Cadence and MathWorks accelerate data mining and analytics in RF design

May 18, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Cadence Design Systems, Inc., has expanded its partnership with MathWorks through a new integration between the Cadence® Virtuoso® Analog Design Environment (ADE) Product Suite and MATLAB®, enabling customers to accelerate processing of large data sets when verifying custom, RF and mixed-signal designs.

Now designers can take advantage of existing MATLAB scripts and seamlessly share data between the Virtuoso and MATLAB platforms, allowing for data mining and efficient analysis in either platform. This improved connection is intended to decrease time to market when compared to traditional methods.

By working together, and with customers, Cadence and MathWorks created a tight integration between the Virtuoso ADE and MATLAB tools to offer IC designers several new benefits. Using MATLAB's toolboxes and language, designers can easily create and solve complex data calculations that would have previously taken hours to solve using expert coding knowledge and low-level APIs. Now, this data analysis can be performed in either tool, or split between the two, allowing customers to pick the most efficient manner to get the calculations and answers.

"As system-on-chip designs continue to grow in complexity, it becomes more challenging to analyze the large amount of simulation data that is created during the design and verification process," said Roy Lurie, vice president of engineering, MATLAB products. "By integrating MATLAB with the Virtuoso ADE Product Suite, we have jointly enabled IC designers to analyze and visualize their simulation results in either solution. This can significantly decrease the amount of time engineers spend analyzing their results, decreasing time to market."