, and mixed-signal verification flow,” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “Mobile TV platforms require high-performance and low-power radio and baseband circuit architectures that pose a tremendous verification challenge. I&C Technology's selection of the AFS Platform validates once again the value BDA brings to semiconductor companies serving the mobile and consumer electronics markets.”

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 was recognized as one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America by revenue in 2011 and again in 2012 by Deloitte. 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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