Why Attend?

IMS is the flagship event in a week dedicated to all things microwaves and RF. The week also includes the IEEE MTT-S Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and the Automatic Radio Frequency Techniques Group (ARFTG).

Synopsys at IMS

Visit Synopsys at IMS where we will be presenting our advanced solutions for RFIC design and Design Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO).

Industry Workshop Session

Session number - IWTU8

Date: 6/13/2023

Time: 3:40 - 5:20  PM

Room: 29D

Design Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO) of RF Power Amplifier Designs with GaN Device Technology

GaN HEMTs are leading candidates for high frequency high power amplifiers for 5G/6G base stations. TCAD simulation helps GaN device developers optimize epitaxial structure and layout parameters to achieve transistor DC and small signal (Ft) targets. The TCAD simulation generates I-V, C-V, S-parameter curves and large signal power sweeps. ASM compact model parameters are extracted from the TCAD simulation data, from which the PA circuit design is optimized with HB load pull simulation. The device-level insights into nonlinearity physics are revealed by Fourier coefficients of solution variables.

MicroApps Session:

Session number - TUMA6

Date: 6/13/2023

Time: 10:45 -11:00 AM

Booth 2447

Modern Design and Verification Flow for Silicon RF &  Millimeter Wave ICs

We will describe the Synopsys modern design and verification flow for Silicon RF and millimeter wave (mmWave) ICs. We will address the design of RF & mmWave IC components including 6 GHz Low Noise Amplifier (LNA), 28 GHz Power Amplifier (PA), and 28 GHz LNA using GlobalFoundries 22FDX and TSMC N16FFC interoperable process design kits (iPDK) with Synopsys Custom Compiler design/layout and PrimeSim circuit simulation tools, and with accurate electromagnetic (EM) analysis tools provided by Ansys and Keysight.

MicroApps Session:

Session number - WEMA10


Time: 11:45 - 12:00 Noon

Booth 2447

CMOS SOI RF Design-Technology Co-Optimization

CMOS SOI technologies are ideally suited for RF and mmWave applications in 5G and emerging 6G bands owing to high integration in CMOS platforms and low parasitic capacitance relative to bulk CMOS. The Synopsys RF DTCO flow enables exploration and optimization of CMOS SOI transistor designs and process derivatives using RF/mmWave circuit figures-of-merit through a flow starting with TCAD process and device simulations to produce RF target data, whence a BSIM4-SOI SPICE model extracted for RF circuit simulation, thereby enabling rigorous optimization of the transistor design before committing to expensive wafer-based validation.

Accelerating RF/mmWave Design with TSMC Design Reference Flows

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Time: 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Join us at Ansys Booth #2135

5G/6G wireless communications drive RFIC designs on high volume CMOS process technologies.  Synopsys, Ansys and Keysight will present how they teamed up with TSMC  to develop a mmWave design reference flow for TSMC N16FFC process that streamlines the use of advanced CMOS technology for mmWave circuit designs.  We will address the design of typical RFIC components including a 22.4 GHz LC-VCO, a 28 GHz Power Amplifier, and a 28 GHz LNA using Synopsys Custom Compiler™ design/layout and Synopsys PrimeSim™ circuit simulation products. These are tightly integrated with accurate electromagnetic (EM) analysis provided by Ansys Helic tools and Keysight RFPro. 


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Synopsys Exhibit Booth #2651

  • Tuesday, 13 June 2023: 09:30-17:00
  • Wednesday, 14 June 2023: 09:30-18:00
  • Thursday, 15 June 2023: 09:30-15:00


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