Audio IC Development Tools are the tools used to create innovative audio Integrated Circuits (ICs). These tools can include software for audio-specific design such as circuit simulators, synthesis tools, DSP tools, audio IC layout and PDK tools, and other audio IC design software. They are used to develop custom, cost-efficient audio ICs for applications such as consumer electronics, portable media players, professional audio systems, automotive audio, and more. Development tools also enable design engineers to quickly bring their ideas to fruition, both quickly and accurately. By having access to Audio IC Development Tools, audio engineers can create better sound quality from their audio ICs and, as a result, deliver better customer experience.