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By Nikolas Provatas
X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE, an analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry, has integrated the Cadence EMX Planar 3D Solver into its X-FAB RFIC workflow for current and future RF platforms. Validation via the EMX Solver of X-FAB RF reference designs for low-noise amplifiers, RF switches, filters, and passive elements all delivered high-accuracy results within very short timeframes.
Using the EMX solver, X-FAB design engineers can efficiently develop next-generation RF technology for the latest communication standards (including sub-6GHz 5G, mmWave, UWB, etc.), which are enabling technologies for communications and electric vehicle (EV) wireless applications.
Seamlessly incorporated within the Virtuoso RF Solution, the EMX solver provides foundry models quickly and with a high degree of accuracy, streamlining product development processes and enabling stringent design specifications to be met. Access to the EMX solver will enable X-FAB customers to complete their design projects earlier, gaining significant time-to-market advantages. As part of its 130 nm RF SOI PDK, X-FAB now plans to supply reference designs that have been characterized using the EMX solver. These will be distributed to customers in both the communication and automotive sectors.
Details are provided in the May 24 press release.