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Foundry Partners - Global Communication Semiconductors, LLC.

Global Communication Semiconductors, Inc.

Foundry Partner GCS - Wing Yau

GCS Provides PDKs for Keysight ADS  — Wing Yau, Senior Vice President, Global Communication Semiconductors (GCS) responsible for Foundry Services and Applications Engineering, describes what GCS provides for mutual customers of Keysight EEsof EDA and GCS.

Global Communication Semiconductors, founded in 1997, as a California Corporation, Global Communication Semiconductors, LLC ("GCS") is an ISO-certified premier pure-play compound (III-V) semiconductor (GaAs, InP and GaN ) wafer foundry service provider that manufactures technology leading, high performance, high quality, semiconductor devices. Portfolio offerings include Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) and millimeter wave integrated circuits for the wireless markets, power devices for power electronics, and Photodetectors and Lasers for optical communications markets.

Full front-to-back ADS PDK support matrix:

GCS Process Design Kits
Process Name Process Description Latest ADS Version Supported Front/Back PDK EM Substrate MMIC Toolbar DRC LVS - Device Recognition LVS - Physical Nets Electro-Thermal
P1 InGap HBT – P1 ADS 2017 F/B Y Y Y N N N
P2  InGap HBT – P2  ADS 2017 F/B  Y Y Y Y Y Y
P3  InGap HBT – P3  ADS 2017  F/B  Y Y Y N N N
P5  InGap HBT – P5  ADS 2017 F/B  Y Y Y N N N
P6 InGap HBT – P6  ADS 2017  F/B  Y Y Y N N N
P7 InGap HBT – P7  ADS 2017  F/B  Y Y Y N N N
D1 InGap HBT – D1  ADS 2017 F/B  Y Y Y N N N
D5  InGap HBT – D5  ADS 2017  F/B  Y Y Y N N N
SHBT1  InP SHBT1 (180GHz Ft)  ADS 2017  F/B  N Y N N N N
DHBT1 InP DHBT1 (150GHz Ft)  ADS 2017  F/B  Y Y N N N N
DHBT2 InP DHBT2 (250GHz Ft)  ADS 2017  F/B  Y Y N N N N
DHBT3  InP DHBT3 (300GHz Ft)  ADS 2017  F/B  N Y N N N N
HP GaAs 0.5µm HFET  ADS 2017  F/B  Y Y Y N N N
HQ GaAs 0.25µm HFET ADS 2017 F/B Y Y Y N N N
FP GaAs pHEMT – 0.5µm (D-mode power) ADS 2017  F/B  Y Y Y N N N
FS GaAs pHEMT - 0.5µm switch  ADS 2017  F/B  Y Y N N N N
FQ GaAs pHEMT - 0.25µm (D-mode power)  ADS 2017  F/B  Y Y Y N N N
FQ_LN GaAs pHEMT - 0.25µm (D-mode low noise) ADS 2017 F/B Y Y Y N N N
FQ_EN GaAs pHEMT - 0.25µm (E-mode low noise) ADS 2017 F/B Y Y Y N N N
FQ_ED GaAs pHEMT - 0.25µm (E/D-mode power) ADS 2017 F/B Y Y Y N N N
GP  GaN HEMT - 0.5µm ADS 2017 F/B  Y Y Y N N N
GQ  GaN HEMT - 0.25µm ADS 2017  F/B  Y Y Y N N N
DM THz Schottky diode - Non-AirBridge ADS 2017 F/B Y Y N N N N
DF THz Schottky diode - AirBridge  ADS 2017 F/B  Y Y N N N N
VC RFPIN diode ADS 2017 F/B Y N Y N N N
PM Integrated Passive Device A - Non-AirBridge ADS 2017 F/B Y N Y N N N
PF Integrated Passive Device B - AirBridge ADS 2017 F/B Y N Y N N N

The PDKs are distributed by GCS and are available for immediate use with the Keysight ADS software.

Press Releases

For more information on GCS, refer to Global Communication Semiconductors, LLC. 

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