AWR and Samsung Electro-Mechanics Release MLCC Model Library
Full range of Samsung’s MLCC models now available for use within Microwave Office 2007 design suite
BANGKOK, Thailand - December 13, 2007 - AWR®, the innovation leader in high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA), today announced at the Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC) that Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd. (SEMCO) has created and released a model library of its state-of-the-art, high-density, miniaturized, surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) for use within AWR’s Microwave Office® design suite. MLCCs are the most prevalent type of capacitor being utilized at present and their miniature size is well-suited for use in today’s increasingly small electronic devices such as cell phones and notebook computers.
”Users of AWR’s Microwave Office software now have immediate and seamless access to Samsung’s MLCC components,” said Kangheon Hur, vice president of Samsung. “Our capacitors provide outstanding performance, reliability, low cost, and compact size, making them a great choice for AWR customers working on high-frequency wired and wireless electronic product design.”
The Samsung/AWR MLCC library consists of hundreds of capacitor models, including high-frequency, high-capacitance, high-voltage, low profile, super small, array and low inductance ceramic capacitors (LICCs). The component models themselves utilize S-parameter data taken directly from the actual device characterization process, which in turn yields excellent accuracy of the capacitor’s electrical response within Microwave Office simulations (frequency- and time-domain).
“We are pleased to be able to offer Samsung’s MLCC model library to our Microwave Office customers,” said Ron Patston, AWR vice president, Asia Pacific Operations. “Over the years, our customers have come to expect not only breadth of models from AWR but also outstanding quality and accuracy, which Samsung’s models deliver. The combination of the powerful and intuitive Microwave Office design platform with Samsung’s MLCC model library provides a top quality solution for designers of today’s complex communications products who require highly accurate models of the industry’s best devices in order to deliver competitive products.”
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung MLCC library is free to AWR customers and the reference data is available from Samsung’s website at (http://www.sem.samsung.com).