Keysight Technologies, Inc. expanded the simulation capabilities in its Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software suite to include electro-thermal simulation for the Tower Semiconductor SiGe Power Amplifier (PA) process. Together with process design kits (PDKs) for Tower radio frequency (RF) technologies for circuit and physical designs, the new electro-thermal simulation enables integrated circuit (IC) designers to achieve first-pass success.
Keysight Advanced Design System (ADS), RFPro, and RFIC Design (GoldenGate) are industry-leading platforms for RF and microwave circuit design that help designers address their most difficult challenges with advanced solutions for radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC), electromagnetic (EM), and electro-thermal simulation. Platform interoperability allows IC designers to access Keysight simulation technologies independent of which schematic or layout environment they use to generate the design.
Tower offers silicon-based analog foundry technologies – silicon germanium (SiGe) for both high-speed and high-power and RF silicon-on-insulator (SOI) – optimized to assist chip suppliers in delivering differentiated RF front-end solutions for increasingly complex devices. Designers employ Tower’s latest PDKs in developing and simulating their RFICs for various applications with Keysight EDA tools.