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GoldenGate RFIC Simulation Software


GoldenGate is the most trusted simulation, verification and analysis solution available for integrated RF circuit design. Its unique simulation algorithms enable full characterization of complete transceivers prior to tape-out. Frequency- and time-domain techniques are used to accurately verify the most complex RFIC/Wireless design performance. To ensure device manufacturability and reduce design spins, GoldenGate automates the simulation, control and analysis of complex verification schemes. GoldenGate is fully integrated into the Cadence Analog Design Environment.

Key Benefits of GoldenGate

Best performance, capacity and accuracy to complete your RFIC designs on time with the highest level of designer productivity
Delivers increased manufacturability using powerful Monte Carlo, Corners and Yield analysis capability
Uniquely verifies 3G and 4G RF performance using standards-based system level test benches

Agilent’s GoldenGate version 4.4 delivers the following updates to key RF design analyses:

performance enhancements for advanced node RFIC designs, including a 2x improvement in speed for periodic steady state (harmonic balance) analysis, a new single-sideband noise option, and fast envelope support for wireless virtual test benches;
periodic steady-state based stability analysis that finds instabilities under large signal conditions for oscillators and driven RF circuits, even with large extracted views; and
a fast yield contributor analysis that quickly determines circuit yield contributors at any stage of the RFIC design flow — something not possible with traditional Monte Carlo methods — allowing designers to gain insight, improve yield and save time by optimizing only what really matters.
Improvements in wireless design verification include:

comprehensive wireless test bench flow that links system and RF simulation for verification of RFICs;
analog mixed-signal co-simulation with GoldenGate to accelerate RF-mixed-signal simulations with support for envelope transient analysis with Verilog-AMS;
RF and package co-design that verifies RFICs with package- and board-level RF passives using more than 150 new components in the Agilent Advanced Design System passive RF component library for GoldenGate; and
cost effective parallel licensing option for parallel sweep simulation tasks.
About GoldenGate

GoldenGate is the most trusted simulation, verification and analysis solution available for integrated RF circuit design within the Cadence Virtuoso design flow. Its unique simulation algorithms are optimized for the challenging demands of today’s complex RF circuit design, enabling full characterization of complete transceivers prior to tape-out. GoldenGate is part of Agilent’s RFIC simulation, analysis and verification solution that also includes Momentum for 3-D planar electromagnetic simulation, Ptolemy Wireless Test Benches for system level verification, and the Advanced Design System (ADS) Data Display for advanced data analysis. This suite links the RF system, subsystem, and component-level design and analysis as part of a unique and comprehensive RFIC design flow. GoldenGate is fully compatible with Cadence IC5 and IC6 platforms.

Overview: GoldenGate RFIC Simulation Software.





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