Magma Rolls Out FineSim Pro Parallel Manager for Fast-SPICE Simulation

Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, announced the availability of FineSim(R) Pro Parallel Manager, the first parallel fast-SPICE simulation capability available to the semiconductor industry. Built on Magma’s proprietary Native Parallel Technology(TM), this parallel fast-SPICE option to FineSim Pro changes the landscape of analog design by making possible the verification of very large, complex mixed-signal systems on chip (SoCs).

“Key customers tested this new product on several of their large mixed-signal designs and are very excited about its performance and capacity,” said Anirudh Devgan, general manager and vice president of Product Development for Magma’s Custom Design Business Unit. “FineSim Pro Parallel Manager showed significant speed advantages, as much as an order of magnitude when the results were compared to other commercial fast-SPICE simulators. In many cases the Native Parallel Technology in FineSim Pro enabled the simulation of very large, complex designs that other products could not simulate at all.”

This technology not only provides much faster simulation, but also delivers more accurate results than other commercial products. With increased performance, capacity and accuracy, analog designers can now simulate advanced mixed-signal designs, such as wireless SoCs or very large Flash or DRAM designs.

“The addition of FineSim Pro Parallel Manager to our circuit simulation product family demonstrates Magma’s ongoing commitment to understanding and addressing our customers’ toughest challenges,” said Suk Lee, general manager of Magma’s Custom Design Business Unit. “With this technology, our customers can now validate their most complex mixed-signal designs with the best performance and highest level of accuracy possible, before they commit to silicon.”

FineSim Pro Parallel Manager is available now for production use with FineSim Pro for full-chip circuit-level simulation and analysis.

About FineSim Pro
FineSim Pro is a circuit-level simulation and analysis tool that incorporates transistor-level simulation capabilities for full-chip mixed digital and analog designs. FineSim Pro contains a new tri-mode simulation engine with distributed processing that enables customers to simulate entire mixed-signal system chips at the transistor level.

About Magma
Magma’s software for IC design is recognized as embodying the best in semiconductor technology. The world’s top chip companies use Magma’s EDA software to design and verify complex, high-performance ICs for communications, computing, consumer electronics and networking applications, while at the same time reducing design time and costs. Magma provides software for IC implementation, analysis, physical verification, characterization and programmable logic design; and the company’s integrated RTL-to-GDSII design flow offers “The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon(TM).” Magma is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. with offices around the world. Magma’s stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA.

Magma and FineSim are registered trademarks, and Native Parallel Technology and “The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon” is a trademark of Magma Design Automation Inc.