United Monolithic Semiconductors (UMS) has announced the availability of the majority of their design kits for various process technologies for use with Agilent Technologies recently released Advanced Design System (ADS) 2011.01 EDA software. The UMS process design kits 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.

“Agilent worked closely with us to make sure our PDK’s now support complete EM analysis,” said Eric Leclerc, Manager of UMS's Foundry Business Department. “This is a key requirement of most of our customers that use ADS for their MMIC design support, the kit itself being a major step forward in simulation accuracy, validation and ease of use.”

“In addition to circuit simulation, EM analysis has become the norm when simulating and verifying MMIC/RFIC designs,” said Juergen Hartung, Foundry Program Manager of Agilent’s EEsof EDA division. “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.”

Hartung continued, “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. Investments like this demonstrate our continued commitment to help our MMIC/RFIC customers increase performance, consistency and yield.”