3-D EM Simulator is Integrated with ADS to Lower the Cost of Design

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  • Author: How-Siang Yap and Hee-Soo Lee

Full 3-D electromagnetic (EM) simulation used to be an analysis tool for EM experts tackling the toughest antenna or passive component design problems. Today, however, consumer wireless technology trends are pushing high-frequency and high-speed circuits, packages, modules, and antennas into ever smaller form factors. The resultant 3-D EM proximity effects now must also be considered by circuit and module designers. Discovering and fixing these proximity issues during hardware testing often occurs very late in the design process, which is too expensive.