GLOBALFOUNDRIES Supports Agilent's GoldenGate and Momentum Simulators for 65-nm RF CMOS Process

GLOBALFOUNDRIES has declared support for Agilent Technologies' Momentum 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) and GoldenGate RFIC circuit simulators for GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 65-nm low power enhanced (LPe) RF CMOS process.

The 65-nm LPe RF CMOS process is on the basis of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ advanced 65-nm low-power enhanced process. Model and process compatibility between these RF and baseband processes enables the complete transfer of intellectual property developed for baseband products to the RF CMOS SoC solution.

The 65-nm LPe RF CMOS process features RF components, varactors, thick metal inductors, metal-insulator-metal capacitors, metal-oxide-metal capacitor, and low leakage transistors, which make it a suitable platform to provide high-performance low-power SoC solutions. For RFIC designs, product improvements and new capabilities are required, but to achieve silicon-accurate results at sophisticated RF process nodes, EDA and foundry partnership is essential. Agilent EEsof collaborates with key RFIC foundries to qualify GoldenGate against the latest process nodes.

Agilent’s GoldenGate RFIC simulation and analysis software performs reliable analysis, verification and simulation for integrated RF circuit design. Full characterization of complete transceivers can be done before tape-out with the help of its distinctive simulation algorithms. Momentum 3D planar EM simulator is meant for RF passive components design as well as for analysis of high-frequency effects associated with layout structures such as on-chip interconnects. Momentum and GoldenGate can be easily incorporated into the Cadence Virtuoso Platform.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ Director of Design Methodology, Richard Trihy stated that through this support for GoldenGate, Agilent's microwave and RF design expertise is now accessible to GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ customers. The company is now involved in the qualification of Agilent's RFIC solution for 55 nm and 65 nm process nodes.

Source: http://www.globalfoundries.com

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