Latest PeakView™ Version: 3.2.16
Release Date: 11/17/2015
Enhancements and New Features in 3.2.6:
EM Quality and Layout Processing
- 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.
- The memory management technology has been significantly enhanced to save up to 50% of memory consumed in the matrix solving process.
- The layout processing capability has been continuously strengthened in capacity, speed and robustness to accomplish the handling of PCB layouts.
- A group of PBM methods for transmission lines have been added to the built-in PBM library.
- A customized PBM has been developed to deliver the lumped model for transformers with very low self resonance frequency.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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
- Field Visualization has been reimplemented with a more powerful 3D graphic engine to display simulation geometry, meshing and field views.
- 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.
- A new utility of “Make Cell” has been developed to allow users to split selected nets of a device to a new device.
- The PBM methods are now be categorized since PeakView offers more and more modeling options.
- 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.
- 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”.
- PeakView will automatically update the local profile in the .peakview folder if a global profile mapping is configured.
- PeakView provides an option for users to define the Spectre interpolation method when a PeakView nport model is “netlisted”.
- 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.
- New system formulas have been added to plot the coupling coefficients of transformers.
- Users will be prompted to initialize a PeakView project when launching PeakView for the first time by clicking “Synthesize Cells…” or “Layout EM…”.