New software tools generate and qualify SPICE models for advanced design model builds
Published: 24 August 2012 - Michelle Winny
Agilent Technologies Inc. is now shipping its SPICE modelling tools obtained through the company’s acquisition of Accelicon Technologies in February.
The tools – Model Builder Program (MBP), Model Quality Assurance (MQA) and Advanced Model Analysis (AMA) – are now an integral part of the company’s device-modelling portfolio.
The MBP 2012.07 enables SPICE model extraction with features that facilitate high-volume, high-efficiency model generation for foundries and integrated device manufacturers. It is also useful for SPICE library customisation for fabless companies to enable concurrent circuit designs.
This solution is essentially a platform for performing automated, comprehensive and systematic SPICE model qualification. It is targeted at SPICE library signoff at foundries and IDMs, and for SPICE library acceptance in design houses.
Agilent Technologies Inc.