FineSim SPICE simulation enables Diodes to accelerate tape out of two synchronous switching voltage regulators

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Utilizing FineSim SPICE multi-CPU simulation technology, Diodes Incorporated reduced simulation runtime, enabling them to increase simulation coverage by 3X to 4X without sacrificing accuracy.

“With our previous circuit simulator, long simulation times forced us to trade off between simulation coverage with parasitic extraction and on-time tape out of our DC/DC switching regulators,” said Julie Holland, vice president of Worldwide Analog Products at Diodes Incorporated. “The performance of FineSim SPICE enabled us to improve simulation coverage and achieve better silicon-to-simulation correlation, allowing us to deliver a higher quality product to market faster.”

FineSim SPICE is a SPICE-level simulation analysis tool that incorporates transistor-level simulation analysis capabilities for mixed-signal and analog designs. FineSim SPICE is a full SPICE simulation engine with distributed processing that enables customers to simulate large-scale mixed-signal system chips at the transistor level. By providing increased speed and capacity while maintaining full SPICE accuracy, FineSim SPICE enables designers to simulate advanced circuits – such as PLLs, ADCs, DACs and gigahertz SERDES (SERializer/DESerializer) – that they previously would not even attempt using slower traditional SPICE simulators.

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