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Enhanced design of GAAS in Europe


- Demonstration of effective, working, user-friendly links between existing different European CAD tools, to be exploited commercially as new product enhancements.

-The project will allow users to complement their existing investments in CAD products from US vendors (in particular from HP-EEsof) with a set of easy-to-use extensions and links to European CAD tools/models offering added user value.

-Major enhancements to existing CAD interface formats will be demonstrated through the provision of direct access to MMIC foundry library modules. Furthermore, the consortium intend to work towards a common European style of user interface.

-New analysis techniques will be provided for MMICs which are complex, multi-function and operating in strongly non-linear and/or low-power regimes.

-An advanced, standardised, non-linear FET model will be delivered for at least two of the foundry processes represented in the consortium, using a synthesis of the best available research ideas, including a unified, physics-constrained model.

The overall objective of EDGE is to provide a new, user-oriented and commercially-driven CAD resource to support high-frequency analogue design in Europe, specifically targeting linear and non-linear MMICs, as well as interconnect structures, for operation from 0.1 GHz to 100 GHz and beyond. The project's main outside industrial impact will be through enabling shorter time-to-market and reduced cost for successful circuit realisation in several key application sectors with major growth potential in the microwave, RF and mm-wave area, especially those related to Si- and GaAs-based components for wireless communications.

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