IRIS Plus – Fast RFIC and MMIC Passive Extraction

Background

Xpeedic IRIS Plus provides a separate 3D EM simulation tool. IRIS Plus support multi-thread calculation, its solver greatly reduce the EM simulation time, improve the design efficiency. IRIS Plus support import IRIS project file and GDS file, also integrate serpentine routing model, RFIC template modeling, and RFPCB template modeling. The IRIS Plus design flow will greatly reduce the IC design time of RFIC designer.

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.

Latest Update

File Import Modeling

  • IRIS Plus support import IRIS project file and GDS file modeling.

Support Template Modeling

  • IRIS Plus support template modeling:Serpentine Routing,RFIC, and RFPCB.

Stackup Setting by layer

  • IRIS Plus support add layer, delete layer, also can edit layer’s all related information. Also we can do the same operation as Material information.

Mesh and 3D Preview

  • IRIS Plus can build the mesh view and 3D structure for it, and the 3D display tool can be used to check the 3D view.

3D EM Solver

  • IRIS Plus deploys a fast 3D full-wave Method-of-Moment (MoM) based EM solvers which delivers both speed and accuracy, and support 3D mode simulation to capture sidewall effect, and make it suitable for 45nm technology and below.
    We can setup sweep type, start and stop frequency, and export result, etc.

Export to HFSS Project

  • IRIS Plus project has a good link with other state-of-the-art EM analysis software. By one click, user can easily transfer simulation models to HFSS project as baseline analysis. The exported script have all the settings, includes layer, port, and trace etc.

Waveform Display

  • SnpExpert will show result curves once IRIS Plus finishes EM simulation. The template function enables user to plot all results by one click, and the default template for inductor can directly plot S-parameters, quality fact and inductance in one time.
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