Modeling Languages

Model Language Standards and Encryption: MAST and VHDL-AMS

Applying an effective simulation and analysis strategy requires a modeling language that provides flexibility and depth in describing the physical and behavioral attributes of the real-world components and systems they describe.

Modeling language standards MAST and VHDL-AMS provide for comprehensive simulation and portability to other design teams or companies in the development cycle. The ability to encrypt these models is crucial for protecting intellectual property.

MAST: The Analog, Mixed-Technology and Mixed-Signal HDL for Saber

The MAST Hardware Description Language (HDL) from Synopsys is the defacto industry standard. MAST is the most advanced modeling language available for analog, mixed-signal and mixed-technology applications. Today, MAST has revolutionized the analog simulation industry by providing a methodology in which models can be created, and maintained, by users as well as their IC suppliers, ASIC vendors or EDA tool providers.

  • Create analog, digital or mixed-signal models and designs
  • Integrate multiple technologies, seamlessly
  • Draw on thousands of currently available models
  • Easily exchange models with customers, ASIC vendors and colleagues
  • Perform statistical analysis with built-in features that embed real statistical data into your models

 

VHDL-AMS: The Tool-Agnostic Developing Standard for Automotive and Aerospace

The IEEE 1076.1 language, a hardware description language for the description and the simulation of analog, digital, and mixed-signal systems, is defined in this standard. The language, also informally known as VHDL-AMS, is built on IEEE Std 1076-2008 (VHDL) and extends it with additions and changes to provide capabilities of writing and simulating analog and mixed-signal models.

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