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Best tools for AMS design

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hi all
does anyone know best tools for analog and mixed signal design?or what company developed best sw for AMS design?
any help
 

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For circuit simulation of AMS designs, there are:

SMASH from Dolphin -- h**p://w*w.dolphin.fr/
Hamster-AMS
AMSWizard from a Russian company. They give 4-month evaluation.

Also academic tools like SEAMS for Unix platforms.

For simulation + layout you should for capabilities in Cadence or Mentor Graphics.

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tnx the_penetrator,but do you know cadence or mentor tools.do you make benchmark?
tnx
 

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vaf20 said:
hi all
does anyone know best tools for analog and mixed signal design?or what company developed best sw for AMS design?
any help
What do you mean "the best"? Accaracy, Speed, Capability, Price and Interoparatabily?
Cadence: Assura
Mentor: Mach-TA
Synopsys: Saber-Design
Nassda: Hsim

And a lot of other. It depends on how big is your design and what kind of your design
 

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dolphin smash ams simulator price

mariaR said:
What do you mean "the best"? Accaracy, Speed, Capability, Price and Interoparatabily?
Cadence: Assura
Mentor: Mach-TA
Synopsys: Saber-Design
Nassda: Hsim

And a lot of other. It depends on how big is your design and what kind of your design
I'll add one more here:

Mentor: ADVance MS
 

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modelsim ams

assura is not AMS tool, it's physical layout verification (DRC/LVS/DFM) tool.
 

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FTLsystems have a new tool, ExplorationVHDL, available on their site. h**p://w*w.ftlsys.com/products/exploration.shtml

Exploration™
Exploration™, one of FTL Systems' Auriga® family of products, offers all the simulation power of Pathway™ priced for student or personal use. Exploration™ supports embedded scheduling[tm], VHDL (Available Now) and VHDL-AMS simulation with SPICE and Verilog support (Available Soon). Exploration™ also features multi-platform availability, and incremental source compilations.

ExplorationVHDL™ is the digital only version of Exploration™. It is a full featured VHDL digital simulator that is perfectly suited for the classroom or self study of VHDL. It also accompanies the book The Designers Guide to VHDL 2nd Edition by Peter Ashenden published by Morgan Kaufmann.

Unique Features
Capacity: 64 Design Units, 300 Digital Variables, 300 Digital Signals, and 300 Analog Nodes
VHDL, Verilog, and VHDL-AMS simulation capabilities within one package
Highly optimizing compiler generates executables tuned for a specific target processor and system implementation

Also: Standard compliance

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hamster ams

I hope smash can use "nWave (novas)" it is better than smash default , and I hope smash can report "VCD digital format"
 

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vhdl ams products

Hi!
What about Mentor Sy$tem Vision VHDL-AMS simulators??. It also can use SPICE files and has a very nice interface.

Other good VHDL-AMS sim are:

- Smash ( www.dolphin.fr )
- Saber De$igner ( now Synop$ys propery ) uses MAST language, pretty
close to VHDL -AMS.
 

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Synopsys: nanosim
Mentor Graphic: ADMS
Dolphin: SMASH
 

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vhdl-ams cadence ams designer

Ja use AMS Advance from Mentor - best tools for mix- mode simulashin and big project
Cadence to use AMS fo mixmod.MACHTA is not mixmod simulator,it is eldo simulator for
biges postlayout simulation
 

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vhdl-ams hamster

archun said:
Synopsys: nanosim
Mentor Graphic: ADMS
Dolphin: SMASH
one comment:
ADiT by EverCAD
AMS by Cadence
 

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Tnx catking.would you please explain more?
 

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PC or *NIX? PC = C0hesion *NIX=C@dence IC
 

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vaf20 said:
Tnx catking.would you please explain more?
I have no much ideas on them, just go to there web site to check the features.
 

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More Information for AMS simulators:
1. support Spice + Verilog-A
. Cadence: spectre
. Synopsys: NanoSim
. Mentor: eldo
. Nassda: HSIM

2. support Spice + Verilog (digital)
. Cadence: Artist(Analog Design Environment)
Verilog part used: Verilog-XL
Spice part used : Spectre, cdsSpice, ultraSim, hspice, hsim, eldo
. Synopsys: VCS + transistor-level simulator
Verilog part used : VCS
Spice part used : NanoSim, PowerMill, TimeMill
. EverCad: Adit

3. support Spice + Verilog-AMS + Verilog (digital)
. Cadence: AMS Designer
Verilog part: NC-sim
Verilog-AMS part: NC-sim
Spice part: Spectre
. Synopsys: VCS discovery AMS + circuit simulator
Saber
. Mentor: ADVance MS
Verilog part : modelsim
Verilog-AMS part: modelsim
Spice part: Eldo + Mach TA
. Dolphin: Smash
 

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EverCAD's ADiT!! (www.evercad.com)

ADiT has many "features" so that it can run in "spice" mode,
"turbo" mode, "mot" mode, "hdl" mode.

I heard ADiT is popular in Taiwan and Japan. Replacing HSIM there.

And very smooth A/D and D/A interface. at least easier than Nanosim.... I heard.
 

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where can I get A-dit's user manule?
 

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mentor adms versus cadence ams

you coold go for spector from cadence, i had used it for spice deigns but idont know whether it will fit to AMS or not.
 

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