TriQuint Semi and Ansoft Release TQTRx Design Kit

April 21, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. (Hillsboro, OR) and Ansoft Corp. announced its new process design kit (PDK) supporting TriQuint's 0.6-micron, MESFET, three-metal-interconnect, gallium arsenide, IC process, TQTRx, for use with Ansoft Designer™ Volume 2. The new PDK provides monolithic microwave integrated circuit designers with an electronic design automation flow that maximizes performance and yield while reducing design uncertainty prior to fabrication.

The new PDK includes active and passive electrical models and parameterized layout cells that have been tested and validated against TriQuint's layout design rules. The design kit provides engineers using Ansoft Designer with direct access to one of TriQuint's highest-volume processes, supporting radio frequency applications up to Ku-band, and mixed-mode applications up to LSI complexity. The TQTRx is based on advanced, 0.6-micron, enhancement/depletion mode MESFET technology with an integrated power MESFET.