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Real-life simulation


As a proof of concept the academically developed mathematical analysis methods have been implemented by the industrial partners and Upper Austria University in real-life simulation and/or industrial use cases. A number of relevant test cases from the repositories of the partners, who are end-users, has been set up to compile an inventory. The simulation results of the tools and algorithms were then compared against the results obtained with commercial or public domain tools – the ICESTARS validation has successfully covered the complete functionality of the tools that have been developed.

The ICESTARS validation plan has beens based on test benches/examples covering the complete functionality of the tools being developed describing when and what in terms of validation, including test benches and timing.

The test cases/benchmark data have been uploaded to the internal project wiki to be used for validation purposes. In addition, a validation plan/document is kept there as a living document. As soon a validation result has become available,it has been added to the internal website for verification purposes.

But that is the just the beginning. The ground broken by ICESTARS will prove a fertile field over the next decade. The advanced algorithms developed within ICESTARS have the potential to reduce substantially the complexity of RF design development processes, thereby improving the RF designer’s ability to deal with chip development for the generation ahead.

Work package leader: Rick Janssen (NXP Semiconductors, The Netherlands)
 


 


Objectives

Detailed objective of the ICESTARS validation are:

to facilitate the validation of new algorithms/tools and modelling methodologies developed during the project

to support the integration of developed methodologies and algorithms/tools in the existing design frameworks of consortium partners, especially the industrial circuit simulators, via detailed reports on the implementation and pseudocode of the developedalgorithms/tools

to outline a set of recommendations for a future common software platform, which could enable exchange of ideas and/or algorithms between the partners without getting in the way of IP and proprietary source code.