Agilent Technologies announced shipment of the latest release of its SPICE model extraction tool, Model Builder Program, and SPICE qualification tool, Model Quality Assurance.
MBP and MQA 2013 enhancements include a fully integrated data flow across Agilent's device modeling platform, and the ability to establish and enforce standard operating procedures for modeling in team environments.
"With our acquisition of Accelicon last year, we continue to expand our expertise in device modeling," said Charles Plott, director of product planning at Agilent EEsof EDA. "This expertise uniquely positions Agilent to deliver a seamless data flow from measurement to model extraction to qualification."
One of MBP's new components, Model Reviewer, allows users to standardize various aspects of device modeling in team environments. Model Reviewer enables teams to standardize model extraction policies, setup of the extraction environment, data usage, parameter-range enforcement and review procedures, among other things.
Other new MBP capabilities include model extraction based on circuit-level figures of merit, built-in principal component analysis, and a GUI-based custom model extraction environment.
MQA now offers full support for Agilent's GoldenGate premium RF circuit simulator, and Synopsys' FineSim tool. It also gives users the ability to benchmark SPICE libraries with various versions of a simulator. Additionally, a parallel-run mechanism enables MQA to deliver faster performance.
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