Synopsys Announced a new simulator for converged ICs
27 April, 2021
“PrimeSim Continuum represents a revolutionary breakthrough in circuit simulation,” said Sassine Ghazi, Chief Operating Officer at Synopsys
Synopsys announced the PrimeSim Continuum solution, a unified workflow for circuit simulation technologies to accelerate the creation of hyper-convergent designs. PrimeSim Continuum is built on SPICE and FastSPICE architectures – a proven GPU acceleration technology providing runtime improvements and signoff accuracy. “PrimeSim Continuum represents a revolutionary breakthrough in circuit simulation,” said Sassine Ghazi, Chief Operating Officer at Synopsys.
Today’s hyper-convergent SoCs consist of larger and faster embedded memories, analog front-end devices and complex I/O circuits that communicate at 100Gb+ data rates with the DRAM stack connected on the same piece of silicon in a system-in-package design. This results in more simulations with longer runtimes at higher accuracy. PrimeSim Continuum addresses this complexity with a unified workflow of sign-off quality simulation engines tuned for analog, mixed-signal, RF, custom digital memory designs. Synopsys said it optimizes the use of CPU and GPU resources and improve time-to-results and cost of results.
“As modern compute workloads evolve, the size and complexity of analog designs have moved beyond the capacity of traditional circuit simulators,” said Edward Lee, vice president of Mixed Signal Design at NVIDIA. “Using NVIDIA GPUs enables PrimeSim SPICE to accelerate circuit simulation, notably minimizing signoff time of analog blocks from days to hours.” The Synopsys PrimeSim Continuum solution is now available. For more information: PrimeSim Continuum.
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