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- Ensure a circuit design meets your acceptance and assurance criteria
- Create and verify specification-driven designs in a single, unified cockpit
- Accelerate worst-case and variation-driven designs using integrated analysis tools
- Automatically generate regression scripts for detailed verification, analysis, and reporting
- TÜV SÜD “Fit for Purpose – TCL1” certified to meet ISO 26262 automotive functional safety requirements
The Cadence® Virtuoso® ADE Assembler is an advanced design and simulation environment that extends the capabilities of Virtuoso ADE Explorer, allowing the use of multiple testbenches in a single design.
Virtuoso ADE Assembler adds all of the tests needed to fully verify a design over all operational, process, and environmental conditions. If more analysis is required, you can take incremental advantage of Cadence’s Virtuoso Variation Option to do more advanced statistical analysis on your design.
The tool works seamlessly with Virtuoso ADE Explorer, and allows you to use Virtuoso ADE Assembler with multiple netlists and testbenches. As a result you can simulate global or partial layouts for detailed analysis of layout-dependent effects. When used with the Virtuoso Variation Option, you can analyze advanced node variation, high-yield estimation and statistical sensitivity.
Circuit exploration and design
Virtuoso ADE Assembler provides advanced scripting of early-stage tests to ensure you are meeting your targets during the design phase. The tool makes creation of regression tests easy by providing pre-built “run plans”. These plans can be run interactively or with a new script-based language. Virtuoso ADE Assembler supports multiple analysis types including corners, Monte Carlo, and reliability testing. Performing this early-stage analysis across multiple conditions at the same time gives you the chance to significantly increase productivity.
In the simulation process, Virtuoso ADE Assembler performs variation analyses and can automatically identify worst-case and statistically derived corners for a design. The status of your tests can be color coded for easy identification and reporting of pass/fail conditions.
Virtuoso ADE Assembler speeds up design review preparation by integrating design documentation, specifications, measurement results, and waveforms all into one place. The tool is closely integrated with Virtuoso Schematic Editor and Virtuoso Layout Suite, speeding up your test development and debug time of physical effects introduced during layout.
Virtuoso ADE Assembler shares a common data view with the other tools in Cadence’s Virtuoso custom design platform, so designs naturally progress from single tests, to multiple tests, to significant regression testing, greatly simplifying the entire testing process.
Integration with MathWorks MATLAB
The integration with MathWorks MATLAB enables you to accelerate processing of large data sets when verifying custom, RF, and mixed-signal designs.
- Seamlessly share data between the platforms allowing for data mining and efficient analysis improving time to market
- Solve complex data calculations using expert coding knowledge and low-level APIs
Automotive TCL1 Certified for ISO 26262
The industry’s first analog/mixed-signal design implementation and verification flow to achieve “Fit for Purpose - Tool Confidence Level 1 (TCL1)” certification enables you to meet stringent ISO 26262 automotive safety requirements. The flow brings transistor-level designs from creation and simulation through physical implementation and verification using the Virtuoso ADE Product Suite and the Spectre® Circuit Simulation Platform. The Virtuoso ADE Verifier provides design engineers with an integrated means to validate the safety specifications against individual circuit specifications for design confidence. For information on the safety manuals, Tool Confidence Analysis (TCA) documents, and compliance reports from TÜV SÜD, download the Functional Safety Documentation Kits through Cadence Online Support.
Integration with Cloud
Using Virtuoso ADE Cloud, the Virtuoso ADE Assembler creates simulation "packets" that are securely sent to cloud-based machines and simulated by the Spectre APS or Spectre X Simulators. This requires no changes to the design flow and no need to learn new tools. Even IT teams do not need to create a new environment.
Virtuoso ADE Cloud leverages the Cadence Cloudburst™ Platform that is certified for ISO 27001, the international security standard, and has access to the massive compute capacity of a commercial cloud. From the Virtuoso ADE Assembler cockpit:
- Cloud job status can be monitored and controlled
- Simulation scaler results are automatically returned to fill in the datasheet
- Simulation waveform results can be returned to on-premise workstations on-demand
The net result is faster verification turnaround time without having to compromise on the verification coverage.
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