San Francisco, CA, June 9, 2015 – Computer Simulation Technology (CST) demonstrates an innovative workflow that combines the full wave simulation and extraction capabilities of CST STUDIO SUITE® with the accuracy of Synopsys HSPICE® at booth #2827 during DAC 2015.
Engineers concerned with the design of modern electronic systems can take advantage of this new workflow. It enables the combination of an industry-standard circuit simulator, HSPICE, with the accurate full-wave extraction of 3D components and interconnects performed by CST STUDIO SUITE.
In the center of this workflow is CST DESIGN STUDIO™, the block schematic tool at the heart of CST STUDIO SUITE. In chip-package-board co-design, an engineer can model a full channel system by linking blocks together. These blocks can represent circuits, IBIS models, 3D elements such as connectors, flip-chip or BGA, and - with CST STUDIO SUITE version 2015 - arbitrary HSPICE models. All these blocks can then be simulated together as a system. The 3D electromagnetic full-wave solvers in CST STUDIO SUITE can perform the extraction of the channel and create a new, simulation-ready HSPICE netlist representing the full channel which can be passed on to HSPICE for simulation and analysis, automatically.