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- Enables verification of analog electrical circuits
- Provides overall views into a range of important design parameters
- Keeps high-level design requirements in line with low level, specification driven tests
Cadence® Virtuoso® ADE Verifier is designed to provide a global view of circuit status. Part of the Virtuoso ADE product suite, the Virtuoso ADE Verifier works in conjunction with Virtuoso ADE Assembler and Virtuoso ADE Explorer, enabling tests created in those environments to be linked to the highest level design requirements.
Virtuoso ADE Verifier links high-level requirements such as power consumption, gain, and bandwidth to the individual tests that are being created for specification measurement.
Virtuoso ADE Verifier can link together a group of specification measurement tests across multiple designers or locations and provide the pass / fail status in one easy-to-read window. The Virtuoso ADE Verifier can also quickly identify requirements that have no assigned measurements, and offer visual clues if too few tests are linked to a particular measurement.
Planning flow for analog design
Virtuoso ADE Verifier allows you to test designs to ensure they meet compliance with your standards. The tool allows the specification of critical-path circuit blocks and assures all blocks in a design meet this criteria. Typically the design goals are defined early in the project’s cycle and can then distributed to individual engineers for documentation and testing. Virtuoso ADE Verifier ties back the results to the initial design specification, allowing early identification of possible problems in specific circuits.
Integration flow for analog design
Virtuoso ADE Verifier can create a high-level specification hierarchy after individual tests have already been created. You can use this to your advantage when the design is divided among individual engineers working outside of the Virtuoso platform. Virtuoso ADE Verifier brings all the parts back together in a fully integrated cockpit and makes it easy to see if tests are out-of-date, missing, or are in conflict with the design goals.
Virtuoso ADE Verifier can run simulation jobs from within the GUI or using command-line scripting. These simulations can be launched from a job monitor window showing test progress, and can inform the architect about any failures within the run that need further investigation.
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