Agilent Technologies - ADS
Logical RF Circuit Verification
Zuken’s CR-8000 interfaces to ADS, Agilent Technologies' high-frequency design tool, for the realization of high quality boards containing both baseband and RF circuits. Components are selected from the CR-8000 database to ensure consistency and bidirectional linking between the logical circuit data from Design Gateway and ADS Schematic. Back-annotation of design modifications in ADS Schematic can be implemented in Design Gateway's original schematics.
Physical RF Circuit Verification
The integration between CR-8000 and Agilent Technologies’ ADS starts with synchronizing library components to be used in both environments. Users can create parts in Components Manager, and export the subset of components from the library to the ADS component database.
For board layout analysis, an Intermediate File Format (IFF) is exported using layout data created with Design Force with two output options: one for the ADS circuit simulator and the other for ADS Momentum for electromagnetic analysis.
For circuit simulation, parameters for each transmission line component model are extracted from the line shapes and from layer configuration information and material information set for the PCB. Users using ADS Momentum for EM analysis may select a range of options to reduce set-up time and complexity, including exporting information such as layer configuration and material settings files from Design Force.
In addition ports on component terminal points can be generated automatically, ground vias can be converted into slots, and the arc resolution may be set.