Concept Engineering of Frieburg, Germany has released SpiceVision PRO, an extended version of SpiceVision, the company's interactive visualization tool for chip designers who need to debug and analyse Spice circuits and models.
As well as handling an unlimited number of components, SpiceVision PRO comes with 64-bit support, a high-speed database that handles larger designs and fast access to pre-compiled designs, and a tcl-based UserWare application programming interface (API) that enables users to customize the product.
Users can write their own electrical rule checkers (ERCs) and statistical reports, and create their own report files based on analysis tasks that they have defined via UserWare.
SpiceVision PRO fits into an electronic design automation (EDA) environment where Spice design files are used to verify circuit behaviour. It produces transistor-level schematics from complex Spice descriptions and helps engineers visualize the parasitic effects within complex deep-submicron designs. Using Concept Engineering's transistor-level schematic engine, SpiceVision PRO generates schematics from pure SPICE connectivity information.
SpiceVision PRO is available for Solaris 32 and 64 bit workstations from Sun, as well as 32 bit HPUX, Linux, and Windows workstations.