Toumaz, a provider of ultra-low power wireless technologies, has chosen Berkeley Design Automation's Analog FastSpice (AFS) platform for RF block characterization and full-circuit transceiver verification.

The AFS platform is a nanometer circuit verification platform for analog, RF, mixed-signal and custom digital circuits.

The AFS Platform uses silicon-accurate device noise analysis for circuit characterization and delivers near-linear performance scaling with the number of cores.

For large circuits, it delivers >10M-element capacity and co-simulation with Verilog simulators.

Toumaz IC design head Alan Wong said they use the full-spectrum AFS RF periodic noise analysis for characterizing their post-layout RF blocks and the simulation results are within 1-2dB of silicon measurements.

Berkeley Design Automation president and CEO Ravi Subramanian said the full- circuit transceiver verification and full-spectrum RF block characterization that the AFS Platform delivers enable Toumaz to meet their design quality and time-to-market objectives.