Data conversion IC development tools are a set of products and applications that enable integrated circuit (IC) designers to create high-performance data conversion circuits for a wide range of applications. These tools enable engineers to simulate, analyze and optimize their designs. They also provide a means to test, debug and validate the circuit’s functionality before committing to fabrication. These tools can be used to develop analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs) for a variety of applications, such as audio/video, RF communications, automotive, measurement, industrial and medical. Furthermore, these tools provide an efficient and cost-effective means to bring a data conversion project to fruition.