Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announces that the Cadence® Analog Mixed Signal (AMS) Methodology Kit has been adopted by Freescale Semiconductor. Freescale has adopted the AMS Methodology Kit to leverage key capabilities of advanced AMS technologies, flows and methodologies. By using the Cadence Kit as their baseline methodology, Freescale can more quickly capture and globally deploy, internally developed world-class design flow capabilities. "The Cadence AMS Methodology Kit will give us the opportunity to apply proven and tested mixed-signal design examples to some of the complex problems we encounter when integrating analog and digital circuits into an IC," said Ross Hirschi, director of Methodology and Flow Development at Freescale Semiconductor. "We anticipate that the verified methodologies within this Cadence Kit will help us document and deploy leading-edge mixed-signal methodologies at higher level of productivity than before."