SI/PI Simulation and Measurement Correlation Forum
Title: Electromagnetic Simulation of Large Chip-Package Designs Using Clarity
Date: June 16, 2022
Time: 12:00pm PDT / 3:00pm EDT
Presented by: Nicholas Swart, Principal CAD Engineer, Analog Devices
Clarity is a high-performance 3D electromagnetic simulator particularly well suited to solving large IC/package/board problems using compute farms. Simulations that might otherwise be computationally infeasible even on well-equipped engineering servers can be tackled using Clarity. In this presentation we will review Clarity’s accuracy and present detailed results of simulation performance obtained on ADI’s compute farm. We have for example been able to easily simulate a large, complex SOC laminate in approximately 15 hours, with modest per-machine memory consumption, where the simulation contained over 65 million unknowns. Details on this simulation and others will be shared.
Nicholas Swart has been with Analog Devices for over 22 years and works in the Systems Technology organization. He is currently responsible for architecting Analog Devices’ chip-package-board CAD tool/flow solutions for ADI’s system-level products. He has worked in many VLSI CAD areas, including die-level parasitic extraction and IC/package electromagnetic simulation, and has also worked in the MEMS area. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada where his thesis focused on MEMS design and simulation of micro-electrothermal systems.
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