Anasim Corp. / February 2012
Release of pi-fp (and source code) to end-users
Written in C++ and developed in a platform independent development environment (Qt from Nokia®), pi-fp sports an intuitive graphical user interface and 3D interconnect / simulations results visualization. It is the first CAD tool to provide a physical design schematic capture environment as it relates to chip/system power integrity. pi-fp is also the first simulation environment that employs innovative modeling and simulation algorithms (ECD) to include key aspects of power integrity verification in a true-physical manner. In addition to interactive 3D simulation results display, data sets in ASCII form for additional analysis and GNUPLOT scripts for further results visualization are also written out by the software.
pi-fp in its currently released form has been developed entirely by the late Dr. Donald Bennett, Anasim’s co-founder and chief scientist. It was Dr. Bennett’s wish that pi-fp as developed by him be released freely to all for their use, a wish that I am glad to fulfill.
February 4, 2012
Anasim Corp. / June 2010
Continuum (Analog) Analysis of Power Integrity
Power Integrity analysis has traditionally been conducted using lumped, discrete elements and circuits, which lead to approximate models and inaccurate results. In continuum-models based analysis, a chip power grid and distribution network is modeled as a continuous surface, employing distributed models for circuits and capacitance. This not only eliminates the exploding computational complexity for power integrity (PI) analysis in nanoscale chips, it facilitates physical, true-electromagnetic simulations for chips, packages, and 3D assemblies. Continuum-models based analysis is “analog” in the sense that a layer to be analyzed is treated as a spatial potential or voltage continuum, similar to analog signals being time-continuous in nature, as opposed to analyzing discrete elements and their interactions.
Anasim Corp. / March 2010
Anasim’s book “Power Integrity Analysis and Management for Integrated Circuits“, published by Prentice-Hall, is slated to be released in May 2010.
For more information, please visit the PI-Books page on this site. To procure the book, visit Amazon.com through the link box below.
Baton Rouge, LA / October 2008
The full workshop presentation in powerpoint form with animations may be downloaded here.
Singapore / May 2008
Anasim co- founder Raj Nair gave a talk on Software, Nano-Hardware and Energy at NanoEquity Asia 2008 in Singapore. Speaking about technology evolution, Raj predicted that software will take its place as a true manifestation of intelligence, and focusing upon energy and cost efficiency, software will emulate natural processes leading to accelerated evolution in machines aiding life.
The presentation PPT can be downloaded here.
Tokyo / February 2008
Anasim displays its technology in a NanoTech 2008 booth at the invitation of the Saitama Prefecture.
Tampere, FINLAND / November 2007
Raj presented an invited talk on Power Delivery, Integrity Analysis and Management in Nanoscale SoC’s to the SoC 2007 audience at the Tampere Institute of Technology in Tampere, Finland. Anasim’s concepts of true electro-magnetic simulations for power integrity were first disclosed in this venue during his presentation.