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The China Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards was established to recognize individuals, companies and technologies that have made profound impacts in the overall China electronics industry each year. Joining with the industry prestigious names like ARM and TI, Cadence Virtuoso AMS Designer won the 2012 Best EDA product award. Five candidates were nominated for this award including Cadence. The award was presented to Cadence at the 17th IIC China Conference in Shenzhen on Feb. 23, 2012.
AMS Designer is a mixed-signal simulation tool for the design and verification of analog, RF, memory, and mixed-signal SoCs. It is recognized as the most mature mixed-signal simulation tool by the fast-growing electronic designer community around the world. However, that is not the main reason for winning this award. As stated by the mission of this award, AMS Designer was selected as the winner for its recent innovations in areas like wreal (real number) modeling, simulation support for SoC mixed-signal verification, and power aware simulation for mixed-signal designs with power management features. AMS Designer has demonstrated productivity gains and additional verification capabilities in product design.
Congratulations to the Cadence China Team and the AMS Designer team!