Legend Introduces Turbo-MSIM Fast-SPICE Simulator for SoC Design

Legend Design Technology, Inc. announced the release of Turbo-MSIM, a Fast-SPICE circuit simulator with super high speed and extremely large capacity while maintaining the SPICE accuracy. Turbo-MSIM can dramatically speed the time for simulating either full-chip hierarchical circuits or the flattened layout-extracted netlists with a huge number of resistors and capacitors. For nanometer circuit designs using complex device models, Turbo-MSIM has the capability to perform full-chip transistor-level simulation and analysis, and nails down any design and layout problem for achieving silicon success.

“Legend is committed to provide a leading-edge simulation solution with best price-performance for customers. In addition to our popular MSIM SPICE simulator, Turbo-MSIM Fast-SPICE simulator is released to provide a complete solution for verification, analysis and characterization. With extensive R&D efforts and field experiences, we have successfully developed next-generation algorithms built into Turbo-MSIM to meet technology challenges and customers’ needs,” said Dr. You-Pang Wei, president and chief executive officer of Legend Design Technology, Inc.

For detailed and critical-path circuit simulation, MSIM has been proven very efficient for the applications such as analog designs and library characterization. As for complex full-chip circuit simulation, Turbo-MSIM has demonstrated the capability of dramatically increasing the speed and capacity, especially for the extracted circuits from layout. The targets of Turbo-MSIM applications will be large digital circuits, full memory circuits, analog and mixed-signal designs. For memory circuit verification and characterization, Turbo-MSIM has shown its excellent price performance, and already integrated with Legend’s CharFlo-Memory! characterization tool for the throughputs.

Turbo-MSIM will be available in Q3, 2007 from Legend. At DAC 2007 in San Diego, California, Legend will be demonstrating Turbo-MSIM at Booth #5073.

About Legend
Legend Design Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of circuit simulation and semiconductor IP characterization software for SoC designs. With an emphasis on productivity and value, Legend’s CharFlo-Memory! toolset revolutionizes the time-consuming and error-prone processes associated with characterization. MSIM is Legend’s high-accuracy SPICE circuit simulator with great convergence and extensive model support. Turbo-MSIM is Legend’s Fast-SPICE simulator ideal for timing and power simulation, and function verification. Both simulators are well designed for nanometer technology challenges, and provide excellent price performance.