Support for industry standard Verilog-A model development in ADS with run time speed and convergence comparable to built-in ADS models
Verilog-A models can be simulated and optimized in ADS time-, frequency- & envelope-domain systems and circuit simulator with full access to powerful internal convergence algorithms
At least 10x less number of lines compared to C-language based models
Develop model once for use in all Verilog A compatible simulators, fully portable for distribution through design kits
Verilog-A model parameters can be extracted from measurements in Keysight IC-CAP device modeling environment
The Verilog-A Element is an analog behavioral modeling and simulation environment from Keysight EEsof EDA, the technology and innovation leader in high-frequency mixed-signal electronic design automation (EDA). It is seamlessly integrated into the Advanced Design System (ADS), the only design simulation platform that enables the co-design of IC, package and board in high-frequency and hi-speed applications. ADS seamlessly integrates system, circuit, and full 3D electromagnetic simulation with Keysight’s test instrumentation to perform single pass successful electronic designs repeatedly.
The Verilog-A Element enables analog behavioral modeling with the industry standard Verilog-A language within ADS for applications ranging from transistors to MEMs. The Verilog-A models are compiled for speed and can be simulated and optimized with any of the time-, frequency- or envelope-domain system and circuit simulators in ADS. The user-defined models using standard Verilog-A equation constructs are intelligently compiled in ADS to utilize the fast and robust convergence algorithms already engineered for built-in ADS models, thus eliminating the need for understanding special formulation of behavioral equations for specific simulators to converge. A comprehensive library of valuable Verilog-A source codes are supplied for new and built-in ADS models to allow fast new model development or to efficiently customize the underlying model equations. Customized Verilog-A models can contain parameters that can be extracted from measurements in Keysight’s powerful Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) parameter extraction and device modeling software environment that also controls instrumentation and probe stations.