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NanoSpicePro

Superior Performance FastSPICE

Introduction

NanoSpice Pro is a high-performance, high-capacity revolutionary FastSPICE circuit simulator. It boosts productivity of all modern complex designs including memory  (DRAM, SRAM, Flash, MRAM), FPGA, custom digital and SoC.

With its breakthrough FastSPICE algorithm, intelligent topology recognition and automatic partition technology, NanoSpice Pro delivers superior performance and capacity to address advanced nodes verification challenges.

The adaptive dual-solver ensures the utmost analog accuracy and digital performance for mixed-signal design excellence, benefiting from a seamless integration of the state-of-the-art digital engine and the giga-scale analog engine. 

NanoSpice Pro provides a unique one-stop memory simulation solution to meet all needs from memory cell design, memory array and compiler verification, memory characterization, and full-chip verification with up to 10X+ performance increase over other commercial simulators.

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Key Benefits

  • Breakthrough FastSPICE algorithm, intelligent topology recognition and automatic partition

  • Higher capacity, up to 10X+ faster simulation throughput

  • Advanced RC reduction and fast yet accurate model evaluation

  • Adaptive dual-solver, utmost analog accuracy and digital performance

  • Performance scales linearly with 32+ multi-core simulations

  • Unique one-stop memory simulation solution

Case Studies

Circuit Type 

 NanoSpice Pro 

 Other Simulator 

 Speedup 

Full chip
DRAM design

  3.9 days   25.2 days   6.5X
Full chip
SRAM design

  4.2 hours   35.5 hours   8.5X
Full chip
Flash design

  1.6 days   6.6 days   4.1X

Specifications

  • Hspice and Spectre netlist formats

  • Standard models: BSIM3, BSIM4, BSIM-BULK, BSIMSOI, BSIM-CMG, UTSOI, PSP, HiSIM2, HiSIM_HV, GP-BJT, VBIC, HICUM, Mextram, JFET, MESFET, RPITFT, etc.

  • TMI, Verlog-A and behavior sources

  • IBIS model ,S-parameter and transmission line

  • Standard outputs: FSDB, PSFASCII, ASCII, SPICEASCII, etc.

  • Unique transient output format - nwf, reduce 2x+ file size

  • VEC and VCD stimulus files

  • DSPF and SPEF back-annotation

  • Drop-in replacement of FastSPICE in existing flows

  • Supports Verilog co-simulation

  • Support pubilc/hybrid cloud, computer farm

Applications

  • Memory IC designs (DRAM, SRAM, Flash, Memory IP characterization and full chip verification)

  • FPGA, SoC full chip fast timing and functional verification

  • Custom or semi-custom digital: clock tree, critical path analysis