Our Tools

Tools of the Trade

Black Forest Engineering takes great care in choosing the tools that aid design and verification.  These tools must stay current with advances in modeling and manufacturing as well as support the packages provided by the foundries.  As our customers’ needs and the requirements of our industry evolve, we continually evaluate all that is critical for us to ensure function, performance, viability and yield for each design we create.


Design and Simulation

  • Cadence Virtuoso & Spectre for schematic capture & mixed signal simulation
  • Silvaco’s SmartSpice & Harmony for mixed signal simulation
  • Silicon Canvas’ LakerAMS for Schematic capture
  • Mentor Graphics’ ModelSIM HDL and digital simulation

Layout & Physical Verification