The Gold Standard for Accurate Circuit Simulation

HSPICE is the industry's "gold standard" for accurate circuit simulation and offers foundry-certified MOS device models with state-of-the-art simulation and analysis algorithms. With over 25 years of successful design tapeouts, HSPICE is the industry's most trusted and comprehensive circuit simulator.


  • For on chip simulation: Analog designs, RF design, custom digital design, standard cell design and characterization, memory design and characterization, and device model development.
  • For off chip signal integrity simulation: Silicon to package to board to backplane analysis and simulation
  • Simulation environment

Design Challenges
As IC geometries continue to shrink, the need for an accurate circuit simulator is critical. Designers require a highly accurate circuit simulator to precisely predict the timing, power consumption, functionality, and yield of their designs. As board and package speeds increase, designers need to employ increasingly accurate signal integrity analysis.



  • Accuracy
    • Gold standard for accurate circuit simulation.
    • Extensive model support of the most accurate and expansive set of industry-standard and proprietary simulation models.

  • Performance
    • HSPICE just got faster again! Synopsys has made HSPICE a performance leader on both single- and multicore computers
    • Significant speed up for cell characterization applications, large extracted netlists, signal integrity, and 65 nm designs.

  • Design for Yield - Process Variability and Device Reliability Simulation
    • Process & Interconnect Variation – Models both device and interconnect variation
    • Variation Block - powerful and flexible mechanism for defining process variation effects.
    • AC & DCMatch - efficient statistical simulation for local parameter mismatch effects.
    • "Smart" Monte Carlo - all-purpose statistical simulation that runs several times faster than tradition Monte Carlo techniques.
    • MOSRA device reliability analysis – simulate HCI and NBTI device aging effects
  • Board and Package Design Integrity Analysis
    • Enhanced W-elements and S-parameters to model signal integrity issues and support SI Analysis.
    • Support for massive 500 port S-parameters

  • RF and High Speed Simulation
    • Best RF Simulator for PLL and VCO applications
    • Most Accurate RF Simulator
    • Fastest RF Simulator
    • High Capacity RF Simulator, 10000+ transistors with both Harmonic Balance and Shooting Newton algorithms
    • Comprehensive solution simulates low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers, filters, AGC circuits, oscillators, mixers, multipliers, modulators, demodulators, and VCOs.

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