TriQuint Semiconductor announces the availability of new Advanced Design System (ADS) design kits for seven of the pHEMT processes available through its Richardson, TX location. The kits contain sets of scalable passive and active elements for four 0.25um pHEMT processes, the 0.15um LN-pHEMT process, the 0.5um pHEMT process and the 0.5um HFET process and offer improved accuracy and customer convenience compared to those previously available. The kits target the latest version of Agilent Technologies' Advanced Design System (ADS), taking advantage of the program's simulation, schematic and layout synchronization capability, as well as the ADS Design Rule Checker module. The kits offer integrated microstrip lines, scalable capacitors (series and shunt) and resistors, pads, vias and several types of active devices (FETs, switch FETs, and diodes) at multiple biases. Many of the custom elements have unique layout capabilities such as any-angle placement, "locking nodes," and built-in graphical depiction of artwork parameters. The design kits include DRC capabilities (with improved error viewer).