14 March 2011 Enhancements deliver gains for mixed signal and analogue design Cadence Design Systems has announced major enhancements to its custom / analogue flow, said to boost productivity at nodes down to 20nm. The electronic design specialist says its Virtuoso enhancements cab deliver 'big productivity gains' for complex custom, analogue and mixed signal designs. It includes methodology improvements to enable management of design parasitics, an integrated DFM capability and an integrated Virtuoso power system. According to Cadence, it provides an accurate way to manage power and signal integrity issues. New editing, estimation, and automation features are designed to help deliver unified intent, abstraction and convergence throughout the flow. A new waveform viewer - tuned for handling large transient simulation databases - eliminates the need to buy and integrate a similar third party tool. Other enhancements include automated constraint checking; a new design rule editing engine; and an interactive short locator. "A unified custom/analogue flow enables our customers to achieve a faster path to silicon success than patching together point tools," said David Desharnais, pictured, group director, product management at Cadence. "With the bold enhancements we've made to our Virtuoso flow, users can expect the utmost in productivity and predictability for their complex custom, analogue and mixed signal designs." Author Chris Shaw Comment on this article Websites http://www.cadence.com Companies Cadence Design Systems (UK)Ltd This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.