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A new video by Wolfspeed demonstrates how the Wolfspeed ADS process design kit (PDK) is configured to work with the Keysight ADS electrothermal simulator to co-simulate electrical and thermal performance together.

 

Figure 1. Wolfspeed’s process design kits work with Keysight Technologies’ ADS electrothermal simulator to co-simulate electrical and thermal performance together.

 

The electro-thermal simulation capability allows designers can see the impact of thermal effects on circuits while still in the design stage, and account for those effects early on in the design process. This becomes especially helpful when using a high power density technology like SiC or GaN.

 

Wolfspeed is the largest SiC and GaN wide bandgap Power and RF fabrication facility worldwide. They are the leading supplier of SiC and GaN materials, providing lighter, faster, and more powerful devices to industry experts around the world. Wolfspeed offers non-linear, scalable GaN HEMT models for MMICs, as well as full PDKs for Keysight Technologies’ Advanced Design System (ADS).

 

 

Figure 2. Wolfspeed’s video shows allows designers can see the impact of thermal effects on circuits while still in the design stage, and account for those effects early on in the design process.

 

Because of their dedication to a more energy efficient future, Wolfspeed takes the lead in the innovation of power and wireless systems with wide-band semiconductors. These materials enable devices to function at higher voltages, frequencies, and temperatures, allowing for broader use of alternative energy devices. The electro-thermal simulator accounts for significant thermal effects that often occur with these increasingly popular materials.

You can watch Wolfspeed’s new video below. They walk you through the process of co-simulating electrical and thermal performance using the Wolfspeed PDK.

 

 

To learn more about the ADS Electro-Thermal Simulation Element, watch this 30-second video or visit http://www.keysight.com/find/eesof-ads.

 

 

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Keysight’s latest release of SystemVue 2017 is the industry’s leading simulation platform for system design and verification, giving designers the earliest possible head start in entering the high-margin 5G market.

 

With its unique 5G functionality, SystemVue 2017 now makes it possible for 5G cellular system, RF component, and chipset vendors to create pre-5G-compliant reference designs. Designers can start pre-5G now and continue forward into the final 5G New Radio (NR) standard as it becomes available.

 5G verification library

Figure 1. SystemVue 5G Verification library merges Verizon and KT 5G wireless standards with 100GHz mmWave channel model and adaptive beamforming needed for 5G cellular base stations and handsets.

 

The new software adds functionality not possible with other 5G electronic design automation (EDA) solutions on the market today. Unique features include the ability to incorporate S-parameters of off-the-shelf phase shifters and attenuators, and X- or Sys-parameters of nonlinear amplifiers and mixers.

 

In addition to its powerful 5G and phased-array functionalities, SystemVue 2017 offers three important updates designed to enable early electronic product designs with high margin and volume potential for emerging standards:

 

  1. New Automotive Radar library, which features unique pedestrian channel models with micro-Doppler detection of moving pedestrians
  2. NB-IoT or LTE-Advanced Pro, which is an enhancement to the LTE-Advanced baseband verification library for validating Narrow-Band Internet of Things (IoT) product designs
  3. 802.11ax enhancement has also been added to the WLAN baseband verification library for designing even higher speed WiFi networking

 Phased Array Architext

Figure 2. SystemVue 2017 Phase Array Architect allows accurate RF S-, X- and Sys-parameters of amplifiers, phase shifters, attenuators to be used in Phased Array Antenna system design.

 

5G communications systems architects can quickly iterate and validate their 5G designs, allowing developers to cross traditional Baseband and RF boundaries in order to innovate the physical layer of next-generation communications systems.

 

For more information on SystemVue 2017, go to http://www.keysight.com/find/eesof-systemvue2017.

 

 

 


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