Rohde & Schwarz and Cadence have joined forces on a solution aimed at simplifying the engineering process from RF design to implementation and enhancing accuracy by using realistic signals for both simulation and testing.
The new R&S VSESIM-VSS signal creation and analysis tool speed up the development process for RF components.
Christina Gessner, Vice President Spectrum & Network Analyzers, EMC and Antenna Test at Rohde & Schwarz says: “Connecting EDA design simulation and test and measurement help our customers achieve first-pass design success and shorter times to market. Using realistic signals, deriving common figures of merit such as EVM and understanding linearization capabilities even before tape-out means a competitive advantage for our customers. We look forward to bringing the results of our cooperation with Cadence to the market.”
Vinod Kariat, Corporate Vice President of R&D in the Custom IC & PCB Group at Cadence adds: “Customers developing RF frontend communication ICs and systems require access to the latest communications standards. The joint solution from our companies enables our mutual customers to accurately analyze standard-compliant signals throughout the design phase, including final test validation.”
Rohde & Schwarz has collaborated with Cadence Design Systems, Inc. to develop the R&S VSESIM-VSS signal creation and analysis tool, which supports all major standards such as 5G, the latest Wi-Fi evolutions and many more.
The joint solution combines signal generation, design simulation and signals analysis, building on the strengths of either company′s popular and proven solutions.
As a result, developers and design engineers benefit from an optimized tool that allows them to address design challenges earlier than before in the development process.
The R&S VSESIM-VSS signal creation and analysis tool function as an addition to the Cadence® Visual System Simulator (VSS) software, a well-established solution for system simulation and modeling, particularly for RF components and RF assemblies used in wireless communications and radar design.
R&S VSESIM-VSS from Rohde & Schwarz is designed to expand the capabilities of the VSS software by adding realistic signals to the workflow, increasing simulation accuracy and simplifying the design process.
Signal generation and analysis provided by the Rohde & Schwarz solutions can also be used in other connected Cadence products such as the Cadence Microwave Office® circuit design software or the Cadence Virtuoso® RF Solution for radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFIC) and RF modules.