New Cadence and MATLAB Integration to Accelerate Data Mining for RF Applications

Cadence Design Systems and MathWorks have extended their partnership through a new integration between the Virtuoso Analog Design Environment (ADE) Product Suite and MATLAB. The integration will now enable customers to accelerate processing of large data sets when verifying custom, RF and mixed-signal designs. Designers can now 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. The improved connection is intended to decrease time to market when compared to traditional methods.

Cadence and MathWorks have 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.

Furthermore, the collaboration allows customers of the Virtuoso ADE Product Suite and the Cadence Spectre Circuit Simulator to utilize MATLAB scripts to analyze specialized radio frequency (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.

In support of their System Design Enablement initiative, Cadence has created a unique design flow from system through chip implementation and verification using the industry’s two leading design and analysis platforms: the Virtuoso ADE Product Suite and MATLAB software. Customers who design automotive ICs, RF communication systems or the latest IoT devices can now harness the power of the Cadence and MathWorks integration to simplify the exchange of data and boost analytics capabilities. Together with the previously announced PSpice and MATLAB integration, Cadence has expanded the System Design Enablement offering and connected two key tools to the world’s leading modeling tool.