Modelithics Inc. has expanded support for additional electronic design automation (EDA) tools, offering the Modelithics Library™ for the Cadence® Spectre® RF Option and Virtuoso® RF Solution. The library was developed with Cadence Design Systems to make Modelithics Microwave Global Models™ available to designers using these Cadence tools.

The Modelithics Library, v19.1, offers an extensive collection of precision measurement-based, scalable RF/microwave simulation models. The Modelithics library for Cadence contains over 300 models for commercially-available capacitor, inductor and resistor series from over 25 popular suppliers. In total, the library includes over 17,000 individual components.

Once installed, the models are accessible through the Library Manager window in the Cadence Virtuoso custom IC design platform and are easily placed into the schematic. The models offer extensive capabilities beyond simple S-parameters. The advanced equivalent circuit models, Modelithics Microwave Global Models, represent entire component families and feature substrate, PCB pad and part value scaling, as well as statistical analysis. The models have multiple input parameters for various design properties, to accurately simulate the components, including parasitics over wide frequency ranges.

“Customer demand has driven this effort to provide Modelithics advanced model libraries for transient as well as frequency domain simulations of modules, packages and assemblies that include off-chip components, within the Cadence Virtuoso custom IC design platform. This successful collaboration with Cadence will bring new capabilities and first-pass design success to RF and microwave circuit designers using the Cadence Spectre RF Option and Virtuoso RF Solution.”— Larry Dunleavy, Modelithics President and CEO

“With more customers working on next-generation RF products for 5G, autonomous vehicles and other vertical markets, there is a growing need for a comprehensive library of RF components for simulation. This collaboration with Modelithics enables Cadence Spectre RF Option and Virtuoso RF Solution customers to run accurate and efficient design simulations.” — Vinod Kariat, corporate vice president of research and development at Cadence