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SYMMIC is a software package for design-stage thermal analysis of high-power RF components. The easy-to-use simulator facilitates detailed analysis of heating in Field Effect Transistors (FETs) and Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs). Packaging of MMICs into radar and communication systems can be further analyzed to determine the impact of subsystem design on peak junction temperatures within individual FETs. SYMMIC is a transformative tool enabling transistor, circuit and packaging designers to obtain optimal performance and reliability in next-generation RF and power systems. Contact us at SYMMIC_sales@capesym.com for pricing and other details.
Scripts are available to facilitate thermal analysis from Microwave Office (MWO) or ADS (EEsof). ADS script facilitates exporting device locations from a layout in Keysight's EEsof to SYMMIC for thermal analysis. MWO scripts easily export layouts and power to SYMMIC, and provide the following additional functionality:
Please see the Electro-Thermal Datasheet for more details.Published Examples of SYMMIC Use
Thermal Considerations in Low Cost T/R Module Design
SYMMIC thermal analysis of a Multi-function Phased Array Radar (MPAR) transmit/receive module over a range of power levels and duty cycles.
Steady State and Transient Thermal Analyses of GaAs pHEMT Devices
A study of the effects of model fidelity on the accuracy of SYMMIC thermal analysis, using temperatures obtained by electrical measurements of the gate resistance.