Genesys Momentum GXF

Momentum GXF is an advanced Method of Moments (MOM) 3D planar electromagnetic simulator, enhanced with the latest NlogN and multi-threading solver algorithms, to deliver the fastest and highest capacity 3D planar EM simulation possible. Within Genesys, it allows electromagnetic simulation to be used together with circuit and system co-simulation or co-optimization to account for proximity or radiation effects of planar structures such as microstrip, stripline, slotline, coplanar waveguide traces or printed antennas. 3D-visualization of the results in terms of surface currents or radiated fields provides insights on where to fix problem areas.

Momentum GXF is the improved 2nd generation of the already powerful Momentum GX 3D planar electromagnetic simulator from Keysight EEsof EDA that has proven success with many thousands of customers over the past two decades. Momentum GXF offers multi-threaded analysis to take advantage of multi-core processors to speed up simulation significantly. It also uses the latest NlogN solver algorithm to tackle much larger problems, but with less memory consumption compared with Momentum GX.

Momentum GXF includes:

  • Method of Moments (MOM) 3D planar electromagnetic simulator engineered for speed and capacity through advanced NlogN solver technology
  • Multi-threaded simulation on 64 bit computers up to 8 cores for increased capacity and speed
  • Arbitrary polygonal meshing with adaptive mesh reduction for optimal speed, accuracy and capacity without the contraints of fitting to rectangular grids
  • Automatic layout mesh healing to avoid convergence issues with imported Gerber layout data. Interactive visualization of surface currents and planar antenna radiation in 3D space
  • Optimization of parameterized geometries together with circuit and system components
  • Automatic invocation of EM analysis from schematic environment to simulate passive traces while connected to active or lumped component parts
  • EM excitation from any circuit or system simulation nodes
  • User selectable microwave full-wave or faster RF quasi-static mode EM simulation
  • Adaptive frequency sweep to automatically and quickly find all resonant frequencies across the full simulation frequency band
  • Thick metal analysis of side wall currents and couplings

Unlike other planar standalone EM simulators with restrictive rectangular grid meshes or socket-based integration with inconsistent user interfaces, Momentum GXF provides the most efficient and fastest 3D planar EM simulation capability integrated with the industry’s most capable Genesys RF Board Design platform through a common design entry, simulation and optimization user interface. This enables you to consistently deliver optimal designs at peak efficiency.

When to Use Genesys Momentum GXF or Genesys Momentum GX 3D Planar EM Simulator

  • When parasitic coupling is present
  • When a circuit model does not exist
  • When there are slots in ground planes
  • When the equation-based model range is exceeded

How are Genesys Momentum GXF and Genesys Momentum GX made available?

Genesys Momentum GXF and GX are available in Genesys bundles containing the EM building block, namely: