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Shiva Multisystems Corp.

Circuit simulation


SX series of turnkey systems dedicated to electronic circuit simulation. The systems accurately simulate IC performance 100 times faster than a VAX-11/780 running SPICE2, and twice as fast as a similarly equipped Cray-I supercomputer, according to the company.
The SX series incorporates Power-SPICE, a circuit simulation software package that uses advanced multilevel relaxation algorithms to ensure convergence and fast simulations; SPICEngine, a proprietary accelerator hardware that speeds up the computation-intensive portions of PowerSPICE; and multiple National Semiconductor 32032 processors running in parallel.

  • Founded by: Steven Heinz in 1984
  • HQ: Menlo Park, CA, USA
  • Known for: SPICE, circuit simulation, analog
  • Type: Company