Asahi Kasei Microdevices Selects Helic’s Tools for Their Advanced RF and Analog Mixed-Signal Design Flow

By Helic Inc, PRNE
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO and TOKYO, July 7, 2011 -

Helic Inc., the technology leader in EDA solutions for RF and
high-speed IC design and Asahi Kasei Microdevices, proudly announce
that Asahi Kasei Microdevices, a leading provider of RF and
mixed-signal IC’s for consumer, automotive and communications
applications has selected Helic’s VeloceRF™ and VeloceRaptor/X™ to
be part of their advanced RF and Analog Mixed-Signal design

Helic’s VeloceRF™ features a unique PCell synthesis engine that
generates DRC and DFM-correct inductor layouts according to
designer specifications. Moreover, VeloceRF™ brings a complete
solution for achieving an optimal floorplan, enabling silicon area
reduction by optimizing inductor sizes and device clearance. The
tool assists de-risking of the design from electromagnetic effects,
by allowing the incorporation of mutual inductance and EM coupling
parasitics in post-layout simulation. VeloceRaptor/X™ is a
breakthrough RLCK modeling tool with unparalleled capacity and
speed suitable for integrated passives such as transmission lines,
interconnects, digital high-speed lines, spiral inductive devices
and metal-insulator-metal (MIM) capacitors.

Toshikazu Suzuki, LSI Design & Development Center General
Manager at Asahi Kasei Microdevices said that “We were looking for
solutions to meet our critical need for complex spiral inductor
design and accurate modeling. The advanced inductor synthesis
capabilities and accurancy of VeloceRF perfectly matched our
requirements. Moreover, the Pcell flexibility as well as the fast
and accurate modeling of coupling parasitics enable us to reduce
the size of our layouts and come up with compact, optimized floor
plans.  VeloceRaptor/X’s ease of use and unparalleled modeling
capacity makes it an ideal solution for extracting RLCK parasitics
from complex layouts featuring custom devices, t-line networks and
power grids.”

“We are very excited that Asahi Kasei Microdevices, a leading
supplier of complex mixed-signal and RF ICs, has selected VeloceRF
and VeloceRaptor/X for their circuit design and verification
environment. Asahi Kasei Microdevices is renowed for their
high-performance, high-integration and low-power designs and we are
very proud to help them with our tools foray the high-end wireless
market “, said Yorgos Koutsoyannopoulos, CEO of Helic.

About Helic

Helic, Inc. develops disruptive EDA technologies for RFIC and
high-speed SoC design. We provide our customers with a
comprehensive offering combining design tools, silicon IP and
applications support, greatly reducing the development cycles of
chips for wireless communications, broadband networking, PCs,
tablets and other segments. We provide technology for rapid
electromagnetics modeling, RF component synthesis, and signal
integrity of silicon ICs and Systems-in-Package. Our solutions have
been adopted by several major semiconductor companies since

Helic is headquartered at 101 Montgomery Street, suite 2650, San
Francisco, CA
94104. For additional information please visit href="">

Press Contact: Nikolas Provatas, T: +1-866-994 3542

will not be displayed