Customer Interview: Why I Rely on SmartSpice

Martin Mallinson is an experienced analog circuit designer with multiple patents. Over his 40-year career, his audio designs have been used in millions of smartphones.  Martin spoke with Graham Bell about why SmartSpice is different from other analog simulators and how he relies on its interactivity, speed, and precision for his analog design work.

Simulate 40X Faster with SmartSpice HPP

In this webinar, we describe how SmartSpice HPP takes advantage of the modern multicore hardware platforms to speed up all internal aspects of transient simulations of analog circuits by adopting a partition-based simulation. 

Improvement of Parasitic Capacitance Extraction Rules for Large-Scale Layout and Its Accuracy Verification Method

September 17, 2020 | 13:00 – 13:30 (JST) The accuracy of rule-based full-chip parasitic capacitance extraction tools including Silvaco's Hipex is highly dependent on the description of the rule files.

Model Extraction Flow with Utmost IV for Vertically Stacked Nanosheets Using the Leti-NSP Model

July 30, 2020 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am (PDT) This webinar will provide a discussion of common methods used to secure an AMBA-based hardware and software system design.

Using SmartSpice Compact Models

June 11, 2020 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am (PDT) This webinar will provide a guide to developing Compact Models in SmartSpice to achieve optimal simulation performance. You will learn how models are used in SmartSpice and best practices when constructing a custom Verilog-A model.

Machine Learning in the EDA-Specific Domain – 20 Years in the Making

June 25, 2020 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am (PDT) This webinar will review these new approaches and how they are applied to different applications. Example ML-based EDA tools form Silvaco will be presented to illustrate what have been achieved.

TFT and OLED SPICE Modeling Using Utmost IV

May 14th 2020 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am (PDT) In this webinar you will learn about SPICE modeling approaches and methods related to flat panel display applications using Silvaco’s Utmost IV modeling software. Topics covered include modeling of TFT devices, with emphasis on issues such as the frequency dispersion effect, and modeling of OLED devices, including the use of Verilog-A models and macromodels.

Utmost IV Quick-Start Model Optimization Templates

March 12th 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am (PDT) This webinar will present a new capability available in UTMOST IV: the Quick-Start Optimization Templates. This is a feature that allows users to quickly create an optimization project for a specific model, based on their data. It significantly increases the user’s productivity, at the same time requiring little or no prior SPICE modeling experience.