- Integrated smart EM modeling interface
- Multiple EM and RC extraction solvers
- Novel layout conditioning and pre-processing capabilities prior to running solvers
- Automatic creation of smart extracted view prepares your design for circuit simulation
- Allows you to maintain a golden layout schematic view throughout your RFIC or RF module design and signoff flow
The integration of multiple electromagnetic (EM) solvers into the Cadence® Virtuoso® RF Solution design environment automates hours of manual work required to run critical passive component and interconnects, enabling engineers to run multiple design experiments in a fraction of the time. With the Edit-in-Concert layout technology, you can edit your layout across design domains. EM analysis can be performed on all design fabrics and across fabrics using a common interface and use model.
Designers can choose the best EM solver for their design, including:
The Clarity 3D Solver is a 3D EM simulation software tool, integrated into the Virtuoso RF design platform, for analyzing critical interconnects across PCBs, IC packages, and IC designs. Its industry-leading distributed multiprocessing technology delivers virtually unlimited capacity and 10X speed required to efficiently and effectively address these larger and more complex structures. It creates highly accurate S-parameter models for use in signal integrity (SI), power integrity (PI), and RF circuit simulation, enabling simulation results that can match lab measurement.
The AWR® AXIEM EM analysis software, integrated into the Virtuoso RF design platform, provides fast solver technology that readily addresses passive structures and transmission lines with more than 100K unknowns. Whether characterizing and optimizing passive components on chip or on SiP module, AXIEM analysis has the accuracy, capacity, and speed designers need to ensure correct the first time.
The Quantus Extraction Solution can be employed for areas within designs where a parasitic extraction or an RLC type extraction are valid and can be used quickly. The extractions can be easily maintained within the schematic and provide a more accurate RF solution overall.
At the IC level, our advanced EM simulation tool, Cadence® EMX® Planar 3D Solver, allows designers to accurately and efficiently simulate large RF circuit blocks, characterize the behavior of passive components, and analyze the parasitics due to interconnect. The easy-to-use EMX Solver shortens design cycles and helps bring to market substantially better products with less risk. It seamlessly integrates with the Cadence Virtuoso® and Spectre® platforms. The simulator has been extensively used by foundries as the “golden” reference tool for IC characterization of passive components.
Module Layout with Edit-in-Concert️ Technology
Use Virtuoso RF Solution to implement a multi-chip module. Work in a schematic-driven and connectivity-driven flow by capturing the multi-chip-module (SiP) logic connectivity using Virtuoso Schematic Editor. Enable a co-design layout flow using Virtuoso Layout Suite and interoperability with SiP Layout Option.