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TriQuint rolls out ADS kits for pHEMT processes

Posted: 10 Jun 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:triquint semiconductor? advanced design system? ads? design kit? phemt?

TriQuint Semiconductor, a GaAs Foundry Services provider, announced the availability of new Advanced Design System (ADS) design kits for seven of the widely-utilized pHEMT processes available.

The new kits contain sets of scalable passive and active elements for four 0.25?m pHEMT processes, the 0.15?m LN-pHEMT process, the 0.5?m pHEMT process and the 0.5?m HFET process, and offer improved accuracy and customer convenience compared to those previously available.

"Our customers benefit by being able to design their MMICs with more accuracy and convenience in a shorter period of time than with the prior baseline foundry kits," said Eli Reese, director of Design Engineering at TriQuint. "ADS is an important toolset to support, exhibiting the widest usage in our customer base and within TriQuint."

The kits target the latest version of Agilent Technologies' Advanced Design System (ADS), taking advantage of the program's simulation, schematic and layout synchronization capability, as well as the ADS Design Rule Checker module.

Karen Johnson, TriQuint Semiconductor Foundry Engineering Manager, said, "We've had a long working relationship with Agilent. The ADS design kits install easily and without problems, so our customers can start designing right away. With the DRC capability, customers have the added advantage of checking that their design meets the layout rules, which leads to decreased cycle time and a more producible design."

The design kits feature the 0.25?m mmW-pHEMT-3MI, 0.25?m mmW-pHEMT-2MI, 0.25?m XKu-pHEMT-3MI, 0.25?m Ku-pHEMT-2MI, 0.15?m LN-pHEMT, 0.5?m pHEMT-2MI and 0.5?m HFET-2MI processes. They offer integrated microstrip lines, scalable capacitors (series and shunt) and resistors, pads, vias and several types of active devices (FETs, switch FETs, and diodes) at multiple biases.

The kits are a subset of the essential components and tools from the fully integrated and automated MASC (MMIC Artwork and Schematic Capture) Library, which was released by TriQuint in 1998.

For more details about the processes, visit the TriQuint website.

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