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Award-Winning Virtuoso Accelerated Parallel Simulator Speeds Rohde & Schwarz to Success
For their latest design, Rohde & Schwarz was looking to maximize simulation efficiency and protect their IP. Rohde & Schwarz looked no further than the Cadence® Virtuoso® Accelerated Parallel Simulator, an RF IC signoff simulation product that offers significant speed advantages plus the accuracy of Virtuoso Spectre® Circuit Simulator.

“Virtuoso Accelerated Parallel Simulator increased the productivity in our analog verification efforts, enabling exhaustive simulation and reducing the risk of errors,” said Gerhard Kahmen, head of mixed-signal IC R&D at Rohde & Schwarz. ”We were very pleased to increase overall simulation depth across various classes of circuits by factors of 4 to 16.”


At an awards ceremony in San Jose, CA, Virtuoso Accelerated Parallel Simulator was named a winner in the 20th annual EDN Innovation Awards. The latest release of the Accelerated Parallel Simulator enables users to maximize simulation efficiency without compromising accuracy. The enhanced product consists of a combination of proven Cadence simulation technologies and a breakthrough parallel circuit solver, along with a newly architected engine that efficiently harnesses the power of multi-processing computing platforms.

Using Virtuoso Accelerated Parallel Simulator, customers such as Rohde & Schwarz can not only simulate parts of the circuits, but they can also simulate RF subsystems with large numbers of mutual and actual inductors, regardless of the process nodes used. Many other customers are relying on the Accelerated Parallel Simulator to solve their largest and most complex analog and mixed-signal designs across all process nodes.

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