Maxim Reduces Time to Market with Magma's FineSim SPICE

Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, announced that Maxim Integrated Products, a leading international supplier of quality analog and mixed-signal products for applications that require real-world signal processing, has adopted FineSim(TM) SPICE.

FineSim SPICE, Magma’s SPICE-level simulator that incorporates transistor-level simulation analysis capabilities for mixed digital and analog design, runs on both multiple-CPU and multiple-machine compute environments, can simulate much larger designs than traditional SPICE simulation could handle yet delivers silicon-accurate results.

“By using FineSim SPICE, our designers can reduce simulation run time while preserving SPICE-level accuracy,” said Dr. Saeed Navid, vice president at Maxim. “Combined with our advanced mixed-signal simulation environment, FineSim SPICE delivers significant performance improvement.”

FineSim SPICE contains a full SPICE simulation engine with distributed processing that enables designers to simulate large-scale mixed-signal system chips at the transistor level. By providing increased speed and capacity while maintaining full SPICE accuracy, FineSim SPICE enables simulation of advanced circuits.

“FineSim SPICE eliminates the need for designers to trade off between accuracy and simulation speed,” said Suk Lee, general manager of Magma’s Custom Design Business Unit. “This advanced circuit simulation technology gives FineSim SPICE users a significant competitive advantage.”

About Magma
Magma’s software for designing integrated circuits (ICs) is used to create complex, high-performance chips required in cellular telephones, electronic games, Wi-Fi, MP3 players, DVD/digital video, networking, automotive electronics and other electronic applications. Magma’s EDA software for IC implementation, analysis, physical verification, circuit simulation and characterization is recognized as embodying the best in semiconductor technology, enabling the world’s top chip companies to “Design Ahead of the Curve”(TM) while reducing design time and costs. Magma is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices around the world. Magma’s stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA.

Magma is a registered trademark and FineSim and “Design Ahead of the Curve” are trademarks of Magma Design Automation Inc.