TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies 3-D EM Simulation Software Selected by
STMicroelectronics for Developing Integrated Passive Devices
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 09, 2013
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced that STMicroelectronics, a
global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of
electronics applications, has selected Agilent’s Electromagnetic Professional
(EMPro) software for use in development of integrated passive devices (IPDs).
ST’s Protection & IPAD business unit in Tours, France is handling the
The use of IPD technology is a growing trend in the development of RF systems
for mobile applications with a frequency range of 800 MHz and above. Compared
to traditional surface mount device technology, IPD technology results in a
dramatic size reduction and enables more consistent, reliable performance.
Inductors, capacitors, resistors, baluns, couplers, stubs and other devices
available in IPD technologies are the elemental components used to design
complex analog filters, combiners, di/triplexers and power adaptation stages.
“Despite its benefits, IPD technology is not without its design challenges,”
said Jan Van Hese, R&D project manager at Agilent. “One such challenge is to
reduce the number of costly prototype iterations. To do so, designers require
powerful full-wave 3-D electromagnetic solvers to accurately predict the
frequency response of IPD designs in various environments, optimize those
designs and ensure first-run silicon success.”
“Agilent EMPro couples accuracy and speed that underlie best-in-class
commercial solutions, with design-flow integration and a powerful Python-based
programming environment to automate the design process,” said Philippe Leduc,
mathematical engineering expert at STMicroelectronics. “In collaboration with
Agilent, we incorporated EMPro into our internal design flow called VLE2EMS
[Virtuoso Layout Editor to Electromagnetic Solvers], which generates
ready-to-solve EM projects directly from Cadence Virtuoso.”
More information on EMPro is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-empro. An
image of the software is available at www.agilent.com/find/EMPro2012_images.
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