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24 October 2007

Implementation Investments

Maxim Adopts Magma's FineSim SPICE to Reduce Time to Market for Mixed-Signal Analog Designs

Magma Design Automation Inc. 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 FineSimT 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."

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