Combined software solution enhances and speeds up the analysis, modelling and optimization of RF circuits
SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 4, 2012 — MunEDA today announced that it and Agilent Technologies Inc. have integrated MunEDA’s software product WiCkeDTM for circuit porting, analysis and optimization with Agilent’s GoldenGate RFIC simulation and analysis software to enhance and speed up the analysis, modelling and optimization of RF circuits.
The integrated solution is now available for customer use. It will be presented by MunEDA and Agilent at the 2012 Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco, June 4-6, as well as at the MunEDA User Group Meeting 2012 in Munich, October 18-19.
WiCkeD is a comprehensive and powerful software tool suite from MunEDA for the sizing (including porting), analysis, modelling, optimization, and verification of analog/mixed-signal and full-custom digital circuit designs and IP libraries.
Agilent GoldenGate RFIC simulation and analysis software is the most trusted simulation, verification and analysis solution available for integrated RF circuit design. Its unique simulation algorithms enable full characterization of complete transceivers prior to tape-out. Frequency- and time-domain techniques are used to accurately verify the most complex RFIC-Wireless design performance.
According to Juergen Hartung, RFIC product marketing and foundry program manager with Agilent EEsof EDA, “MunEDA’s high-end EDA tools for analysis, modelling, porting, and sizing perfectly complement our GoldenGate trusted simulation, verification and analysis solution for integrated RF designs. This solution will enable our customers to confidently develop leading-edge RF products at advanced nodes.”
Michael Pronath, vice president of products and solutions at MunEDA, explains, "We are proud to cooperate with Agilent EEsof EDA, the global leader in RF and high-frequency EDA simulation tools. Besides GoldenGate’s proven performance to handle complex RF circuit simulations, our customers will also resonate with its parallel simulation license to make massive verification runs affordable.”
Major customer benefits of the integration include:
- Integrated simulation and sizing environment for high-sensitive, high-performance and high-frequency RF circuits
- Circuit reliability and performance increased by 5x-10x
- Reduced design time and effort, and significantly improved design quality
- The ability to detect design failures before tape-out and going to fab
- Helps users avoid expensive re-spins and re-designs, reduces fab-runs
- Helps users achieve high design yield/robustness and profits
For customer reference cases and more information see user testimonials and presentations at the MunEDA User Group Meeting (MUGM) http://www.muneda.com/User-Group-Meetings or www.agilent.com/find/eesof-goldengate.
Agilent EEsof and MunEDA also cooperate in the FP7 project SMAC – Smart Systems Co-Design Project (Reference No.: 288827) with further industry and academic partners. For more information about the FP7 SMAC project visit www.fp7-smac.org.
MunEDA develops and licenses EDA tools and solutions that analyze, model, optimize and verify the performance, robustness and yield of analog, mixed-signal and digital circuits. Leading semiconductor companies rely on MunEDA’s WiCkeD™ tool suite – the industry’s most comprehensive range of advanced circuit analysis solutions – to reduce circuit design time and achieve maximum yield in their communications, computer, memory, automotive and consumer electronics designs. Founded in 2001, MunEDA is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA (MunEDA Inc.), and leading EDA distributors in the U.S., Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Scandinavia, and other countries worldwide. For more information, please visit MunEDA at www.muneda.com.
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