Berkeley Design Automation Opens Office in Surrey, United Kingdom

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of Precision Circuit Analysis(TM) tools for advanced analog and RF integrated circuits, announced the establishment of its first European office based in Surrey, United Kingdom. The office will provide direct sales and technical support to the European analog and RF design community.

“Europe has held a strong leadership position in analog/RF IC design in a number of markets, including communications, consumer, and automotive,” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “Establishing a European presence will enable us to support the fast-growing customer interest in Berkeley Design Automation Precision Circuit Analysis tools. With our team in Europe, we will be able to work directly with these customers to address the next-generation analog/RF and mixed-signal design challenges that are key to maintaining their market and technology leadership.”

Berkeley Design Automation tools include Analog FastSPICE(TM) circuit simulation, RF FastSPICE(TM) periodic analyzer, and PLL Noise Analyzer(TM). The company guarantees identical waveforms to the leading “golden” SPICE simulators down to noise floor (typically ~0.1%) while delivering 5x-10x higher performance and 5x-10x higher capacity. It achieves this by using advanced algorithms and numerical analysis techniques to rapidly solve the full-circuit matrix and the original device equations without any shortcuts that could compromise accuracy.

Design teams from top-10 semiconductor companies to leading-edge startups use Berkeley Design Automation tools to solve big analog/RF verification problems. Typical applications include characterizing complex blocks (e.g., PLLs, ADCs, DC:DC converters, PHYs, Tx/Rx chains) and running performance simulation of full circuits (e.g., wireless transceivers, wireline transceivers, high-speed I/O macros, memories, microcontrollers, data converters, and power converters).

The Berkeley Design Automation European office can be contacted via email at or via telephone at +44 (1344) 62-4970.

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 capacity 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 Co. Ltd., and NTT Corporation.

Analog FastSPICE, RF FastSPICE, PLL Noise Analyzer, WaveCrave, 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).