The integration is expected to help microwave engineers and radio frequency (RF) eliminates the time-consuming bottleneck of manually coupling design tools to simplify workflow and improve time-to-market.
“Keysight’s PathWave framework helps customers get to market faster from design through production. Developing open interfaces between design and test software products, enables end-to-end workflow solutions across system/circuit design, verification and manufacturing. We have expanded PathWave beyond Keysight products, to connect Ansys HFSS with PathWave ADS RFPro. This partnership enables customers to solve large, complex development challenges, even faster,” said Tom Lillig, general manager of Keysight PathWave Software Solutions.
Earlier, in February 2021, Ansys announced an initial collaboration between the two companies – made with the intention of improving the workflow between the companies’ products to speed time-to-market for 5G, aerospace and defense, as well as automotive applications.
As announced, Keysight’s RFPro simulation solution – an electromagnetic (EM) environment for RF and microwave circuit designers integrated within Keysight PathWave ADS, together with the Ansys HFSS electromagnetic simulation will help both companies’ customer verify and validate their assembled RF modules.
“Ansys is committed to building world-class products in an open ecosystem. Collaborating with Keysight complements this strategy, enabling Keysight and Ansys to provide comprehensive solutions that address our customers’ engineering challenges,” said Steve Pytel, vice president of Ansys Product Management.
“The manual process to move design files between tools is time consuming and can create bottlenecks — especially as die-counts increase for complex RF modules in applications like 5G and 6G. We are collaborating with Keysight to alleviate this pain point — ultimately creating an efficient workflow that drives fast results for our mutual customers and spurs innovation within the industry.”
According to Keysight, the PathWave ADS RFPro HFSS is expected to ship in the summer of 2021, however, the link option will be available in Keysight’s ADS in 2022.