Magma rolls analog mixed-signal design platform

SAN FRANCISO — Magma Design Automation Inc. Monday (Aug. 25) introduced Titan Analog Migration, a model-based design platform said to dramatically reduce design porting time of analog mixed-signal circuit designs when compared to simulation-based techniques.

Magma (San Jose, Calif.) said Titan enables circuit optimization for a given process technology in a matter of hours without lengthy Spice runs. The company said Titan reduces design porting time from several weeks to days.

“The simulation-based optimization methodology has not changed for over 25 years and is far too time consuming to use for large-scale analog circuit designs,'' said Suk Lee, general manager of Magma's Custom Design business unit, in a statement. Titan allows designers to optimize circuits to given specifications using mathematical optimization techniques and explore the specification boundaries of circuits and optimize analog circuits for lower power consumption and less area in a fraction of the time, Lee said.

Titan is integrated with Magma's Talus digital implementation and Quartz verification products, as well as with the company's FineSim Pro simulation product, Magma said.

Titan has already been used successfully in a joint evaluation to design, port and tape out high-performance analog circuits Rambus Inc.'s XDR memory and FlexIO processor bus architectures, Magma said.

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