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New Features in Sonnet ® 7.0 Planar Electromagnetic Analysis A New Benchmark in Capability by James C. Rautio Sonnet Software, Inc.

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1 New Features in Sonnet ® 7.0 Planar Electromagnetic Analysis A New Benchmark in Capability by James C. Rautio Sonnet Software, Inc.

2 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

3 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

4 Planar Discontinuity Analysis

5 Planar Filters Successful design achieved in first fabrication! Sonnet Calculated Current Density at 1.5 GHz |S21| meas/calc HTSC microstrip filter – Sonnet vs. Meas. |S11| meas/calc

6 Coplanar Waveguide (CPW) IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, February 2001, pp

7 Multi-layer / LTCC 7-layer LTCC Bluetooth design Courtesy National Semiconductor Corp. Measured vs. Simulated

8 Design and Optimization of Multi- Layer Components Schematic Initial Layout

9 Design and Optimization of Multi- Layer Components Layer 0Layer 1Layer 2 Create/Set Parameters for Swept Geometry Analysis or for EM-based Optimization

10 Design and Optimization of Multi- Layer Components Layer 1

11 LTCC Component Design Multi-layer Capacitor Multi-layer Inductor

12 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

13 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

14 Parameterization Example 2-Layer Hybrid Coupler Example

15 Parameterization Example Parameter L_1 Created to Investigate Different Lengths for the 2-layer Inductor

16 Parameterization Example L_1 = 1.2 L_1 = 1.8

17 Parameterization Example Parameter Sweep Analysis – L_1 = [1.2 … 1.8] L_1 = 1.2

18 Parameterization Example Parameter Sweep Analysis – L_1 = [1.2 … 1.8] L_1 = 1.2 L_1 = 1.4

19 Parameterization Example Parameter Sweep Analysis – L_1 = [1.2 … 1.8] L_1 = 1.2 L_1 = 1.4 L_1 = 1.6

20 Parameterization Example Develop Design Curves to Locate Optimum Value Parameter Sweep Analysis – L_1 = [1.2 … 1.8] L_1 = 1.2 L_1 = 1.4 L_1 = 1.6 L_1 = 1.8

21 EM-Based Optimization

22 Combining Netlist and Geometry Projects Network List (Netlist) Project Geometry Project with Inductor Simulation of the netlist project automatically invokes EM simulation of the geometry project

23 Hybrid Analysis A Typical Power Amplifier

24 Hybrid Analysis Example Transistor Data Inserted Here SMT Cap Model Inserted Here Dielectric Bricks Model Air Gap Effects Between Substrate and Discrete Transistor

25 Hybrid Analysis Example

26 Automated Circuit Subdivision Circuit Subdivision Creates Unifying Netlist and 3 Efficient Geometries for Analysis

27 Extensive New Help l Complete manuals on line, Japanese version at l Full search capability l Detailed tutorials l Numerous examples l Context sensitive help

28 Extensive New Help

29 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

30 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!

31 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

32 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

33 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)

34 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.


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