Fully Characterize Transceivers Before Tape-Out

Go beyond traditional RF simulation to design, analyze, and verify radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs). Achieve confidence with steady-state and nonlinear solvers for design and verification. Wireless standard libraries accelerate the validation of complex RFICs.

  • accurately model components on silicon chips
  • optimize designs with sweeps and load-pull analysis
  • integrate RF designs in the Cadence Virtuoso environment
  • increase performance using Monte Carlo and yield analysis
  • simplify debugging with safe operating area warnings
  • utilize the latest foundry technology immediately

Optimize ICs from RF to mmWave

Before taping out an RFIC, verification of IC specifications via RF simulation is a must. Simulations include effects of layout parasitics, complex modulated signals, and digital control circuitry. With PathWave RFIC Design, you can simulate in both the frequency and time domain and bring your designs to and from Cadence Virtuoso.

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Virtuoso-Only Flow Bundles

Model Bundle Description
W5802B PathWave RFIC Design + VTB Engine + Complete VTBs
  • includes the PathWave RFIC Design (GoldenGate) simulator, the Virtual Test Bench (VTB) Simulator and Complete Set of VTBs for radar, 5G/cellular, WiFi/connectivity and more
W5803B PathWave RFIC Design + RFPro
  • includes the PathWave RFIC Design (GoldenGate) simulator and RFPro, including Momentum and Finite Element Method (FEM) simulators
W5804B PathWave RFIC Design + VTB Engine + Complete VTBs + RFPro
  • includes the PathWave RFIC Design (GoldenGate) simulator and RFPro, including Momentum and FEM simulators, the Virtual Test Bench (VTB) simulator and complete set of VTBs for radar, 5G/cellular, WiFi/connectivity and more

ADS & Virtuoso Flow & Packaging Bundles

Model Bundle Description
W3611B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design Core + RFIC Design + RF Circuit Sim
  • includes the ADS Core Environment, EM Design Core Environment (EMPro), PathWave RFIC Design (GoldenGate) simulator and ADS Linear, Harmonic Balance, Circuit Envelope and RF Transient/Convolution simulators
W3612B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design Core + RFIC Design + RF Circuit Sim + VTB Engine + VTB Complete
  • includes the ADS Core Environment, EM Design Core Environment (EMPro), PathWave RFIC Design (GoldenGate) simulator and ADS Linear, Harmonic Balance, Circuit Envelope and RF Transient/Convolution simulators, the Virtual Test Bench (VTB) simulator and complete set of VTBs for radar, 5G/cellular, WiFi/connectivity and more
W3613B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design Core + RFIC Design + RF Circuit Sim + Layout + RFPro
  • includes the ADS Core Environment, EM Design Core Environment (EMPro), PathWave RFIC Design (GoldenGate) simulator and ADS Linear, Harmonic Balance, Circuit Envelope and RF Transient/Convolution simulators, ADS Layout and RFPro, including Momentum and FEM simulators
W3614B PathWave ADS Core + EM Design Core + RFIC Design + RF Circuit Sim + Layout + RFPro + VTB Engine + Complete VTBs
  • includes the ADS Core Environment, EM Design Core Environment (EMPro), PathWave RFIC Design (GoldenGate) simulator and ADS Linear, Harmonic Balance, Circuit Envelope and RF Transient/Convolution simulators, ADS Layout and RFPro, including Momentum and FEM simulators, the Virtual Test Bench (VTB) simulator and complete set of VTBs for radar, 5G/cellular, WiFi/connectivity and more
W3609B PathWave ADS Core, EM Design, RFIC Design Quad, Layout, RFPro, RF Ckt Sim, Sys-Ckt Verif, VTBs
  • includes the ADS Core Environment, EM Design Core Environment (EMPro), PathWave RFIC Design (GoldenGate) Quad simulator and ADS Linear, Harmonic Balance, Circuit Envelope and RF Transient/Convolution simulators, ADS Layout and RFPro, including Momentum and FEM simulators, the Virtual Test Bench (VTB) simulator and complete set of VTBs for radar, 5G/cellular, WiFi/connectivity and more

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