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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings 12th IEEE Workshop on Signal Propagation on Interconnects (SPI 2008, Avignon, France, May 12-15, 2008)|
|Place of Publication||Piscataway NJ|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Niehof, J., Janssen, H. H. J. M., Schilders, W. H. A., Schoenmaker, W., Ioan, D., Ciuprina, G., & Pflanzl, W. (2008). Domain decomposition via electromagnetic hooks for the modeling of complete RF blocks. In Proceedings 12th IEEE Workshop on Signal Propagation on Interconnects (SPI 2008, Avignon, France, May 12-15, 2008) (pp. 1-4). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/SPI.2008.4558351