To reduce the number of prototypes required to test new interconnect designs, engineers at the Intel Guadalajara Design Center developed an efficient computational design optimization method, combining full-wave electromagnetic simulation in COMSOL Multiphysics® software with a space-mapping (SM) algorithm implemented in MATLAB® software. Through their approach, an interconnect design can be quickly optimized, streamlining the design cycle and time to market of the latest high-speed interconnect technology.