Cadence Design Systems offers a series of design kits, with the latest in that series, the RF Design Methodology Kit, targeted to address key challenges in wireless design. The kit wireless chip designers achieve shorter, more predictable design cycles by better ensuring that silicon performance matches design intent. It leverages the latest technologies from Cadence for intelligently managing parasitic extraction and linking system-level design with IC implementation, and accurately, yet rapidly, verifying complete wireless designs that span digital, analog, and RF.
The kit includes an 802.11b/g WLAN transceiver reference design, a full suite of RF verification IP, test plans, and applicability training on the RF design and analysis methodologies. The kit focuses on front-to-back RF IC design and addresses behavioral modeling, circuit simulation, layout, parasitic extraction and re-simulation, and inductor synthesis. It also focuses on IC verification within a system context, leveraging system-level models and test benches for use by designers in the IC environment.
More information about the Cadence RF Design Methodology Kit is available at www.cadence.com/products/kits/.