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Qorvo introduces QSPICE


Company releases new generation of circuit simulation for power and analogue designers

Qorvo has released QSPICE, a new generation of circuit simulation software designed to provides power and analogueue designers higher levels of design productivity through improved simulation speed, functionality and reliability.

In addition to advancing the state of the art in analogue simulation technology, QSPICE allows designers to simulate complex digital circuits and algorithms. Its unique combination of modern schematic capture and fast mixed-mode simulation make it the ideal tool to solve the increasingly complex hardware and software challenges faced by today’s system designers.

“QSPICE enables an entirely new generation of mixed-mode circuit simulation,” said Jeff Strang, general manager for Qorvo’s power management business. “In the past, power designers relied on analogue circuits and silicon power switches. Today, digital control and compound semiconductors are common elements of advanced power designs. Whether an engineer is developing AI algorithms for EV battery charging, optimising a Qorvo pulsed-radar power supply or evaluating the newest SiC FETs, QSPICE is the perfect platform for innovation.”

Qorvo’s QSPICE is available free of charge and offers numerous enhancements over legacy analogue modelling tools. These improvements include:

• Complete support for advanced analogue and digital system simulations, such as those used in AI and machine-learning applications.

• An upgraded simulation engine that uses advanced numerical methods and is optimised for modern computing hardware, including a GPU-rendered user interface and SSD-aware memory management, to provide dramatically higher speed and accuracy.

• Reduced overall runtimes and a 100 percent completion rate, based on Qorvo benchmark tests with a suite of challenging test circuits. This compares to a failure rate of up to 15 percent with these same test circuits using other popular SPICE simulators.

• Availability of a regularly updated QSPICE model library featuring Qorvo’s SiC and advanced power management solutions, making it easy for customers to evaluate and design with Qorvo power.

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