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Spectre RF Option 

Fast and accurate RF analyses

The Spectre RF Option provides a comprehensive set of analyses and high-performance verification of highly complex RF integrated circuits.

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The Cadence® Spectre® RF Option provides numerous analyses built on silicon-proven simulation engines in both the time and frequency domain. The choice of engines with automated set-up gives you the flexibility to tackle verification of linear and non-linear RF circuits. The wide range of analyses enables verification of broad RF-IC types, including mixers, transceivers, power amplifiers, dividers, switched capacitors, filters, and phase-locked loops (PLLs).

The Spectre RF Option supports extensive noise and distortion analysis capabilities. It also provides application-centric analysis, such as wireless analysis for system-level performance evaluation using standard-compliant signal sources. The tight integration into the Virtuoso® Analog Design Environment enables exhaustive simulation with set-up of multiple tests for multiple conditions.

  • Harmonic balance and Shooting Newton engines for high-performance simulation of linear and non-linear RF circuits
  • Enables robust RF circuit verification with a comprehensive set of analyses
  • Wireless analysis with a powerful fast envelope modeling technology, standard-compliant sources, and automated set-up and post-processing
  • RF transmission line library allows verification of the RF design in context of on- and off-chip passive circuitry
  • Advanced S-parameter simulation with Broadband SPICE® technology