Revolutionising system design with AI-driven optimisation system

15-06-2022 | Cadence | New Technologies

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. offers the Cadence Optimality Intelligent System Explorer, enabling multi-disciplinary analysis and optimisation of electronic systems. After revolutionising simulation and providing several products with breakthrough performance and accuracy, it focused on optimisation, offering the disruptive Cadence Cerebrus Intelligent Chip Explorer and now Optimality Explorer. Employing similar AI technology as used in Cadence Cerebrus to deliver groundbreaking results, it provides optimised designs on average 10X quicker than conventional manual methods, with up to a 100X speedup offered on some designs. Optimality Explorer additionally extends its system analysis leadership by offering to market an industry first: an AI-driven, MDAO-enabled in-design multiphysics system analysis solution.

Cadence’s Clarity 3D Solver for 3D electromagnetic analysis and Sigrity X technologies for high-speed signal integrity and power integrity analyses are the first its multiphysics system analysis software products to adopt Optimality Explorer. With Optimality Explorer, Clarity and Sigrity X solvers can greatly enhance designers’ productivity and efficiency by allowing design teams to examine the whole design space and quickly and efficiently converge on the optimal design.

“For years, optimisation at the system level has been extremely inefficient based on a human-intensive workflow of design/prototype/test/refine and eventual manufacturing,” said Ben Gu, vice president of R&D for the Multiphysics System Analysis Business Unit at Cadence. “With Optimality Explorer’s MDAO capability, it’s now possible to perform system-level optimisation, from the IC to the package, the PCB and the system, in a fraction of the time and with Cadence’s signature gold-standard accuracy.”


By Nigel Seymour

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