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Mar 31st, 2008, 3:28am
Dear all,

does  anyone have experience using FineSim (Magma DA) as FastSPICE simulator?
Is it accurate for analog/mixed-signal? How would you compare it to HSIM/Nanosim/Ultrasim/...?

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Re: FineSim
Reply #1 - Apr 17th, 2008, 10:16pm
FineSim Spice is a spice simulator, it works very well for top level simulation on small to average analog/mixed-signal circuits, ~ 200K-300K devices, especially if the mixed signal design has very high content of analog. I haven't try on designs with higher transistor count yet. The accuracy is at full spice accuracy level.

If you are running with parallel processing using 4-8 core system, it will be a few times faster than a typical fast spice simulator. It's fully compatible with Hspice and doesn't require much setup. The default works fine for most analog circuits.

In general Hsim/NanoSim/UltraSim are more suitable for large mixed-signal designs with high digital content, post layout verification and memory.

I hope this will help.
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