Keysights’ 3D Planar Electromagnetic Simulator Certified for GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX Process

Keysight has announced that the company’s 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) simulator, Momentum, has been certified for GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) 22FDX, 22nm Fully-Depleted Silicon-On-Insulator (FD-SOI) technology.

Keysight’s Momentum software is a leading 3D planar EM simulator used for passive circuit modeling and analysis. It accepts arbitrary design geometries (including multi-layer structures) and uses frequency-domain Method of Moments (MoM) technology to accurately simulate complex EM effects including coupling and parasitics.

Key Benefits of Momentum

  • Combines full-wave and quasi-static EM solvers for RF passives, high-frequency interconnects and parasitic modeling
  • Efficient meshing, adaptive frequency sampling and threaded NlogN solver which reduces simulation time
  • Able to simulate complex EM effects including skin effect, substrate effect, thick metals and multiple dielectrics

As a result of the certification, designers can now perform accurate EM simulation with GF’s cutting-edge 22FDX technology, facilitating analysis of electromagnetic effect and behavior in today’s ever shrinking and complex designs. Momentum stack-up files are integrated with the latest 22FDX PDK available from GF.

Keysight's Momentum has also been certified for RF/mmWave-optimized metal options with different inductors, attaining highly precise correlation with silicon measurements and circuit models up to 100 GHz per GF’s certification standards. Click here to learn more about Keysight Momentum.