Power integrity analysis for analog, digital and mixed-signal IC

September 30, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Power integrity analysis for analog, digital and mixed-signal IC
mPower helps IC designers dramatically boost quality, enhance reliability and speed time to market through accelerated power integrity analysis cycles.

Siemens Digital Industries Software has entered the fast-growing IC power analysis market with its mPower™ power integrity software for analog, digital and mixed signal IC designs. Available now, mPower is the industry’s first and only IC power integrity verification software to provide virtually unlimited scalability for analog, digital, and mixed signal ICs, enabling comprehensive power, electromigration (EM) and voltage drop (IR) analysis for even the largest IC designs.

mPower software delivers power integrity analysis for all versions of 2D designs, in addition to 2.5/3D IC implementations at any scale, and it easily integrates into existing design flows. Using mPower, IC designers can more quickly and thoroughly verify that their designs meet power-related design goals — capabilities that can help IC customers dramatically boost quality, enhance reliability and speed time to market.

For analog IC designers, mPower replaces rough static analysis and SPICE simulation of select nets with an innovative, dynamic solution that delivers highly accurate, simulation-based EM/IR analysis on the largest blocks and chips. Customers using mPower have seen overall runtime improvements versus their current solution, ranging from 2X faster to actually completing first-pass EM/IR analysis of large analog IP blocks, which was previously impossible.

“Siemens’ mPower allows us to do something we have never been able to do before,” said Dr. Paolo Miliozzi, vice president of SoC Design and Technology at MaxLinear. “And that is to assess EM/IR during tapeout of large analog circuits with confidence.” 


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