White Paper Describing AWR EXTRACT™ Flow Schematic-Driven EM Analysis
Illustrates how this unique tool eliminates traditional roadblocks that hinder the integration of EM
analysis and circuit extraction
Segundo, Calif. — August 6, 2009
— Applied Wave Research (AWR).
Electromagnetic (EM) solvers and circuit extractors have become critical to modern RF and
microwave design. Frequency requirements, circuit complexity, and size constraints mandate greater synergy between
circuit simulation and layout analysis. This has always been hampered because the simulation is driven by the
schematic and EM is represented by layout. AWR’s EXTRACT Flow eliminates this roadblock and improves user
productivity by effortlessly integrating EM analysis and circuit extraction.
With an EXTRACT element on the schematic, the designer can automatically create EM documents from the
schematic’s layout and then seamlessly reintegrate the results back into the schematic as part of any circuit
simulation, optimization, or tuning step. The EXTRACT flow makes the designer’s job easier by allowing EM
documents to be created and controlled from the electrical schematic so that they become an integral part of any
simulation, tuning, or optimization process. It obsoletes the manual process of either updating EM structures or
reintegrating multi-port S-parameter files back into the schematic from the EM analysis. EXTRACT is useful for
MMIC, RFIC, RF module, and RF PCB design and it can be used with any solver or circuit extractor through AWR’s EM
AWR offers both a PDF document and an interactive Flash version of the EXTRACT flow white paper.
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innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software that dramatically reduces development time and cost for products
employed in wireless, high-speed wired broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical applications. The
company’s core technology is unique among high-frequency EDA platforms in that it is inherently open and flexible.
AWR continually strengthens its product portfolio with innovative new technologies that enable faster, more
streamlined product development, the most recent of which are the ACE™, RFA™, and AXIEM™ tools. The privately-held
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