Cadence Design Systems announces the first offerings in its kits approach to addressing customer needs. The Cadence® AMS Methodology Kit enables analog mixed-signal (AMS) designers of wireless, wired and consumer electronics devices to achieve short, predictable design cycles while creating reusable AMS blocks. Built upon the Virtuoso® custom design platform with links to the Encounter® digital IC design platform and the Incisive® functional verification platform, the Cadence AMS Methodology Kit enables a more productive top-down, bottom-up design methodology. The components of this kit address the productivity challenges which affect the predictability and risk of AMS design: namely fragmented analog, digital, and verification design processes; parasitic effects in AMS; multiple power supplies; and AMS design migration and reuse.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.