Cadence and MathWorks: new capabilities between MATLAB and Virtuoso platform
Cadence Design Systems has expanded its partnership with MathWorks through a new integration between the Cadence Virtuoso Analog Design Environment Product Suite and MATLAB, enabling customers to accelerate processing of large data sets when verifying custom, RF and mixed-signal designs. With this integration, 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.
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.
Furthermore, the collaboration allows customers of the Virtuoso ADE product suite and the Cadence Spectre Circuit Simulator to utilize MATLAB scripts to analyze specialized RF-based measurements. These scripts have been refined over the past decade, and can be used for post-simulation data mining and creating complex analysis plots, such as constellation plots, for detecting poor signal quality after demodulation in communications systems.