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Take on the Heat with ADS and Wolfspeed PDKs

Blog Post created by annamccowan Employee on Sep 19, 2017

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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