Software Speeds Design of Wireless Products
With the Full-Wave Spice add-on module, Ensemble users can generate high-accuracy frequency-dependent SPICE models automatically from full-wave electromagnetic field simulation of their planar structures. Ensemble determines the precise 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. The latest version of Ensemble adds enhanced true thick metal simulation for modeling the behavior of non-zero thick trace metals and non-vertical vias. This capability enhances the designer's ability to predict and make design decisions based on the performance of non-ideal structures such as tapered or offset vias.