Berkeley Analog FastSPICE Reduces Verification Time for LG Electronics

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of Precision Circuit Analysis(TM) technology for advanced analog and RF integrated circuits, announced that LG Electronics, Inc., a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances, and mobile communications, has adopted the company’s Analog FastSPICE(TM) circuit simulator. Analog FastSPICE enables LG Electronics’ designers to verify their nanometer-scale analog circuits in a fraction of the time required by traditional SPICE tools.

“Berkeley Design Automation’s Analog FastSPICE provides us a tremendous advantage in achieving fast innovation and fast growth by delivering 10 times faster circuit verification with full SPICE accuracy for our most complex and innovative analog circuits,” said Dr. Kirt Hong, Group Leader of Mixed-Signal Design at the System IC Division of LG Electronics. “This speed and accuracy enables LG Electronics to accelerate the rate of innovation and deliver products to market much faster across our mobile communications, digital appliance, digital display, and digital media businesses.”

Analog FastSPICE uses Berkeley Design Automation’s proprietary Precision Circuit Analysis(TM) technology to deliver full SPICE accuracy, 5X to 10X performance, and vastly superior DC convergence compared to traditional SPICE tools. Analog FastSPICE delivers identical waveforms as traditional SPICE simulators at every node on every run. The product is proven on a wide range of circuits including high-speed I/Os, power regulators, LCD-TV source drivers, memory interfaces, and PLLs and DLLs.

“We are delighted that LG Electronics, a global leader and technology innovator, has selected Berkeley Design Automation,” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “The engineers at LG Electronics design some of the most complex analog circuits for consumer electronics, digital display and mobile communications applications. Their selection of Analog FastSPICE is strong validation of our Precision Circuit Analysis technology and the tremendous value it can deliver in developing complex semiconductors for all these markets.”

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 robustness 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, and NTT Corporation.

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).