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14 January 2015

Keysight's 2015 GoldenGate software release brings RFIC simulation to ADS users

Keysight Technologies Inc of Santa Rosa, CA, USA has announced the latest release of its GoldenGate simulation, analysis and verification software for large-scale RFIC circuit design. Keysight EEsof EDA (which supplies electronic design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications) says that GoldenGate 2015.01 offers new and enhanced capabilities designed to improve productivity and efficiency for silicon RFIC designers.

Enhancements to GoldenGate’s simulator include Fast Envelope 3 support for envelope tracking modulation applications and support for multiple, non-harmonically-related frequency dividers. Support for the frequency dividers enables designers to more accurately predict receiver crosstalk (common in LTE-A Carrier Aggregation simulation). GoldenGate 2015.01 also features a new multi-threaded sparse matrix solver that enables 10-50% faster transient simulations, it is reckoned.

Additional improvements available in GoldenGate 2015.01 include the following:

  • faster crystal oscillator startup performance (five times faster out of the box, with a settled solution time of less than 20 periods versus greater than 10,000 for a full transient analysis);
  • X-parameter simulation and data file improvements;
  • improved Envelope Transient Noise analysis efficiency (up to a 1.5 times speed-up in envelope tracking noise);
  • improved multi-threading and refactoring for harmonic balance noise (up to a 2.5 times speedup); and
  • improved oscillator analysis performance (up to four times faster on the ring oscillator plus a divide by 32 circuit).

Additionally, GoldenGate 2015 enables designers to access the GoldenGate simulator from ADS by using GoldenGate-in-ADS and the new ADS RFIC cockpit (available in ADS 2015).

The software can be evaluated by applying for a trial version at www.keysight.com/find/eesof-goldengate-downloads-and-trials.

See related items:

Keysight unveils silicon RFIC interoperability in latest Advanced Design System software

Keysight begins trading as independent company

Keysight begins operation as electronic measurement subsidiary of Agilent, prior to separation in November

Tags: Agilent EDA software

Visit: www.keysight.com/find/eesof-goldengate2015.01

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