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E8886A Former Product Number

Product Status: Obsolete
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Note: Model number E8886 has been discontinued; however, the Verilog-A Compiler feature/capability is now included in the W2303 Verilog-A Element.

The information below is provided for reference only.

E8886 Verilog-A Compiler enables the simulation of Verilog-A models in ADS/RFDE. This compiler-based solution results in simulation times comparable to built-in models. It also allows model developers to distribute models while protecting their IP.

Product Description:
What is Verilog-A?

Verilog-A is an IEEE standard analog hardware description language. It is specifically designed for modeling behavior of analog components.

ADS and RFDE both provide a Verilog-A solution in which the simulation speed is close to built-in C models and IP is protected due to compiled code. All EEsof analysis types also support Verilog-A.

Verilog-A Solution in ADS and RFDE
The Verilog-A compiler technology in ADS and RFDE hides all of the complexities. It looks like an interpreter to an end-user and no understanding of the compiler is required. The solution is supported by all EEsof analysis types and allows models to be developed once and run in any simulation environment.

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Verilog-A support in ADS and RFDE allows the designer to create Verilog-A behavioral and compact models within the Cadence Virtuoso Design environment.

Verilog-A models that are contained within circuit schematics are compiled automatically on-the-fly without intervention by the user. These models can be run in any of the analog/RF simulators in ADS and RFDE (Linear, Transient, Harmonic Balance, Circuit Envelope) as long as the Verilog-A code contains the appropriate time domain and/or frequency domain functions.

Verilog-A can be used to create behavioral models of RF blocks such as mixers, amplifiers, etc., as well as transistor models for MOSFETs, BJTs, HBTs, etc. Many transistor model examples are provided with the product, and can be used as the basis for more complete device models.

For more information, please visit Advanced Design System (ADS), an electronic design automation (EDA) software for RF, microwave and signal-integrity applications.