In high frequency silicon circuit design, passive devices, interconnect, and their mutual coupling have to be taken into account via electromagnetic (EM) simulation. Full-wave EM simulation is becoming necessary to cover the RF frequency of interest including multiple harmonics compared to quasi-static RC extraction. Cadence Virtuoso based schematic and layout flow is widely adopted for IC designers. However, lack of the built-in full-wave EM simulation tool leads to frequent transfer of the layout data between Virtuoso environment and outside EM tools, which is very manual and error-prone.
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