Traditional circuit simulation is no longer adequate for the design of RF modules, RFICs, and MMICs because of increasing operating frequencies, complex waveforms, and technology integration density. The physical aspects of the circuit tend to interact more closely as complexity increases, which means that EM effects become a first-order contributor to circuit performance and must be considered in all stages of the design process.
RFPro is the next generation electromagnetic (EM) simulation platform for RF and Microwave circuit designs. RFPro revolutionizes RFIC, MMIC & RF Module design for 5G Wireless, Aerospace-Defense, Automotive, and IoT applications by seamlessly integrating EM with circuit simulation to become the industry’s first EM simulation platform dedicated to RF/Microwave circuit designs. RFPro unifies full 3D finite element method (FEM) and 3D planar method of moments (Momentum) EM simulation technologies for easy choice of solvers to analyze physical structures efficiently and get accurate answers quickly.
Seamlessly integrated with Advanced Design System (ADS), RFPro makes performing EM analysis as easy as running circuit simulations, with no complex clean-up or offline analysis, cutting days to weeks off prep work for EM simulation. Predictive expert settings, that used to be configured by dedicated EM simulation experts, ensure correct EM analysis of physical circuit layout structures every time. Automatic EM-circuit co-simulation partitioning integrates EM results effortlessly into circuit design for interactive tuning and optimization.
Run an EM simulation in any portion of your RF layout in situ without worrying about how to set up the analysis and spontaneously use the EM results in your circuit design workflow. Analyze EM-circuit interactions to quickly explore innovative design options. Interactively tune, optimize, and analyze your design to understand the impact of well-known physical effects such as laminate registration and fabrication over- and under-sizing.
RFPro integrates seamlessly with PathWave Advanced Design System 2019 and beyond, and is also integrated into Cadence Virtuoso, enabling RFIC and MMIC designers using Virtuoso to enjoy the same ease-of-use and spontaneous access to EM simulation as in ADS for EM-circuit cosimulation. The following bundles and elements contain both Momentum and FEM electromagnetic simulation capabilities: