Spiral Inductor Assistant for Sonnet

Spiral Inductor Assistant for Sonnet is an add-on tool for Sonnet Professional, 
which is available to our foundry partners as a part of our consulting services.

Based on a pre-defined technology template file, the user only needs to define a few parameters to get a fully functional simulation model of the inductor. The simulation model can be opened in the Sonnet Professional editor and analyzed with a few mouse clicks, to obtain key parameters like inductance, Q factor, series resistance and substrate parasitics. With the appropriate Sonnet license options, a broad band SPICE model can be extracted.

Key Features

  • Efficiently generate layouts for single ended and differential inductor geometries, ready for EM analysis
  • Single or multiple parallel layer(s) for spiral and underpass/overpass
  • Estimated inductance read-out while geometry parameters are changed
  • Read in technology information from existing Sonnet simulation models
  • Write a full, complete Sonnet simulation model for accurate EM verification of the inductor,
    ready for immediate analysis
  • Full wave EM analysis in Sonnet Professional provides accurate, calibrated S-parameters
  • Plot L, Q, series resistance, substrate resistance and capacitance from the Sonnet results
  • Extract a broad band SPICE model for Spectre and other time domain simulators for the inductor
  • Available for Windows and Linux platforms

Related Documents

Spiral Inductor Assistant Quickstart Guide
Spiral Inductor Assistant Datasheet

Free Download

Spiral Inductor Assistant for Windows  (4.5MB)
Spiral Inductor Assistant for Linux (0.6MB)

Rules for download and use of the software: the software is provided as-is, with no warranties and no technical support.