SANYO Selects Signs Sequence's Columbus-AMS

For its high-performance mixed-signal designs, SANYO Semiconductor Co., Ltd. has signed a long-term agreement to use Sequence Design’s Columbus-AMS as its fast, accurate extraction engine.

According to Masami Harigai, manager of the SANYO Semiconductor Mixed Signal Division, Columbus-AMS won the business thanks to a unique feature set that includes the ability to perform very accurate inductance extraction in high-frequency designs. “We like Columbus for its accurate RLC extraction capabilities,” said Mr. Harigai. “But in addition to pure performance, we found it easy to use and integrate with our Calibre flow, and it has unlimited design capacity. We’ve been using Columbus for many Mixed-Signal designs which requires precise accuracy, and we will expand more.”

The Columbus extraction product family is part of Sequence’s high-performance, low-power design lineup: PowerTheater, CoolPower, CoolCheck, and CoolTime. Columbus-AMS is both a foundation for the company’s RTL-to-silicon, power-aware design tools for SoCs and the industry’s leading RLC parasitic extraction tool for high-performance digital and analog/mixed-signal designs. Sequence customers have taped out over 200 successful, high-performance designs using Columbus-AMS extraction.

About SANYO Semiconductor
The SANYO Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd, develops innovative products, such as resource-saving ultra-small transistors, unique hard-wired logic ICs and thick film ICs, which contribute to the miniaturization and the reduction in power consumption of electronic devices.

About Sequence
Sequence Design accelerates the ability of SoC designers to bring high-performance, power-aware ICs quickly to market. Sequence Design-For-Power solutions give customers the competitive advantage necessary to excel in aggressive technology markets.