The Cadence® RF (Radio Frequency) Design Methodology Kit helps wireless chip designers achieve shorter, more predictable design cycles by better ensuring that silicon performance matches design intent. The kit leverages the latest technologies from Cadence for intelligently managing parasitic extraction and linking system-level design with IC implementation, and accurately, yet rapidly, verifying complete wireless designs that span digital, analog and RF. The kit includes an 802.11 b/g WLAN transceiver reference design, a full suite of RF verification IP, test plans, and applicability training on the RF design and analysis methodologies. The RF Design Methodology Kit focuses on front-to-back RF IC design and addresses behavioral modeling, circuit simulation, layout, parasitic extraction and resimulation, and inductor synthesis. It also focuses on IC verification within a system context, leveraging system-level models and test benches for use by designers in the IC environment. The Cadence RF Design Methodology Kit leverages accurate 3D extraction technology and advanced physical modeling capabilities from Assura RF, links to system-level environments, and key new functionality in the Virtuoso® custom design platform with Flexible Balance option for calibrated results of transient and frequency analysis.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.