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15 December 2022

Hamamatsu Photonics adopts Siemens’ mPower digital software

Siemens Digital Industries Software of Plano, TX, USA says that Japan-based Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has adopted Siemens’ mPower digital software for the power integrity analysis of its next generation of optical semiconductor devices.

Hamamatsu Photonics provides products such as photodiodes, photo ICs, image sensors, infrared detection devices and LEDs – all of which support multiple wavelength ranges (e.g. infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-ray, high-energy). The products are widely used in many applications, including the scientific measurement, medical and automotive markets.

“Power integrity analysis is a critical technology for us, because our optical IC products need to achieve extremely high performance and reliability in order to meet stringent functionality requirements,” says Masaaki Matsubara, manager for the second design group, Design Center, Solid State Division. “Siemens’ mPower digital software is our best option for improving IC performance and reliability. Our designers use the mPower solution to analyze their designs at early stages of development, and the software definitely helps to optimize the power source design faster.”

Introduced last year, Siemens’ mPower solution aids customers to more quickly and accurately perform sign-off analysis of the power, electro-migration and IR-drop performance of integrated circuits, helping them to confirm that their as-implemented design will meet performance and reliability targets when manufactured.

Siemens says that its mPower digital software provides power integrity analysis with high accuracy through fast and efficient distributed processing. Featuring an intuitive graphical user interface for optimal ease-of-use, the solution supports analysis across the IC design process, from initial concept design to design sign-off, helping users to create better designs with no compromise in quality or speed. For optimal reliability and IC traceability, mPower also integrates seamlessly with Siemens’ Calibre RVE software, which is part of its Calibre platform for IC physical verification.

“As image sensors grow in size and complexity, it becomes both harder and more critical to verify the power integrity of these very large designs,” notes Joe Davis, senior director for Interfaces and EM/IR Product Management for Siemens EDA. “Hammamatsu Photonics quickly determined that the mPower solution provides the capacity, performance and integration that they need in order to bring high-performance, high-resolution sensors to the market, and we look forward to working with them as they bring more advanced designs to the market.”

Tags: Optoelectronic