Mentor buys Berkeley Design Automation
Mentor Graphics has acquired Berkeley Design Automation, a deal which will give the EDA company a sub-micron capability in analogue, mixed-signal, and RF circuit verification technology.
Berkeley Design Automation’s flagship tool is the Analog FastSPICE unified verification platform.
“Tight integration between best-in-class tools, strong foundry partnerships and impeccable engineering work were the criteria used in our decision to acquire BDA,” said Robert Hum, vice president and general manager, DSM division at Mentor.
“When complex analogue and mixed-signal circuits are designed for nanometer geometries, the verification tools must have the capacity, capability and performance to enable designers to predictably and reliably solve increasingly tough verification problems,” said Hum.
The BDA’s AFS Platform will sit alongside Mentor’s analogue and mixed-signal verification tools, Eldo Classic, Eldo Premier, ADit and Questa ADMS.
“BDA has built an outstanding reputation helping nanometer-scale analog, mixed-signal, and RF design teams rigorously verify and characterize leading-edge circuits,” said Ravi Subramanian, president and CEO of Berkeley Design Automation.