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Best Practices for Efficient and Effective EM Simulation

Designers of today’s complex, multi-featured communications products require accurate and fast electromagnetic (EM) simulation to deliver cost-effective, high performance products to market in ever-shrinking windows of opportunity. The AXIEM 3D planar method-of-moments (MoM) EM analysis simulator within the AWR software portfolio delivers the accuracy, capacity, and speed designers need to characterize and optimize passive components on RF printed circuit boards (PCBs), modules, low-temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCCs), monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), RFICs, and antennas. This presentation presents best practices for using the AXIEM simulator that will help designers effectively and efficiently use the software to overcome the most commonly encountered issues when running EM simulations. The best practices address four main design areas: ports, EM environment, meshing, and simulation.

Presented by: Dr. John Dunn, Cadence