Ensemble 8.0 includes Full-Wave Spice capability, improved modeling, speed and user-interface enhancements, and second-generation Optimetrics.
Users can generate high-accuracy frequency-dependent SPICE models from full-wave electromagnetic field simulation of their planar structures. Ensemble determines electromagnetic signal propagation through electronic interconnects over a broad frequency band, then generates frequency-dependent SPICE models that may be used in HSPICE, PSpice or Maxwell Spice.
Ensemble adds true thick metal simulation for modeling the behavior of non-zero thick trace metals and non-vertical vias, enhancing the designer's ability to predict and make design decisions.
Ensemble's Voltage Gap source capability allows accurate simulation of structures to low frequency (~1Hz), which can be critical when the structure performance is used in a non-linear circuit simulator.