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Latest PeakView™ Version: 3.2.16

Release Date: 11/17/2015


 Enhancements and New Features in 3.2.6:

EM Quality and Layout Processing

  1. The enhancement in the volume modeling of thick metal layers has further consolidated the handling of thick metal layers, stacked metal layers and packaging/on-chip combined structures, achieving the accuracy of true 3D EM solver and increasing the simulation efficiency.
  2. The memory management technology has been significantly enhanced to save up to 50% of memory consumed in the matrix solving process.
  3. The layout processing capability has been continuously strengthened in capacity, speed and robustness to accomplish the handling of PCB layouts.
  4. A group of PBM methods for transmission lines have been added to the built-in PBM library.
  5. A customized PBM has been developed to deliver the lumped model for transformers with very low self resonance frequency.
  6. New options in the customized simulation type function have been developed to allow users to define the shape simplification area thresholds as necessary.

High Frequency Designer (HFD)

  1. The device selection operation has been further improved. Now HFD can automatically search for the corresponding device in the layout view as users select it in the schematic view.
  2. The group of critical devices and interconnects that HFD creates from the svdb of Calibre LVS can be synced to Cadence as a cell that can be directly used in a test circuit.

Design Automation and User Interface

  1. Field Visualization has been reimplemented with a more powerful 3D graphic engine to display simulation geometry, meshing and field views.
  2. A new utility “Cell Merge” has been developed to allow users to combine two devices in the PeakView project into a new one with certain transformations.
  3. A new utility of “Make Cell” has been developed to allow users to split selected nets of a device to a new device.
  4. The PBM methods are now be categorized since PeakView offers more and more modeling options.
  5. A highly flexible transformer PCircuit has been developed to synthesize transformers with low inductance ratio (low to 1:1, primary to secondary stage). The turn ratio can be N:N or N:N-1.
  6. The rule that PeakView “Layout EM” function uses to sort pins in a layout has been changed to “alphanumeric”. For example, “n1”, “n10” and “n2” will be put in an order of “n1”, “n2” and “n10”.
  7. PeakView will automatically update the local profile in the .peakview folder if a global profile mapping is configured.
  8. PeakView provides an option for users to define the Spectre interpolation method when a PeakView nport model is “netlisted”.
  9. A new EM simulation sweep type has been developed. In the new “AFS off user-defined”, EM simulation will be performed only at the listed frequency points and no interpolation will be conducted afterwards.
  10. New system formulas have been added to plot the coupling coefficients of transformers.
  11. Users will be prompted to initialize a PeakView project when launching PeakView for the first time by clicking “Synthesize Cells…” or “Layout EM…”.

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