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A New Breed of Analog Design Tools

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fasmicro
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8/9/2014 4:21:17 PM
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Re: Re : A New Breed of Analog Design Tools
>>  I disagree when you say we want the companies to collaborate to come up with a universal tool.

I did comment that it will be impossible to do that since making tools is not the business most of these companies are into. The people that use them are different from people that make them. So, any collaboration means there is no more business and it is now a charity.

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fasmicro
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8/9/2014 4:13:46 PM
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>> I am curous to know how to ensure that the functional correctness of the Design is taken care ?

Is that a question? You compare sims with your math. If you have a deviation, that will be obvious.

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fasmicro
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8/9/2014 4:12:08 PM
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A new discipline is emerging today, they called it" mixed-signal verification" this one goes beyond it require some good skills and knoowledge in mixed-mode simulation and test bench development

I do not think mixed-signal verification is largely new. Sure, there are better tools helping but when you look critically, the analog section is largely sequesterred from the digital. I have used many of those tools, while they are robust for digital design, they struggle for analog development.

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fasmicro
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8/9/2014 4:09:36 PM
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I totally agree with you. I think the best way to build such tools is if companies start collaborating with each other.

There has never been a record where companies collaborate to build tools. The only that can happen is to work together to set standards that will be interoperable. Think of BSIM and SPICE flavors. They collaborate for BSIM standards but anyone can go and build its SPICE tools.

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fasmicro
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8/9/2014 3:34:05 PM
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>> The EE-sim system power could be abig help for analog designers, the tool could enhance the design algorithms and speed up development, can't wait to see this  one. 

It will be a great product for the community and we cannot wait to start using it. Analog design tool that will enhance design algorithms and speed up development is a welcome product.

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fasmicro
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8/9/2014 3:28:01 PM
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>> Texas Instruments-National Semiconductors merger is a game-changing event

I had expected the merger to be blocked by the regulators. Very interesting they approved it thereby consolidating power in his hands.

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DaeJ
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8/9/2014 9:16:13 AM
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Most tools have block diagram with input pin and output pins. So, as I see this diagram, it looks so similarly to other tools such as Mathlab and National Instruments Labview. One of advantages of this tool might have engineer understand easily at least in the visual perspective.

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amrutah
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8/1/2014 8:21:23 PM
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SunitaT0:  I must agree and disagree with you here.

  I agree that EE-Sim, Webench are great analog tools and it allows its customer to get a feel for the power rails and architecture that they want to build and we need more sofisticated tools like these.

 I disagree when you say we want the companies to collaborate to come up with a universal tool.  These simulators are a part of the marketing that help the customers to choose particular IC's and companion IC's.  Each of them have their own architecture, advantages and disadvantages.

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ErinM9
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8/1/2014 2:24:33 PM
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I just tried the above registration link, and the archived version of the webinar is now available.  You can view it at your convenience.  Just follow the registration process and you'll be able to launch it.

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chirshadblog
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7/31/2014 11:10:11 PM
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@yaland: Thank you for the update mate. Got some homework to do now 

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