From Dimensions of Electronic Design Seminar, 2012:
This presentation demonstrates how large microwave circuits can be created and simulated using the HFSS for ECAD layout interface. This new user interface combines a layout editor-based drawing tool with a new streamlined, single click port creation capability, as well as automated air region creation and boundary assignments. We will show how these new capabilities substantially decrease the amount of effort required to create extremely large and highly complex microwave circuits. Additionally, we will showcase how this new design flow is further enhanced by allowing users to easily and quickly include lumped elements or S-parameter models in an HFSS simulation. Since large scale microwave circuits often include large numbers of vias and/or bondwires, we will also discuss how the new release of HFSS can be used to efficiently handle high via and/or bondwire counts.