Keysight Launches Advanced Analytics Software to Speed Up Semiconductor Design Validation

Keysight Technologies has introduced the PathWave Waveform Analytics Software, an edge-to-cloud computing application that improves anomaly detection and reduces data storage costs in pre-silicon validation using machine learning algorithms. The automotive, IoT, and mobile devices markets are growing rapidly. These markets need to leverage design thinking and innovative technology to enable semiconductor design engineers to quickly develop products that are robust, reliable, and secure against malicious intrusions while reducing power consumption.

Keysight's PathWave Waveform Analytics is an advanced analytics software solution that includes a new data compression technology that enables long-duration waveform compression, high-resolution playback, and analysis exceeding several terabytes of data. Built-in machine learning improves the discovery of voltage and current anomalies, as well as transient trends captured by the waveforms.

Key Features and Benefits of Keysight's PathWave Waveform Analytics:
  • Shortens analysis time in pre-silicon validation with patented machine learning algorithms that identify anomalies and outliers
  • Reduces overall project costs by debugging in pre-silicon, which saves time in the costly post-silicon validation phase
  • Improves design reliability with pre-and post-processing algorithms that accurately detect voltage and current spikes on power and signal waveforms

Highly power-efficient semiconductors require robust, reliable, and secure analytics during design qualification. Keysight's innovative big-data waveform analytics solutions enable those semiconductor designers to automate design analysis, improving the productivity of those tasks by up to 90 percent, thus accelerating their companies' time-to-market opportunity.

Keysight's PathWave Waveform Analytics also Enables Designers to:
  • Identify outlier waveform shapes via a high level view into clustering results
  • Analyze data in high resolution with hierarchical clustering for multi-level drill down
  • Query and analyze any portion of the big vector data or waveform that was captured and stored
  • Respond quickly as minimum data is transferred between the edge computer and the server
  • View an unlimited number of channels on a single dashboard, with options to pin or move the waveform in the interested channel for comparison
  • Perform multiple dimensional comparisons and fine-tune the waveforms for analysis

Click here for more information on Keysight’s PathWave Waveform Analytics Software.