Newport Media Standardizes on Berkeley Design Automation Analog FastSPICE Platform for Analog/RF Verification (Berkeley Design Automation)

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Santa Clara, California - Berkeley Design Automation Inc., provider of the Analog FastSPICE™ unified circuit verification platform for advanced analog and RF integrated circuits (ICs), today announced that Newport Media Inc., a fabless semiconductor company that develops and sells highly integrated solutions for emerging digital audio and mobile TV broadcast standards, has standardized on the company’s Analog FastSPICE platform for all analog, mixed-signal, and RF verification. This includes the Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator (AFS), the AFS Nano SPICE simulator, AFS Co-Simulation, and the Noise Analysis Option device noise analyzer.

"At Newport Media we have been using Analog FastSPICE for over two years for verification of our single-chip solutions for mobile TV broadcast and we consistently get 5x-10x faster results than traditional SPICE simulators with identical waveforms and silicon accurate device noise analysis," said Edward Youssoufian, Director of RF Engineering at Newport Media. "We standardized on the AFS Platform for analog/RF verification because it delivers >2x improved designer efficiency and addresses all our verification needs, including block-level design characterization, complex-block simulation, silicon-accurate device noise analysis, and full-chip mixed-signal verification -- all with true SPICE accuracy."

Analog FastSPICE is the industry's only unified circuit verification platform for analog, mixed-signal, and RF design. Always delivering true SPICE accurate results, it provides 5x-20x higher performance than traditional SPICE, >10 million-element capacity, and the industry's only comprehensive noise analysis. The AFS Platform is a single executable that uses advanced algorithms and numerical analysis to rapidly solve the full-circuit matrix and original device equations without any shortcuts. AFS Platform tools include: AFS Nano SPICE simulator, Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator, Noise Analysis Option¬ô device noise analyzer, and RF FastSPICE¬ô multi-tone periodic analyzer.

"Newport Media is a great example of a company retooling for next-generation analog, mixed-signal, and RF design to significantly improve their verification efficiency," said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. "Newport Media develops breakthrough nanometer mixed-signal and RF solutions for the TV-enabled cellular phone market, and we are proud that they have chosen to standardize on the Analog FastSPICE platform for all their analog/RF verification needs. This further validates that Berkeley Design Automation is an essential partner as companies embark on new tooling strategies for greater verification efficiency."

About Berkeley Design Automation
Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is the recognized leader in advanced analog, mixed-signal, and RF (AMS/RF) verification. Its Analog FastSPICE unified circuit verification platform combines the accuracy, performance, and capacity needed to verify GHz designs in nanometer-scale silicon. Design teams from top-10 semiconductor companies to leading startups use the AFS Platform to efficiently verify AMS/RF circuits. Founded in 2003, the company has received several industry awards in recognition of its technology leadership and impact on the electronics industry. The company is privately held and backed by Woodside Fund, Bessemer Venture Partners, Panasonic Corporation, and NTT Corporation For more information, see

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