Domain decomposition via electromagnetic hooks for the modeling of complete RF blocks

J. Niehof, H.H.J.M. Janssen, W.H.A. Schilders, W. Schoenmaker, D. Ioan, G. Ciuprina, W. Pflanzl

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To cope with the complexity and size of modern RF SoC designs, a new type of domain decomposition has been developed that makes use of electric and magnetic connectors. This new concept has been tested on a number of practical examples that are all produced and measured within the project. To illustrate the success of the algorithm, it is applied to a set of coupled integrated inductors, and results are compared with measurements and simulations using tools from MAGWEL and Agilent (Momentum). Domain decomposition is a powerful method to enable accurate electromagnetic simulation of complex, large layouts. The accuracy / simulation speed trade off is conveniently controlled by the number of hooks on the decomposition interface.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 12th IEEE Workshop on Signal Propagation on Interconnects (SPI 2008, Avignon, France, May 12-15, 2008)
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2317-0
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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