Agilent Technologies - Press Release 8-13-2007
Agilent Technologies Announces HVMOS Package for IC-CAP That Provides
Accurate, Fast Extraction for Synopsys' Widely Adopted,
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A
- News) today announced the availability of a new parameter extraction
solution for high voltage (HV) complementary metal oxide semiconductor
(CMOS) devices used in a range of automotive and consumer products,
as well as LCD and display driver applications. The HVMOS extraction
package, for use with Agilent's Integrated Circuit Characterization
and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) software platform, enables engineers to
model HV CMOS devices using Synopsys' HSPICE simulator, HVMOS Level
66 compact model.
Implemented as a compact model in HSPICE, HVMOS
Level 66 compact model outperforms most other HVMOS model solutions
in speed and convergence. The HVMOS model includes all relevant physical
effects unique to high-voltage operation, including symmetric and asymmetric
source and drain resistances, quasi-saturation, transconductance fall
off at high-gate voltage, and self-heating effects. As a result, it
allows HV CMOS devices to be modeled with unparalleled DC and capacitance
modeling accuracy and simulation speed. HVMOS models are used by both
analog and digital designers during circuit simulation.
its advanced optimization, tuning and graphical features, Agilent IC-CAP
now provides the best software environment for extracting the Level
66 model. An improved link from IC-CAP to Synopsys' HSPICE simulator
facilitates the most efficient extraction of the HVMOS model using an
optimized sequence of dedicated extraction steps.
HVMOS model is another example of how HSPICE continues to deliver innovation
for the most accurate simulation solution for complex IC designs," said
Paul Lo, senior vice president of Synopsys' Analog Mixed Signal Group.
"By collaborating with Agilent on this HVMOS package for its model parameter
extraction tool, we enable HSPICE customers to quickly deploy the leading
edge of HVMOS model with superior accuracy and usability."
are extremely excited to kick off our collaboration with Synopsys by
announcing a robust, fast and accurate solution in the area of HV CMOS
modeling; especially given that Synopsys' HVMOS model plays such a critical
role in answering a real industry need," said Jim McGillivary, vice
president and general manager of Agilent's EEsof EDA Division. "For
the past several months we have actively supported Synopsys' device-modeling
team in its efforts to extend IC-CAP software for this important application.
Thanks to these efforts, device-modeling engineers using HSPICE have
access to HSPICE models that are supported by industry-standard device-modeling
In addition to its collaboration with Synopsys, Agilent
recently opened a dedicated R&D device-modeling center in China.
Both efforts reinforce Agilent's commitment to continue to provide a
complete modeling solution to CMOS modeling engineers.
Agilent IC-CAP software is a device-modeling
program that delivers powerful characterization and analysis capabilities
for today's semiconductor modeling processes. Providing efficient and
accurate extraction of active device and circuit model parameters, IC-CAP
performs numerous modeling tasks including instrument control, data
acquisition, graphical analysis, simulation, optimization, and statistical
analysis. It is used by semiconductor foundries and design houses to
characterize foundry processes.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Synopsys HVMOS extraction package and related documentation
are available now at no additional cost to existing Agilent IC-CAP and
Synopsys HSPICE customers under regular support. The Agilent 85199AL
IC-CAP software environment and Agilent 85199BL IC-CAP analysis module,
priced at $16,000 and $23,000, respectively, are prerequisites for running
the extraction. Synopsys' customers should contact their Synopsys field
representative for more information.
For more information regarding
Agilent's IC-CAP software, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-iccap. For
Synopsys level-66 extraction package, please contact Synopsys. A high-resolution
image of Agilent's IC-CAP software is available at www.agilent.com/find/IC-CAPSoftware_images.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc.
(NYSE:A - News) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology
leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis.
The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries.
Agilent had net revenue of $5.0 billion in fiscal 2006. Information
about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com .
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