Agilent Technologies announced the availability of GoldenGate Plus for radio-frequency-integrated-circuit (RFIC) simulation, analysis and verification. The GoldenGate Plus product line speeds the design of large-scale RFICs for wireless communication products. It combines the high-capacity GoldenGate simulator, acquired from Xpedion in 2006, with a customizable data display, electromagnetic (EM) simulator, and system-level design and simulation tools.
The GoldenGate simulator is fully integrated into the Cadence Analog Design Environment. Its unique algorithms are optimized for the challenging demands of large and complex RFIC design, and enable full characterization of complete transceivers prior to tape-out. It ensures device manufacturability and reduces design spins, using frequency-domain-based capabilities to perform analyses such as Monte Carlo simulations, which are faster by orders of magnitude than traditional, transient-based techniques. Demonstration versions of the GoldenGatePlus software can be requested at the link below:
Agilent Technologies (www.agilent.com)