Exactly How Electromagnetic Should Be Part of a Design Flow

Electromagnetic (EM) solvers and circuit extractors have become critical to modern RF and microwave design. Frequency requirements, circuit complexity, and size constraints mandate greater synergy between circuit simulation and layout analysis. This has always been hampered because the simulation is driven by the schematic and EM is represented by layout. AWR's EXTRACT Flow eliminates this roadblock and improves user productivity by effortlessly integrating EM analysis and circuit extraction.

With an EXTRACT element on the schematic, the designer can automatically create EM documents from the schematic's layout and then seamlessly reintegrate the results back into the schematic as part of any circuit simulation, optimization, or tuning step. The EXTRACT flow makes the designer's job easier by allowing EM documents to be created and controlled from the electrical schematic so that they become an integral part of any simulation, tuning, or optimization process. It obsoletes the manual process of either updating EM structures or reintegrating multi-port S-parameter files back into the schematic from the EM analysis. EXTRACT is useful for MMIC, RFIC, RF module, and RF PCB design and it can be used with any solver or circuit extractor through AWR's EM Socket.

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