SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Berkeley Design Automation, Inc., provider of the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification, today announced that Cochlear Limited (ASX:COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, has selected the company’s Analog FastSPICE (AFS) Platform for block-level characterization and full-circuit verification of their analog and mixed-signal implantable hearing integrated circuits.
“The implantable hearing solutions that Cochlear develops must undergo stringent circuit verification that requires nanometer SPICE accuracy”
“The implantable hearing solutions that Cochlear develops must undergo stringent circuit verification that requires nanometer SPICE accuracy,” said Jan Janssen, Senior Vice President, Design and Development, Cochlear. “We selected the AFS Platform, because it provides nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x to 10x faster than traditional SPICE for characterizing our high-gain high-accuracy analog blocks.”
The Analog FastSPICE Platform provides the world’s fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. Foundry certified to 20nm, the AFS Platform delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy 5x-10x faster on a single core and >2x faster on multicore systems versus any other simulator. For circuit characterization, the AFS Platform includes the industry’s only comprehensive silicon-accurate device noise analysis and delivers near-linear performance scaling with the number of cores. For large circuits, it delivers >10M-element capacity, the fastest near-SPICE-accurate simulation, and the fastest, most accurate mixed-signal simulation. Available licenses include AFS circuit simulation, AFS Transient Noise Analysis, AFS RF Analysis, AFS Co-Simulation, and AFS Nano SPICE.
“We are delighted that Cochlear selected the Analog FastSPICE Platform for the verification of their implantable hearing solutions,” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. “Cochlear’s selection further validates that Berkeley Design Automation is an essential partner to leading-edge companies designing innovative high-precision mixed-signal applications.”
About Berkeley Design Automation
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in nanometer circuit verification. The company combines the world’s fastest nanometer circuit verification platform, Analog FastSPICE, with exceptional application expertise to uniquely address nanometer circuit design challenges. More than 100 companies rely on Berkeley Design Automation to verify their nanometer-scale circuits. Berkeley Design Automation has received numerous industry awards and is widely recognized for its technology leadership and contributions to the electronics industry. The company is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corp., NTT Corp., IT-Farm, and MUFJ Capital. For more information, visit www.berkeley-da.com.
About Cochlear Limited
Cochlear is the global leader in implantable hearing solutions. It has a dedicated global team of more than 2,200 people who deliver the gift of sound to the hearing impaired in over 100 countries. Its vision is to connect people, young and old, to a world of sound by offering life enhancing hearing solutions. Cochlear’s promise of “Hear now. And always” embodies the company’s commitment to providing its recipients with the best possible hearing performance today and for the rest of their lives. For 30 years Cochlear has helped over 250,000 people either hear for the first time or reconnect them to their families, friends, workplaces and communities.
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