Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMI) and Ansoft Corporation (ANST) have announced the availability of the industry's first parameterized spiral inductor design kit based on full-wave simulation.

The kit enables RF CMOS designers to create and simulate custom inductor geometries by directly linking Ansoft's HFSS SMIC's CMOS process parameters.

The spiral inductor kit is built upon SMIC's Electromagnetic Design Methodology, which allows engineers to easily and accurately create any RF structure, and gives designers the flexibility to innovate new geometries simply by editing parameters such as diameter, number of turns, width and spacing of traces from a dialog box in HFSS. Included in the kit are ready-to-solve, fully parameterized HFSS projects for circular, square, hexagonal, and octagonal coils in the regular, stacked, transformer, and balanced configurations with all vias and underpasses included.

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