Mountain View, Calif. Synopsys, Inc. and Signal Integrity Software, Inc. (SiSoft), Maynard, Mass., have jointly announced the integration of SiSoft's Quantum-SI tool and Synopsys' HSPICE simulation solution to deliver timing and signal integrity analysis for package and printed-circuit-board (PCB) design.
SiSoft's Quantum-SI tool, targeting high-speed digital interface design, provides an environment around HSPICE that automates the analysis of entire interfaces for both timing and signal integrity. The solution is said to provide accurate predictions of system-level voltage and timing margins in a fraction of the time required by traditional methods.
Quantum-SI provides pre-layout and post-layout analysis capabilities that allow designers to analyze the consequences of potential design changes and adjust the design's implementation to optimize margins. HSPICE provides high-accuracy signal integrity simulation through advanced transistor, Verilog-A, IBIS, W-element and S-element modeling support.
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