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Ansys RaptorX: Introduction to Ansys Silicon-Optimized Electromagnetic Solver (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

This course will guide you by example to the fundamentals of RaptorX electromagnetic solver within a traditional IC design platform. The course will explain the basic RaptorX UI settings, and a step-by-step procedure to obtain electromagnetic models capturing accurately all electromagnetic interactions in IC designs for any combination of passive devices (spirals, MiM/MoM capacitors), arbitrary routing, planes (solid or perforated) and more.


  • Have a basic understanding of custom IC design flows and electromagnetics. 
  • Have some general familiarity with electromagnetic solvers. 
  • No prior RaptorX knowledge or experience is needed to attend this workshop.

Target Audience

AMS, RF IC/high-speed digital SoC designers, CAD engineers.

Teaching Method

Slide presentation and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. 

Learning Outcome

Following completion of the course, users should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of electromagnetic modeling. 
  • Understand how RaptorX supports foundry tech files. 
  • Use RaptorX flow to extract electromagnetic models by selecting any combination of passive circuitry in the GDS or layout. 
  • Use Extraction Mode and/or Max Frequency of Interest on the RaptorX UI to define the granularity/complexity of the layout mesh. 
  • Understand the impact of the mesh complexity on the RaptorX outputs.
  • Navigate among different RaptorX outputs.

 Available Dates

Date / Time Duration Event Type Location Language Course Cost Registration
1 Session
Virtual VIRTUAL NA English Subscription Only REGISTER

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with a Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.

Self-paced Learning 

Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Scope is equivalent to Instructor led classes. Includes video lecture, workshops and input files. All our Self-Paced video courses are only available with an Ansys Learning Hub subscription.


This 1-hour virtual training session covers:

  • Overview of the importance of electromagnetic modeling. 
  • Introducing RaptorX.
  • RaptorX tech files.
  • Power Amplifier case study: Running RaptorX extraction in layout- or GDS-based mode.
  • RaptorX extraction modes (Fast EM, Golden EM, Parasitic Extraction) and meshing.
  • Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) case study: Simulating with RaptorX models.