AgO Inc. announced it has released AnXplorer 2010.12 analog design optimization tool that claims improved productivity to analog and RF circuit designers.
AnXplorer 2010.12 supports three optimization phases:
AnXplorer is a circuit optimization technology which specifically addresses analog optimization and RF synthesis. AnXplorer is a third generation technology with a mature, intuitive algorithmic approach to improve analog and RF circuit design processes.
- Feasibility analysis,
- Global optimization using a single process,
- Voltage & temperature (PVT) corner and centering over all PVT corners
The new feasibility analysis mode identifies regions of the design space where all circuit sizing rules are met. This rapidly eliminates those parts of the design space which result in unstable circuits.
The feasibility analysis is enabled by enhanced sizing rule evaluation and reporting. A range of sub-circuits, including transistors in saturation, transistors in triode region, current mirrors, differential pairs, level shifters, voltage references, current mirror loads and cascode current mirrors, are automatically identified. This analysis ensures that all explicit and implicit device sizing rules are met.