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10x Faster Planar 3-D Electromagnetic Simulation
“The cumulative effect of our EM technology improvements means our customers can use our Momentum simulator for accurate, interactive design, and not just for limited sign-off verification,” said Jan Van-Hese, EM R&D project manager with Agilent’s EEsof EDA division. “The 10x speed improvement and meshing accuracy makes EM problem-solving possible for even very large and complex designs.”
Momentum is the planar 3-D electromagnetic simulator in ADS 2008. Significant enhancements to its speed and capacity for analyzing large multigigabit serial-link signal integrity, RFIC and RF module design include:
o a fast and memory-efficient solver based on the NlogN matrix compression techniques that tackle problems up to six times larger than previously possible;
o multicore computer use through parallelizing the solve process across all available PC-processor cores;
o distributed simulation over networked computer clusters to perform multipoint EM simulation in parallel; and
o a robust mesher that intelligently pre-processes layouts imported from other systems to guarantee mesh-related simulation accuracy.
Agilent’s Advanced Design System is a powerful electronic design automation platform. It offers complete design integration to designers of consumer and commercial wireless electronic products such as mobile phones, wireless networking, GPS; radar and satellite communications systems, and high-speed digital serial links.