ATEEDA joins Synopsys in-sync program

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 31 July 2007



(2007), "ATEEDA joins Synopsys in-sync program", Microelectronics International, Vol. 24 No. 3.



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ATEEDA joins Synopsys in-sync program

ATEEDA joins Synopsys in-sync program

Interoperability between Synopsys' HSPICE Circuit Simulator and ATEEDA's OptimATE formalized.

ATEEDA, a provider of mixed-signal test tools and services, has joined Synopsys, Inc.'s in-Sync program to develop and support interoperability between ATEEDA's OptimATEq mixed-signal test tool and Synopsys' HSPICEw simulator, the gold standard for accurate circuit simulation.

ATEEDA, founded in 2006, specializes in testing mixed-signal devices which have both analogue and digital sections. The company has developed the world's first effective tool that allows analogue sections to be tested on digital testers, enabling manufacturers to save substantial amounts of time and money.

OptimATE is ATEEDA's core EDA product, offering a unique combination of features and benefits, particularly for mixed-signal semiconductor manufacturers. Benefits include reduced production test time, reduced test cost, simplified analogue test equipment requirements, and improved statistical information about test coverage. Validation of the technology is at an advanced stage with several major integrated device manufacturers (IDMs).

ATEEDA's CEO David Hamilton said: “I am keenly aware of the need for our product OptimATE every time we see designs from high-volume, mixed-signal IDMs. The reduction in test time achievable on the analogue portion using OptimATE and Synopsys' HSPICE circuit simulator is compelling. Achieving full interoperability with Synopsys' HSPICE tool through the Synopsys in-Sync program is very important for us”.

“Synopsys has a long history of working with standards bodies and industry organizations to advance tool interoperability” said Karen Bartleson, Director of Interoperability at Synopsys, Inc. “Through the in-Sync interoperability program, Synopsys enables EDA vendors, including ATEEDA, to identify and implement interoperable design flows that help maximize productivity”.


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