Synopsys CustomSim Selected by GSI Technology for High-Speed SRAM Simulation
Synopsys announced that GSI Technology, a leader in high-density, high-speed monolithic SRAMs, has selected Synopsys' CustomSim FastSPICE solution for the development and verification of its leading-edge designs. GSI Technology's 144-megabit (Mbit) SigmaQuad SRAMs achieve data bandwidths in excess of 72 gigabits per second (Gbps). In order to maximize yield with such aggressive timing specifications, extensive full-chip transistor-level simulations need to be run over multiple process, voltage and temperature corners. CustomSim delivered confirmed silicon-accurate results while simulating more than six times (6X) faster than competitive solutions. The comprehensive suite of analysis features included with CustomSim enabled GSI Technology to significantly accelerate tasks such as full-chip fanout analysis and leakage power characterization.GSI
CustomSim, an integral part of Synopsys' Discovery™ Verification Platform, unifies the best-in-class NanoSim®, HSIM® and XA FastSPICE technologies with added multi-threading capabilities for high-capacity, high-performance circuit simulation. For full-chip mixed-signal verification, CustomSim is tightly coupled to VCS® functional verification through Direct Kernel Integration and is integrated into a unified analog/mixed-signal (AMS) verification environment which simplifies usability through a common set of inputs, outputs and device models.
Higher sensitivity to process and temperature variation is increasing the need for fast and accurate simulation of multimillion-transistor designs, said Bijan Kiani, vice president of product marketing at Synopsys. Full-chip multidimensional corner case analysis with CustomSim enables companies like GSI Technology to maximize yield and bring competitive products to market faster.