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What Is The Definition Of Design For Context?

EDA industry pundits and bloggers are latching onto a new term: design for context. So far, it has eluded a crisp yet complete definition. It's one of those ideas that if you ask ten people about it, you get ten different answers – some better than others. Ed Sperling wryly observed this in his recent panel discussions about the topic: "Even my questions are getting longer." When Keysight lis... » read more

A Look Inside RF Design

RF EDA continues pushing the boundaries for today’s complex system designs. Connected workflows are creating shift left opportunities for engineering in virtual space. RF and microwave architects and designers can accelerate design and verification with powerful electromagnetic (EM) modeling and simulation technology. In the webinar for the 2023 launch of PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS)... » read more

IMS2022 Booth Tour: EDA And Measurement Science Converge

At the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2022, the theme was “Explore the Peaks of Microwave Engineering,” a play on the event’s Denver location. There’s another clever interpretation – exploring the peaks encountered in high peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) conditions with complex modulation. These modulated signals are driving Keysight’s vision where EDA and dig... » read more

Turning MBSE Inside-Out For An RF EDA Shift Left

Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) focuses on creating and exploiting domain models in a digital modeling language. RF system designers trying to use generic MBSE tools soon run into a problem: developing behavioral models. Without high-fidelity models, simulations miss real-world results, and a digital twin won’t be worth the effort. What’s helping RF teams get engineering tasks done i... » read more

Parasitic Characterization Comes To Power Design Simulation

Two power design challenges are taking teams into unfamiliar territory. Wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors target greater efficiency and density. Stricter EMI compliance regulations now come standard in mission-critical industries. Power design practices are still catching up. Simulation often takes a back seat to respinning hardware prototypes until success. What’s missing that could make sim... » read more