Electronics & Computers

Teledyne to Use AFS for Design Verification

August 8, 2012

The technology provider has selected Berkeley Design Automation’s Analog FastSPICE platform for block-level characterization and full-circuit verification of its image sensor designs.

SANTA CLARA, CA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Berkeley Design Automation Inc., provider of the world's fastest nanometer circuit verification, announced that Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc., has selected the company's Analog FastSPICE (AFS) platform for block-level characterization and full-circuit verification of its image sensor designs.

"Teledyne Imaging Sensors designs and produces some of the most advanced focal plane arrays, sensors, and subsystems, covering a broad spectrum of light," said Jagmohan Bajaj, President, Teledyne Imaging Sensors. "We selected the AFS Platform because it provides nanometer SPICE accuracy 5 to 10 times faster than traditional SPICE on a single core and full-spectrum device noise analysis for our image sensor designs."

The Analog FastSPICE platform provides the world's fastest circuit verification for nanometer analog, RF, mixed-signal, and custom digital circuits. Foundry-certified to 20 nm, the AFS platform delivers nanometer SPICE accuracy 5 to 10 times faster on a single core and more than 2 times 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 "more than 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 Teledyne selected the Analog FastSPICE Platform for the verification of its innovative imaging products," said Ravi Subramanian, President and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation. "Teledyne's selection further validates that Berkeley Design Automation is an essential partner to leading-edge companies, designing a wide variety of imaging sensors 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.

Analog FastSPICE, AFS Nano, and WaveCrave are trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation Inc. Berkeley Design and BDA are registered trademarks of Berkeley Design Automation Inc.

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