Design Automation


SPICE simulator

11 May 2011 Design Automation

Mentor Graphics has introduced the Eldo Premier tool, one of the industry’s fastest SPICE simulation solutions.

The tool offers full SPICE accuracy and up to 20x higher performance and 10x better capacity over traditional SPICE. Eldo Premier targets applications requiring CPU-intensive transient simulations, such as TFT panels, PLLs and DLLs, frequency synthesisers, delta-sigma converters, ADC/DAC audio and video converters, automotive circuits, DC-DC converters, regulators, power management circuits and memory-critical path analysis.

The Eldo Premier tool accelerates the simulation of large circuits for both pre- and post-layout through the use of proprietary, advanced resolution techniques. The acceleration of single-thread simulation is achieved by applying unique algebraic techniques for the resolution of non-linear differential equations. Multithreaded simulations accomplish their impressive performance increase through the natively parallel design of the new simulation kernel.



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