News Feed Item

ProPlus Design Solutions Releases NanoSpice Giga SPICE Simulator for Memory Applications

NanoSpice Giga Offers Accuracy and Performance for One-Billion+ Element FinFET Designs

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/14 -- ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc., the leading technology provider of giga-scale parallel SPICE simulation, SPICE modeling solutions and Design-for-Yield (DFY) applications, today announced immediate availability of NanoSpice™ Giga, a high-capacity, high-performance parallel SPICE simulator for giga-scale circuit simulation for memory applications.

Targeted to emerging giga-scale SPICE simulation needs, NanoSpice Giga is the follow-on product to NanoSpice™, a high-performance parallel SPICE simulator introduced early last year, and shares the same innovative licensing model for parallelization as NanoSpice.

Giga-scale SPICE simulation is a term used to describe simulators that can solve large-scale circuit simulation challenges where FastSPICE cannot meet accuracy requirements and traditional SPICE simulators are limited by capacity.

To meet accuracy needs, NanoSpice Giga remains a pure SPICE simulator by solving the full matrix and analytical device model calculations without approximations. It uses a newly designed database for efficient memory handling and innovative matrix solver technology to handle giga-scale element circuits. Effective model-handling and high-performance parallelization technology enable NanoSpice Giga to deliver competitive performance when compared to FastSPICE simulators. With NanoSpice Giga, users can get reliable simulation results with no need to experiment with complicated partitioning and other FastSPICE options.

NanoSpice and NanoSpice Giga share the same core SPICE engine with ProPlus' de-facto golden device modeling software BSIMProPlus™, used by all leading foundries, resulting in built-in foundry-validated accuracy and compatibility for all mainstream and leading-edge technologies including 16/14-nanometer (nm) FinFET. The simulators have full SPICE analysis features and support industry-standard inputs and outputs.

NanoSpice Giga was created primarily for large-scale memory circuit simulations, including the characterization of large embedded SRAM blocks, and simulation and verification of memory integrated circuits (ICs) such as SRAM, DRAM and flash memory, typically the domain of FastSPICE simulators. With shrinking technology, supply voltage reductions and the impact of increasing process variations, memory circuit simulation requires better accuracy, increasing limitation of FastSPICE simulators. Memory designers are looking for alternative solutions such as NanoSpice Giga that naturally provide SPICE accuracy without capacity compromises.

Recently, NanoSpice Giga handled a 495-million element post-layout SRAM simulation. It took 11.37 hours to finish the entire simulation on a 24-core computer server consuming 69.1-gigabite (GB) of memory, while a FastSPICE simulator run took 15.3 hours and 173GB of memory to finish the same simulation, and did not meet accuracy requirements. NanoSpice Giga can scale to more than one-billion elements for postlayout simulation of the largest memory designs.

"Memory characterization and verification are challenging, especially when we're moving to advanced nodes like FinFET," says Dr. Zhihong Liu, executive chairman and chief executive officer of ProPlus Design Solutions. "NanoSpice Giga beats a FastSPICE simulator's accuracy and overcomes a SPICE simulator's capacity limit to provide an accurate, reliable and high-performance solution for large-scale memory simulations."

In addition to block-level or full-chip memory circuit verifications, NanoSpice Giga is integrated with ProPlus' DFY platform NanoYield™ to provide a total solution for memory designs. The integrated DFY platform can be used for 4-7+ sigma memory bitcell and peripheral circuit design, based on the industry's leading high-sigma technology licensed from IBM.

NanoSpice Giga is shipping now. Pricing is available upon request.

ProPlus at DAC
ProPlus will demonstrate NanoSpice Giga and its FinFET-ready DFY products for nano-scale SPICE modeling and giga-scale SPICE simulation at the 51st Design Automation Conference (DAC) in Booth #905. DAC will be held Monday, June 2, through Wednesday, June 4, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. To schedule a meeting or demonstration, send email to: [email protected].

Dr. Bruce McGaughy, ProPlus' chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering, will participate in a pavilion panel, "Giga-Scale Design Challenges: Billions and Billions of Transistors." It will be held Monday, June 2, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. on the DAC exhibit floor in the Pavilion (Booth #313).

More information about DAC is available at: www.dac.com.

About ProPlus Design Solutions
ProPlus Design Solutions, Inc. (www.proplussolutions.com) delivers Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions with the mission to enhance the link between design and manufacturing. It is the global leader for SPICE modeling solutions and the leading technology provider for unique Design-for-Yield (DFY) products that integrate the key DFY components -- advanced device modeling software, a parallel SPICE simulation circuit simulator and hardware-validated statistical variation analysis tools. Products include: BSIMProPlus™/Model Explorer™, a modeling technology platform for nanometer devices; NoisePro™/9812B/9812D, the golden solution for low-frequency 1/f noise and Random Telegraph Signal (RTS) noise characterization and process monitoring; NanoSpice™, a high-capacity, high-performance parallel SPICE simulator for giga-scale circuit simulation; and NanoYield™/NanoExplorer™, a variation analysis platform for yield versus power, performance and area trade-off of memory, analog and digital circuit designs. ProPlus Design Solutions has R&D centers in the San Jose, Calif. and Beijing and Jinan, China, with sales offices in Tokyo, Japan, Hsinchu, Taiwan, and Shanghai, China. More information about ProPlus Design Solutions can be found at www.proplussolutions.com.

BSIMProPlus, Model Explorer, NanoExplorer, NanoSpice, NanoYield and NoisePro are registered trademarks of ProPlus Design Solutions. ProPlus Design Solutions acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.

For more information, contact:
Nanette Collins
Public Relations for ProPlus Design Solutions
(617) 437-1822
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
By now most people have either created their configuration management solution or are just embarking on this journey. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Marco Ceppi, a DevOps Engineer working at Canonical, will discuss how to take configuration management to the next level with modelling and orchestration. He will also discuss how and why people are moving from a machine-centric view to a service/application-oriented view of deployments, and how you can leverage the knowledge a...
@ThingsExpo has been named the Top 5 Most Influential M2M Brand by Onalytica in the ‘Machine to Machine: Top 100 Influencers and Brands.' Onalytica analyzed the online debate on M2M by looking at over 85,000 tweets to provide the most influential individuals and brands that drive the discussion. According to Onalytica the "analysis showed a very engaged community with a lot of interactive tweets. The M2M discussion seems to be more fragmented and driven by some of the major brands present in the...
In the 21st century, security on the Internet has become one of the most important issues. We hear more and more about cyber-attacks on the websites of large corporations, banks and even small businesses. When online we’re concerned not only for our own safety but also our privacy. We have to know that hackers usually start their preparation by investigating the private information of admins – the habits, interests, visited websites and so on. On the other hand, our own security is in danger bec...
Enterprises have been using both Big Data and virtualization for years. Until recently, however, most enterprises have not combined the two. Big Data's demands for higher levels of performance, the ability to control quality-of-service (QoS), and the ability to adhere to SLAs have kept it on bare metal, apart from the modern data center cloud. With recent technology innovations, we've seen the advantages of bare metal erode to such a degree that the enhanced flexibility and reduced costs that cl...
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, wil...
As software becomes more and more complex, we, as software developers, have been splitting up our code into smaller and smaller components. This is also true for the environment in which we run our code: going from bare metal, to VMs to the modern-day Cloud Native world of containers, schedulers and microservices. While we have figured out how to run containerized applications in the cloud using schedulers, we've yet to come up with a good solution to bridge the gap between getting your conta...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Streamlyzer will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Streamlyzer is a powerful analytics for video streaming service that enables video streaming providers to monitor and analyze QoE (Quality-of-Experience) from end-user devices in real time.
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will discuss how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
Cloud based infrastructure deployment is becoming more and more appealing to customers, from Fortune 500 companies to SMEs due to its pay-as-you-go model. Enterprise storage vendors are able to reach out to these customers by integrating in cloud based deployments; this needs adaptability and interoperability of the products confirming to cloud standards such as OpenStack, CloudStack, or Azure. As compared to off the shelf commodity storage, enterprise storages by its reliability, high-availabil...
The IoT industry is now at a crossroads, between the fast-paced innovation of technologies and the pending mass adoption by global enterprises. The complexity of combining rapidly evolving technologies and the need to establish practices for market acceleration pose a strong challenge to global enterprises as well as IoT vendors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Clark Smith, senior product manager for Numerex, will discuss how Numerex, as an experienced, established IoT provider, has embraced a ...
DevOps theory promotes a culture of continuous improvement built on collaboration, empowerment, systems thinking, and feedback loops. But how do you collaborate effectively across the traditional silos? How can you make decisions without system-wide visibility? How can you see the whole system when it is spread across teams and locations? How do you close feedback loops across teams and activities delivering complex multi-tier, cloud, container, serverless, and/or API-based services?
Today every business relies on software to drive the innovation necessary for a competitive edge in the Application Economy. This is why collaboration between development and operations, or DevOps, has become IT’s number one priority. Whether you are in Dev or Ops, understanding how to implement a DevOps strategy can deliver faster development cycles, improved software quality, reduced deployment times and overall better experiences for your customers.