Amkor Technology offers its Quad-Flat No-Lead (QFN) package design kit for Agilent Technologies’ Advanced Design System (ADS) electronic design automation software. Based on Amkor’s popular MicroLeadFrame
® (MLF®) packages, the package design kit gives ADS users access to the full fidelity of Amkor packages at the click of a button. This allows them to reduce design spins and cut time-to-market by rapidly characterizing circuits in the presence of actual Amkor packages, before manufacturing and performing what-ifs.
Based on Amkor’s popular MicroLeadFrame (MLF) packages, the package design kit enables mutual Amkor and Agilent customers to significantly improve their RFIC / MMIC design quality and time-to-market. It allows designers to quickly explore various design specifications with accurate package information and implement optimized RFIC / MMIC designs, providing a greater range of choices and more flexibility when designing MLF packages.
The download is a ZIP file which contains three different versions of the design kit:
- The initial design kit v1.0 contains 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, and 6x6 MicroLeadFrame packages with 0.5 lead pitch. All dies are scalable. The kit works with ADS 2009, ADS2009 Update 1, ADS 2011.01, ADS 2011.05, ADS 2011.10 and ADS 2012.08.
- The updated design kit v1.1 contains 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, and 8x8 MicroLeadFrame packages with 0.4 lead pitch and 0.5 lead pitch. All dies are scalable and can be offset from the center. Based on many customer requests, the 8x8 DRMLF (Dual-Row MLF) is included in this updated design kit. The kit works with ADS 2009, ADS2009 Update 1, ADS 2011.01, ADS 2011.05, ADS 2011.10 and ADS 2012.08.
- The newest design kit v2.0 contains 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, and 8x8 MicroLeadFrame packages with 0.4 lead pitch and 0.5 lead pitch, as well as an 8x8 DRMLF (Dual-Row MLF) package with 0.5 lead pitch. The kit is compatible with the ADS 2012.08 multi-technology flow, and contains sample workspaces and instructions to allow multiple circuits on arbitrary substrates to reside in your package. The kit works with ADS 2012.08.
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