AWR launched Version 2009 of their Analog Office high-frequency analog and RFIC design software. Analog Office Version 2009 includes AWR’s patent-pending multi-rate harmonic balance (MRHB) technology, which increases the speed and reduces the computer memory required to perform steady-state analysis of complex multi-tone designs such as those found in receivers and transmitters with multiple stages of upconversion and downconversion.
Analog Office Version 2009 Features
- Automated Circuit Extraction (ACE)
Improved extraction flow using frequency-domain interconnect modeling technology along with more traditional RLCK extraction.
- Extract Flow with AXIEM
For very-high-frequency designs, the same layout can be effortlessly extracted to AXIEM software for full-wave 3D planar electromagnetic characterization.
PowerDRC/LVS technology provides fast, accurate, affordable physical verification solutions for analog and mixed signal design and is now integrated into Analog Office software as an add-on module.
As a founding member of the Interoperable PDK Library (IPL) alliance, AWR supports open access (OA) process design kits (PDKs) and layout views that enable an interoperable design flow among EDA vendors.
- Sapphicon PDKs
Comprehensive PDKs are now available for Sapphicon Semiconductor’s advanced 0.25-µm RF complementary metal oxide semiconductor (RF CMOS) silicon-on-sapphire processes.
Analog Office Version 2009 also offers AWR’s AXIEM 3D planar EM technology, which now supports 64-bit operating systems, multi-core PCs and shape pre-processing algorithms that decrease solution time for complex geometries. Version 2009 of Analog Office software is part of the AWR Design Environment (AWRDE), which is now shipping.
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