GoldenGate 2015.01 includes the following new products and improved capabilities:

  • GoldenGate-in-ADS
  • Simulation Improvements
  • New and updated model support


The GoldenGate RFIC SimulatorKeysight’s GoldenGate 2015.01 delivers new and enhanced capabilities that improve productivity and efficiency for Silicon RFIC designers.

GoldenGate-in-ADS & New RFIC Cockpit

  • RFIC designer’s favorite simulator in their favorite platform
  • Access to GoldenGate from an ADS schematic and expands ADS “schematic control block” use model to a complete RFIC cockpit
  • Capacity and performance benefits of the GoldenGate RFIC Simulation Software native in ADS, when using interoperable PDKs.
  • Proven Silicon RFIC simulator for larger-scale integrated RF circuit design
  • Access to unique capabilities like Fast Yield Contributor (FYC) analysis in the ADS environment
  • ADS RFIC Cockpit: Import simulation states from ADE or set up simulations directly in a familiar environment
  • Design and simulate on Windows as well as Linux


Figure 1. NEW - "GoldenGate-in-ADS" is the RFIC designer's favorite simulator in their favorite platform.

GoldenGate-in-ADS Importing States

Figure 2. Importing ADE simulation states using the ADS RFIC Cockpit helps with your migration.

GoldenGate Simulator Enhancements

  • New simulation support for multiple, non-harmonically-related frequency dividers, for use in accurately predicting receiver crosstalk common in LTE-A Carrier Aggregation simulation
  • Fast Envelope Level 3 support for envelope tracking modulation applications
  • Faster crystal oscillator startup performance. 5x faster out of the box performance. Settled solution in <20 periods. vs. 10,000+ for a full transient analysis
  • Multi-Threaded sparse matrix solver (10-50% faster transient simulations)
  • X-parameter simulation and data file improvements
  • Improve efficiency of Envelope Transient (ET) Noise analysis (up to 1.5X speed-up in ET Noise)
  • Improved multi-threading & refactoring for HB Noise (up to 2.5X speedup)
  • Oscillator Analysis performance improvement: 4x faster on ring oscillator + divide by 32 circuit

Improved Fast Envelope Tracking level 3

Figure 3. Improved Fast Envelope Tracking level 3.

Simulate designs that include up to 3 oscillator-frequency divider chains

Figure 4. Now simulate designs that include up to 3 oscillator-frequency divider chains.


  • NXP Semiconductors SimKit models, version 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3
  • BSIM 4.7
  • HICUM 2.32
  • HICUM 2.33
  • HiSIM HV 2.0, 2.01, 2.1
  • MOSVAR 1.2

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