IRIS Plus – Fast RFIC and MMIC Passive Extraction

Background

IRIS Plus provides a separate 3D EM simulation tool, also support import IRIS project file, GDS file, and integrated serpentine routing model, RFIC model and RFPCB model, let designer can do the EM simulation quickly.

Key Features

• Support import IRIS project file modeling
• Support import GDS file modeling
• Support serpentine routing model modeling
• Support RFIC modeling
• Support RFPCB modeling
• Support import Allegro RFPCB component with one click
• Support stackup setting by layer
• Support mesh size setting based on frequency
• Auto port searching simplifies EM setup
• Support metal 3D model to capture sidewall effect, and make it suitable for 45nm technology and below
• Support metal-slot removal option to improve simulation speed
• Introduce multi-threading technology to Green’s Function, greatly improve the database creation efficiency
• Optimized mesh to balance speed and accuracy, support rectangle and triangle mixed mesh to improve simulation speed.
• Auto via array disfeaturing when generate mesh file.
• Support 3D model display
• Support parallel processing techniques, especially for multi-threading processing.
• Support batch simulation when multiple simulation jobs exist.
• Support EM simulation results back-annotation.
• Support export IRIS Plus model to HFSS with one click.

Highlights
  • Accelerated MOM solution simulate complex electromagnetic environment including skin effect, proximity effect and multilayer dielectric losses.
  • Support modeling by import IRIS, GDS, ODB++, dxf, dwg file.
  • Easy export to HFSS.
Main Features
  • Standalone 3D EM simulation tool for RFIC, MMIC, Module, Package, RF PCB and interconnect
  • Auto port searching and setting, simplifies EM setup
  • Build-in lots of RF/Microwave passive component template
  • Support parametric and optimization sweep simulation
  • Support multicore parallelization calculation and distributed processing
  • Support to use multithreading technology to create Green’s functions
  • Support optimized rectangle-triangle mixed mesh result in mesh element reduction and mesh regularization
  • Support adaptive mesh,auto defined metal model (sheet, thick, 3D), auto defined mesh size based on model physical size
  • Optimized via’s setup and improve simulation speed
  • Support model 3D display, provide zoom in, zoom out, move and other operations
  • Multiple simulation jobs for batch run
  • Support to export model to GDS/DXF
  • Display current density in 3D view
What’s New in IRIS Plus 2019.01
  • Improve MOM Solver simulation efficiency with 1.7 speedup, and reduce memory consumption by 52%
  • Parse component information to IRIS Plus when import a real design
  • Support multiple conductor materials defined in one metal layer to meet microwave design requirements
  • Support a new port type defined as pin, mixed with both internal and edge lines
  • Support layout and measurement unit conversion
  • Support multiple layout formats import and export to cover RFIC, MMIC and LTCC applications , including *.iris, *.dwg, *.dxf, *.gds, *.brd/*.sip/*.mcm and so on
  • Support IRIS Plus export to HFSS and HFSS 3D Layout with tuned simulation settings to ensure accuracy as part of Xpeedic and Ansys software partnership
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