IPKISS 3.2 What's New

With IPKISS 3.2 we have set a significant step forward in a better integrated and more reliable PIC design flow.

What you simulate is what you layout. True to that IPKISS philosophy, IPKISS 3.2 now includes Smart Physical Simulation Models that combine layout, circuit simulation and physical simulation within a single definition. For physical simulations we have taken this even one step further by also including the simulation methodology within the component. We established a proven Python based simulation flow with CST Studio Suite and Lumerical FDTD. Advanced users can also integrate their proprietary physical solvers with Luceda's support.

Teams can now adopt a layout driven as well as a schematic driven design flow - or a combination of both, allowing quick feasibility checks as well as in-depth reliability analysis.

PDK developers can now more reliably include physical simulation results or measurements into the PDK models for circuit simulation through the generation of Behavioral Models including basic tests on passivity and reciprocity for better accuracy and convergence.

Smart Physical Simulation Models.

As a component designer you need an easy way to assure that your components are exactly simulated as they appear in layout and in later fabrication. Many physical simulation tools are very accurate, but fail when they have to produce a mask layout according to the technology specified in the foundry PDK. In IPKISS, the physical simulation toolset is tightly integrated within the design flow.

The physical  simulation methodology of the component starts from the layout and the fabrication process provided by the foundry.
This significantly facilitates the creation of cells that contain a layout and a model validated by the simulation results.
IPKISS 3.2 contains a Python-based integration with CST Studio Suite and Lumerical FDTD while making it substantially
easier to integrate your own physical solvers. 

What's more, all the simulation setup is already part of the component model. In this way, component makers can pass on their parameterized models to circuit designers, while being sure that also simulation set up is verified, thus consolidating knowledge, saving time and assuring accuracy.

Component Design Flow by Dassault Systems and Luceda

KEY FEATURES

  • Integration of CST Studio Suite and Luceda’s IPKISS
  • IPKISS simulation recipes automatically create a CST Studio Suite Projects
  • Automatic creation of simulation recipes from the CST Studio Suite GUI
  • Supports Multiphysics simulations
  • Integrated in Luceda’s and CST Studio Suite design Ecosystems.

Component Design Flow by Lumerical and Luceda

KEY FEATURES

  • Python integration of Lumerical’s FDTD Solutions and Luceda’s IPKISS
  • Python IPKISS simulation recipes  automatically create a Lumerical simulation.
  • Integrated in Luceda’s and Lumerical's Ecosystems.
  • Leverage Python: Optimize your design, generate parameter-sweeps and source-control.

 

 

Circuit models for accurate CAPHE circuit simulation.

PDK developers can more reliably include physical simulation results or measurements into the PDK models
through the generation of Circuit Models. Quality of the models can be tested using basic tests on passivity and reciprocity.

Circuit model generation is the cornerstone of the IPKISS 3.2 release. It integrates physical simulation results and measurements into the CAPHE circuit simulation.

KEY FEATURES

  • Touchstone file import from S-Parameter data
  • B-spline fitting
  • Model testing and checks (passivity and reciprocity)

 

A powerful design platform

 

Teams can adopt a layout driven as well as a schematic driven design flow - or a combination of both, allowing quick feasibility checks as well as in-depth reliability and performance analysis.

Do an in-depth reliability check using the complete IPKISS Python potential: parametrized layout models, coupled to circuit simulation parameters and physical simulation.

Through IPKISS.eda, teams can use the power of IPKISS in standard EDA tools.  Depending on the PDK, you will be able to start your schematic design from S-Edit, a schematic editor from Mentor, A Siemens Business, run simulations in CAPHE, the IPKISS circuit simulator and convert it to layout in L-Edit, all managed by IPKISS under the hood.

KEY FEATURES

Starting from our extensive validated component library, we can assist you in the creation and validation of new model libraries