Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that the company's 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) simulator, Momentum, has been certified for GlobalFoundries' 22 nm fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) technology, 22FDX®.

Keysight's Momentum is a leading 3D planar EM simulator used for passive circuit modeling and analysis. It accepts arbitrary design geometries, including multi-layer structures, and uses the frequency-domain method of moments (MoM) approach to accurately simulate complex EM effects, including coupling and parasitics.

As a result of the certification, designers can perform accurate EM simulation with GF's leading 22FDX technology, facilitating analysis of EM effects and behavior in today's shrinking and complex designs. Momentum stack-up files are integrated with the latest 22FDX PDK available from GF.

Keysight's Momentum has also been certified for RF and millimeter wave metal options with different inductors, achieving precise correlation with silicon measurements and circuit models up to 100 GHz, per GF's certification standards.

"The certification of GF 22FDX for Keysight's EM simulator is testimony to the continuous collaboration between GF and Keysight under Keysight's foundry program. Our mutual customers will now be able to leverage Keysight's GF certified Momentum stack-up files, which are available with GF's standard 22FDX PDK package." — Punmark Ngangom, RFIC foundry program manager for Keysight