Agilent’s GoldenGate certified for 65/40-nm designs

TSMC has certified the accuracy, performance and compatibility of Agilent's GoldenGate RFIC circuit simulator for baseband designs targeting TSMC's 65LP nmand 40LP nm processes.

“Agilent's GoldenGate RF/mixed-signal simulator has met the stringent 65/40LP nm baseband Spice Tool Qualification Program requirements for accuracy and compatibility,” said Tom Quan, deputy director of Design Service Marketing at TSMC, in a statement.

“With the ever-increasing complexity and operating characteristics for next-generation wireless ICs, foundry and EDA collaboration is essential for successful RFIC designs in these leading-edge technology nodes,” said Paul Colestock, RFIC product marketing manager with Agilent’s EEsof EDA division.

GoldenGate enables full characterization of complete transceivers, including parasitics, prior to tape-out.

GoldenGate takes advantage of frequency-domain, time domain and mixed-signal simulation technologies to ensure proper device operation, increased manufacturability and reduced design spins.

GoldenGate is part of Agilent's RFIC simulation, analysis and verification solution that links the RF system, subsystem, and component-level design and analysis as part of a design flow.

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