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3D FEM EM simulation included in Microwave Office circuit design software

Posted: 02 Nov 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:circuit design software? 3D FEM EM simulation? Analyst? MMIC?

AWR Corp. has commercially released Analyst, a full featured, 3D electromagnetic (EM) industry standard finite element method (FEM) simulator that is completely integrated into AWR's Microwave Office circuit simulation environment. According to the company, the solution effectively makes 3D FEM EM analysis as straightforward as a mouse click.

The ability to perform 3D EM analysis on interconnects commonly found within high-frequency ICs like microwave monolithic ICs (MMICs), RFICs and microwave ICs as well as packages, boards and modules is the driving force behind Analyst being tightly and fully integrated into the AWR Design Environment. Analyst benefits circuit designers who need to rely upon 3D FEM EM analysis for both the design and verification of their circuits prior to manufacture. It is now possible to seamlessly include 3D EM simulation in critical circuit simulations such as optimisation, tuning, sensitivity and yield analysis, and even non-linear circuit simulation using harmonic balance. Analyst's ease-of-use and minimal simulation setup time coupled with the elimination of manual drawing means maximum EM accuracy with minimal overhead.

Typical applications for Analyst include MMIC, RFIC and MIC on-chip passive components, RF PCB, module and packaging interconnect, finite dielectrics (IC packaging/PCB edges/inhomogeneous boards) and hierarchical designs (SoC, SiP).

The commercial release of Analyst 2012 is available now.

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