Modelling software increases productivity, says Keysight

Semiconductor device modelling productivity can be enhanced with automated software by Keysight Technologies. The company has introduced model generator (MG) environment with improved automation across the engineering team’s workflow.

“Keysight’s device modelling 2023 software suite addresses the needs of customers who generate high-quality Spice models in limited time,” said Ma Long, manager of device modelling and characterisation at Keysight Technologies. It offers workflow and speed improvements and is a “significant advance” towards a flexible and open environment that integrates all Keysight modelling technologies, he added.

The 2023 software suite includes PathWave Device Modeling (IC-CAP) 2023, PathWave Model Builder (MBP) 2023, PathWave Model QA (MQA) 2023 and Advanced Low-frequency Noise Analyzer (A-LFNA) 2023.

PathWave Device Modeling (IC-CAP) 2023 features the MG, a new modelling flow manager that enables a one-click import of measured data, creation of trend plots, organization of the extraction flow, basic QA verification and documentation. IC-CAP also upgrades RF GaN packages. This wide bandgap material offers significant advantages in high power RF applications, said Keysight, with support for the latest Compact Model Coalition (CMC) model versions including improved extraction flows that account for trapping and thermal effects.

PathWave Model Builder (MBP) 2023 introduces a new and exclusive link to Synopsys’ PrimeSim HSpice. This fast link enables optimisation and tuning without any speed penalty and delivers access to HSpice features such as CMC standard models and Verilog-A compiler for custom models.

PathWave Model QA (MQA) 2023 enhances the new project template-based workflow with template examples including statistical, corner, table and RF.

Advanced Low-frequency Noise Analyzer (A-LFNA) 2023 supports M9601A PXIe precision source / measure unit.

Keysight Technologies provides design and validation solutions. Its portfolio extends to software-driven insights and analytics for use across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimisation and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. 

Customers operate in the communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defence, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets worldwide.

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