Presentation on theme: "New Features in Sonnet ® 7.0 Planar Electromagnetic Analysis A New Benchmark in Capability by James C. Rautio Sonnet Software, Inc."— Presentation transcript:
New Features in Sonnet ® 7.0 Planar Electromagnetic Analysis A New Benchmark in Capability by James C. Rautio Sonnet Software, Inc.
Sonnet Design Flow GDS II DXF Cadence Xpedion S-Parameters Y-Parameters Z-Parameters Sonnet Project Editor Sonnet em ® Solver EM Optimization Physical Design Translation Mentor Agilent Ansoft
Typical Sonnet Applications l Circuit, antennas and high-speed interconnects with one or more signal layers l Microstrip, stripline, multi-layer, PCB l Planar filters and distributed filters including SMT devices l Exploring the nature of a circuit by manually tuning or automatically sweeping layout parameters. l Optimizing to match ideal, desired, or measured circuit response
New Features in Sonnet Release 7.0 l Circuit parameters and dimensioning l Parameter sweep analysis l Geometry optimization based on EM analysis l Automated Circuit Subdivision l Extensive help facility l New product line
Parameterization and Dimensioning l Parameters control circuit geometry l Parameters may be set, changed, and swept in EM analysis to create design curves l Dimensions display distance between any two vertices
Parameterization Example 2-Layer Hybrid Coupler Example
Parameterization Example Parameter L_1 Created to Investigate Different Lengths for the 2-layer Inductor
Sonnet Product Line l Sonnet Professional l Sonnet Level2 (Basic, Silver, Gold – new in V7) l Sonnet Lite and LitePlus (new in V7) l Full credit for previous purchases when upgrading
Sonnet Lite l Free, fully functional l Can analyze up to 2 signal layers, 4 ports, 16 MB RAM l Same functional interface as full packages l Geometry parameters and 1 parameter sweep analysis l No time-out!
Sonnet LitePlus l Upgrade from Sonnet Lite (US$495) l DXF design import/export l Increase to 6 ports, 32 MB RAM l Add optimization of 1 parameter
Sonnet Level2 l Three suites: Basic, Silver, and Gold l 2 signal layers, 3 dielectric layers, 6 ports l Level2 Basic –64 MB RAM, Optimization/ Parameter sweep of 2 parameters –US$3,995 l Level2 Silver –128 MB RAM, Automated Circuit Subdivision –US$7,995 l Level2 Gold –256 MB RAM –US$11,995
Sonnet Professional l No software-imposed limits on memory, ports, layers or parameters l Very serious users l PC and UNIX (Sun Solaris, HP UX)
Conclusion l Many new features in Sonnet 7.0 including: –Projects –Parameterization –Optimization –Automatic circuit subdivision –Extensive new help –New product line. l Sets a new benchmark for ease of use, capability, and accuracy.