14 June 2011

UMS expands EM analysis support using Agilent’s ADS 2011 EDA software

United Monolithic Semiconductors (UMS), which designs and produces RF, microwave and millimeter-wave components and ICs for the telecom, space, defense, automotive and ISM sectors at its facilities in Orsay, France and Ulm, Germany, has announced the availability of the majority of its design kits for various process technologies for use Advanced Design System (ADS) 2011.01 electronic design automation (EDA) software, which was released in March by Agilent Technologies Inc of Santa Clara, CA, USA.

“Agilent worked closely with us to make sure our PDKs now support complete EM [electromagnetic] analysis,” says Eric Leclerc, manager of UMS’ foundry business department. “This is a key requirement of most of our customers that use ADS for their MMIC designs support, the kit itself being a major step forward in simulation accuracy, validation, and ease of use,” he adds.

“In addition to circuit simulation, EM analysis has become the norm when simulating and verifying MMIC/RFIC designs,” says Juergen Hartung, foundry program manager of Agilent’s EEsof EDA division (which supplies EDA software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system-level, circuit, 3D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications). “This past year we collaborated with UMS to enable advanced EM analysis natively within its kits by leveraging the latest ADS 2011 product enhancements. The new kits work seamlessly with ADS 2011, as well as ADS 2009 Update 1,” he adds. 

The UMS PDKs support a complete ADS front-to-back-end MMIC design flow with scalable devices, dedicated EM analysis, native design rule checker (DRC), and the latest layout capabilities in ADS 2011.

“With these kits, our customers can enjoy the industry’s most comprehensive multi-technology design platform using Momentum, the industry-leading 3D planar EM simulator, as well as our integrated full 3D FEM engine, industry-proven Design-for-Manufacturing (DFM) capabilities inside ADS, and the recently upgraded DRC,” says Hartung.

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