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and mixed-signal designs.com The document is for study only. unified environment. The topics for this section include: The Nexxim Simulator The Planar Em Simulator The System Simulator Cosimulation of Designs The Nexxim Simulator Nexxim® is Ansoft’s state-of-the-art circuit simulator for RF. Nexxim offers the following simulation tools: • DC analysis calculates the circuit’s DC operating point and is the basis for other analyses.we will delete . and automation into a seamless environment for circuit and system analysis. The key to Designer’s integration is Solver on Demand™. and frequency — from the same set of device models.if tort to your rights. and robust capability to handle circuits with thousands of active and passive elements. analog. time.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. Nexxim combines transistor-level simulation accuracy. Introducing Ansoft Designer®-2 www. Designer gives you complete control over every design task from within one simple.cadfamily.Multiple Solvers Ansoft Designer® is the first suite of design tools to fully integrate high-frequency. Designer extends this automation and integration even further by enabling you to rapidly import work created in other types of design software as easily as if you created it within Designer itself. Whether your design challenge is a Bluetooth® transceiver. a radar system. high execution speed. or an MMIC or RFIC.please inform us. The topics for this section include: Multiple Solvers Designer Features Multiple Editors Applications Online Help for Designer Tools Ansoft Technical Support Trademark and Copyright Notices Multiple Solvers Designer combines several powerful simulators to support designs in multiple physical implementations. Nexxim simulates in all three domains — DC. modeling. a unique capability that orchestrates the use of multiple solvers while still giving you complete control. physics-based electromagnetic simulation.
and identify sources and vias. Basic electromagnetic field quantities. Small-signal analyses (AC. and distributed device models.com The document is for study only. you specify whether to solve the problem at one specific frequency or at several frequencies within a range. specify each layer’s material characteristics. and produces accurate answers without compromising speed. linear network. and infinite ground plane layers. You can build your configuration by stacking the three different types of layers. The simulator then generates the necessary current solutions and associated port characteristics and S-parameters. For more information see Nexxim Simulator. These structures may be modeled with an unlimited number of substrate layers. Introducing Ansoft Designer®-3 www.cadfamily. Designer’s Planar EM simulator is applicable for multi-layer structures in microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuits and planar antennas. Nexxim also supports small-signal frequency analysis based on harmonic balance. Harmonic balance analysis calculates the frequency-domain responses of the circuit.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. The planar EM simulator features a number of design verification tools. Ansoft-proprietary variable time-step integration formula and advanced error estimation and control. For more information see Planar EM Simulator. Generalized S-parameters. DC noise) are based on the DC solution. in addition to the classic variable sweeps of temperature. The analysis can include S-parameter input data files for accurate analysis in the time domain.Multiple Solvers • Transient analysis calculates the time-domain behavior of the circuit. Thus. You draw the traces for each layer. As you set up the problem. Nexxim’s proprietary linear system solver is optimized for circuit simulation. Nexxim harmonic balance performs single-tone and multi-tone analysis that combines Krylov subspace methods with Ansoft-proprietary preconditioning algorithms to achieve fast convergence. Nexxim allows you to explore all possible process and circuit variations.we will delete .please inform us. The Planar EM Simulator Designer offers a planar electromagnetic simulator that characterizes full-wave and radiative effects for multi-layered structures. Nexxim allows the designer to perform sweeps of any model or instance parameter in a circuit. Radiated electric fields. and S-parameters renormalized to specific port impedances.if tort to your rights. Nexxim supports both schematic and netlist circuit implementations. voltage. including electric rule checking. active. so netlists of any size from industry-standard design systems can easily be imported into Nexxim for analysis. The Planar EM simulator enables you to compute and view the following: • • • • Characteristic port impedances and propagation constants. and current. Nexxim transient analysis incorporates a new. The Nexxim netlist format is HSPICE™-compatible. • • Nexxim provides an ever-expanding range of passive. metal layers.
Solver on Demand allows you to maximize your productivity through speed and accuracy. Solution data is cached and used in place of re-simulating unless you change structure parameters. The technology allows you to simulate structures via circuit and system models or with a variety of Ansoft electromagnetic solvers at the touch of a button. Designer Features Designer features include a sophisticated desktop graphics interface. See the Frequency Domain Analysis chapter. Discrete time analysis for the simulation and performance evaluation of functional and mixedmode (functional and electrical) communication systems. parameter tuning and optimization. See the Discrete Time Analysis chapter. script control.Designer Features The System Simulator Designer’s System Simulator is a frequency domain and discrete-time simulator integrated within a highly intuitive design environment with an easy to use schematic entry and graphical interface. Report displays.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. For more information see Dynamic Links And Solver On Demand. Solver on Demand incorporates electromagnetic-solver results directly into larger network topologies. Integration of system analysis into Designer’s desktop enables users to perform system simulations and analyses using the highly intuitive Designer’s schematic entry. and integration among Ansoft products and with third-party development tools.if tort to your rights. RF. The system simulation environment also enables designers to include a higher level of detail in their system designs by co-simulating with the circuit and planar EM simulators in Designer.com The document is for study only. designs can be shared among Ansoft’s High-Frequency System Simulator (HFSS®) and Ansoft’s Q3D quasi-static parasitic extractor. For more information see System Simulator. The system simulator is capable of addressing a variety of complex DSP. and microwave wireless designs and applications. report generation. circuit. For example.we will delete . Library editors. and graphics capability. Designer’s unique Solver on Demand technology allows flexible and highly accurate modeling and verification of unrestricted structures used in high-frequency component. The Designer System Simulator supports two kinds of fundamental analysis: • • Frequency domain analysis for single tone and multi-tone analysis of linear and nonlinear electrical systems. and system designs. Cosimulation of Designs Designs can be easily exported from one Designer simulator to another.cadfamily. Project Manager. The topics for this section include: Desktop Graphical User Interface Project Manager Introducing Ansoft Designer®-4 www. you can use the Planar EM simulator to verify the layout of a Nexxim circuit design.please inform us. In addition.
you can define new components for use in your designs. a project may consist of several schematic designs representing hierarchical subsystems. Project Manager The central focus of the Designer environment is the Project Manager. For more information see The Designer Desktop. In addition. and a planar design that specifies the physical layout and substrate technology. Introducing Ansoft Designer®-5 www. The design suite offers many innovations to standard design processes.Designer Features Library Editors Reports and Postprocessing Optimetric Tuning Script Control Integration Across All Ansoft Products Import From Third-Party Tools and Systems Desktop Graphical User Interface Designer incorporates design-automation features by employing the latest graphic user interface technology. The Component editor defines the characteristics of a component to be added or modified. components are organized into libraries. • • The Library editor is used to create a new library. The windows are supplemented by a complete set of task-oriented popup screens or dialog boxes to provide push-button access to every aspect of the Designer environment. The Project Manager allows you to construct a project from one or more related designs. The Designer Desktop structures the design tasks by providing an integrated set of windows for simultaneous display of project and design information.com The document is for study only. Many operations on the design elements can be performed directly from the Project Manager window. substrate technologies. The Project Manager saves the entire project as an entity. and to configure libraries for inclusion into the current project. and subcircuits automatically inherit higher-level library configurations. models. For example.we will delete .com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. Flexibility and customization are built in to address the needs of both the casual and power user.cadfamily.please inform us. In Designer. Library Editors A component is a design element that provides a predefined set of electrical and physical characteristics. so that all the constituent designs are kept together and in their defined relationships.if tort to your rights. Designer provides a suite of editors for creating and maintaining libraries of components. The Project Manager window shows all the components. and other elements of each design in the project. For more information see Project Manager. The Nexxim and System simulators are shipped with extensive component libraries (“system” libraries). a system-level design that ties the subsystems together. which minimize effort and potential user error without sacrificing power and functionality.
Designer also supports fully-scripted parameterized layout export to HFSS.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. HFSS. Introducing Ansoft Designer®-6 www. The Padstack editor defines a vertical sequence of materials (or stackup) to be used in manufacturing the component. Q3D Extractor. and to simulate “what-if” scenarios with a minimum of effort.com The document is for study only. Import from Third-Party Tools and Systems Designer provides support for imported IBIS and SPICE models and libraries. Also.we will delete . For more information see Generating Reports and Postprocessing. Script Control Designer allows all operations to be performed remotely via Java® and Visual Basic® scripting. The Footprint editor defines a layout symbol to be used for the component. the Schematic editor provides the ability to generate a Bill of Materials from the schematic. For more information see Script Guide. Integration Across All Ansoft Products Designer supports dynamic links with Ansoft's 3D high frequency simulator. You set up the design so that the values to be tuned or varied in the design are defined with variable parameters rather than as fixed values.cadfamily. For more information see Using Component Libraries. with instantaneous update of the 2D or 3D report graph. Optimetric Tuning The Designer Optimetrics™ module allows you to “tune” your design. see External Tools. In addition.if tort to your rights. For information regarding the incorporation of scripts into custom toolbars.Designer Features • • • • The Material editor specifies a material to be used in manufacturing the component. For more information see Importing and Exporting Data. For more information see Optimetrics. you use the Optimetrics controls (such as graphic sliders) to adjust circuit values and view the re-simulated results. You can analyze your solution data with a 2D or 3D report. and Ansoft's 3D quasi-static simulator. you can import a netlist in HSPICE™ format for simulation and postprocessing with the Nexxim simulator. The script interface includes environment scripting and netlist callbacks. The Symbol editor defines a schematic symbol to be used for the component. Reports and Postprocessing After Ansoft Designer has generated a solution. A complete guide to all scripting operations is part of the online help package. all of the results for that solution are available for analysis. SIWave. a graphical representation that displays the relationship between a design’s values and the corresponding analysis results. Then after initial simulation has been run. you can “postprocess” the results by applying a variety of graphical and numerical transformations to the data.please inform us. Custom scripts can also be integrated into your personal design environment. In addition.
and netlist. Symbol (to show component symbols in layout). and rats (to show connectivity) are non-physical layers. and wire the components together.we will delete . Components that don’t have footprints. The Layout editor shows the physical realization of a circuit. Geometrical information on these layers is used to generate masks for manufacturing. The Schematic editor has built-in support for hierarchical designs with multiple subcircuits and multiple schematic pages. Wire names (node.com The document is for study only.if tort to your rights. The stackup contains additional properties of the physical layers. using simulation controls that are set up Introducing Ansoft Designer®-7 www. Simulation is actually run from the netlist description. and elevation. The Layout editor uses layers to organize and operate on sets of geometry or other visual indicators. layout. Importing a SPICE Library. The Netlist Editor Designer automatically generates a netlist from any schematic design (Nexxim or System). For more information see Layout Editor User’s Guide. and dielectric are common physical layers. such as material.” adjust component instance and model parameter values. metallized signal. The Schematic editor provides built-in support for ports and grounds. and bus names) and component names (reference designators) can be generated automatically or manually in a variety of ways. Components such as transmission lines will be drawn on the metal layer. Arbitrary graphical primitives unrelated to modeled elements can also be drawn.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. For more information see Schematic Editor. and IBIS File Support. such as ideal capacitors. The topics for this section include: The Schematic Editor The Layout Editor The Netlist Editor The Schematic Editor The Schematic editor is an industry-standard tool for creating and viewing designs under the Nexxim circuit simulator and the System simulator. bundle. The Layout Editor Designer incorporates an integrated IC and PCB layout editor. The Schematic editor allows you to insert components and models from a library using “drag-and-drop.cadfamily. will be represented in the layout as schematic symbols to indicate that no footprints are associated with them.please inform us. thickness.Multiple Editors For more information see Importing and Exporting Data. error. Signal. and includes a module for creating N-port schematic elements that access data from files. Multiple Editors Designer provides editors for three levels of design creation: schematic.
you can study complete systems in time.com The document is for study only. such as Low Introducing Ansoft Designer®-8 www. WCDMA. Consequently. and various Boards and Modules. and numerical values. The Netlist editor allows you to view the netlist that has been generated for a schematic design.please inform us. and user-configurable 3G waveforms. High-Frequency ICs Designer teams advanced. options. such as components.Applications from the Schematic editor. Designer allows you to explore new materials. including flip-chip technology and ball-grid array (BGA) interconnects. HighFrequendc ICs. For more information see Netlist Editor User’s Guide. The Nexxim netlist simulation uses simulation controls that are written directly into the netlist. including various Communication Systems. Designer supports up-to-date. The topics for this section include: Communication Systems High-Frequency ICs Boards and Modules Communication Systems Designer connects communication-system architects to hardware developers with an unparalleled baseband-through-RF design solution. Designer detects parasitic behavior. the Nexxim simulator allows direct entry of a netlist. or mixed-mode domain and generate and apply complex digital waveforms to arbitrary system topologies. bit-accurate. to new or existing designs without sacrificing their understanding of overall behavior. high-frequency circuit simulation and electromagnetic modeling with an automated design environment for RFIC and MMIC product development. and IEEE 802.if tort to your rights. In addition. The netlist editor uses a color-coding scheme to highlight the various elements of the netlist.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. Boards and Modules Designer’s virtual modeling capability makes utilizing high-density PCBs in next-generation base stations or WLAN modules easier. such as substrate coupling and chippackageboard interactions that impede efforts to shrink die sizes. including 3GPP. Flexible behavioral models or automatic co-simulation of nonlinear circuit(s) and/or electromagnetic simulation provide solutions for initial prototyping or final design verification.we will delete .cadfamily. TD-SCDMA. MMIC and RFIC designers can reduce die sizes or apply advanced structures. With Designer. This feature allows for the import of netlists in HSPICE™ format from third-party design capture tools for simulation by Nexxim. frequency.11 a and b. Applications Many applications are available in Designer. The fully integrated solvers embed IC structures that affect high-frequency operations directly into the overall circuit or system simulation.
or advanced board-manufacturing techniques without the cost of building prototypes. text search. including indexed entries.Online Help for Designer Tools Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC). Online Help for Designer Tools Designer features extensive online help documentation.please inform us. Several other PDF/Text files are also included to help you understand Designer. Designer’s customizable vendor parts libraries and extensive electromagnetic solvers enable you to truly understand the performance of circuits and subsystems of boards and modules. as shown in the following table. For more information see Using the Online Help System. flip-chip. and context-sensitive help items. each section of the Designer Online Help is also available in PDF format.cadfamily. and/ or chip-scale-package components. BGA.com The document is for study only. To access the main online help system. including the Release Notes for the current Designer release: Help Topic Release Notes Neutral File Format Netlist File Encryption Fractional-N Synthesizer Introducing Ansoft Designer Designer Quick Start Guide The Designer Desktop Getting Started with Designer and Nexxim Working With Designer Projects Using Component Libraries Variables in Designer Schematic Editor Layout Editor User’s Guide Design Verification Netlist Editor User's Guide Planar EM Simulator System Simulator PDF/Text File Link Introducing Ansoft Designer®-9 www.if tort to your rights. chip-on-board. Additionally.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. click the Help entry on the Designer top menu bar.we will delete . including surface mount (SMD/SMT).
we will delete .cadfamily.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail.Online Help for Designer Tools System Simulator Components Nexxim Simulator Nexxim Simulator Components Transmission Line Designer Smith Tool Generating Reports and Postprocessing Optimetrics Importing and Exporting Data Dynamic Links and Solver On Demand Script Guide Terms in Designer Designer File Formats Message Manager Window Introducing Ansoft Designer®-10 www.com The document is for study only.please inform us.if tort to your rights.
Your Ansoft sales engineer may also be contacted in order to obtain this information.com EMail:cadserv21@hotmail. A description of what happened and what you were doing when the problem occurred. Electronic mail can work well for technical support. it is extremely helpful to include very specific information about what steps were taken or what stages the simulation reached.we will delete . version number.com The document is for study only.ansoft.if tort to your rights. http://www.please inform us. and the name of Ansoft software The type of hardware and operating system you are using. This allows more rapid and effective debugging. The exact wording of any messages that appeared on the screen. please visit the Ansoft corporate website. Introducing Ansoft Designer®-11 www.com/. Please provide the following information when you contact us: • • • • • Your name and affiliation Serial number. and select Contact.Ansoft Technical Support Ansoft Technical Support To contact Ansoft technical support staff in your geographical area.cadfamily. When reporting difficulties. All Ansoft software files are ASCII text and can be sent conveniently by e-mail.
Ansoft Designer® and Nexxim® are trademarks of Ansoft Corporation. Ansoft shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing. Note that pages which are rearranged due to changes on a previous page are not considered to be revised. performance.com EMail:email@example.com Introducing Ansoft Designer®-12 www. including. New editions of this manual will incorporate all material updated since the previous edition.please inform us. The manual printing date. Minor corrections and updates which are incorporated at reprint do not cause the date to change. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.if tort to your rights. All rights reserved. Ansoft makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material. Edition 4.Trademark and Copyright Notices Trademark and Copyright Notices The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. PA 15219 (412) 261-3200 Date January 2008 Software Version 4.we will delete .com The document is for study only. © 2004 — 2008 Ansoft Corporation. changes when a new edition is printed.0 Ansoft Corporation 225 West Station Square Drive Suite 200 Pittsburgh. Update packages may be issued between editions and contain additional and/or replacement pages to be merged into the manual by the user. the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. or use of this material.cadfamily. which indicates the manual’s current edition. but not limited to.
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