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Magwel® offers 3D field solver and simulation based analysis and design solutions for digital, analog/mixed-signal, power management, automotive, and RF semiconductors. Magwel® software products address power device design with Rdson extraction and electro-migration analysis, ESD protection network simulation/analysis, latch-up analysis and power distribution network integrity with EMIR and thermal analysis. Leading semiconductor vendors use Magwel’s tools to improve productivity, avoid redesign, respins and field failures. Magwel is privately held and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.

Magwel® was formed in April 2003 with the mission of combining advanced mathematics with applied physics and electromagnetism to develop tools that solve complex and difficult problems that would otherwise reduce yield and hinder design productivity. The foundation for the company’s technology came from 5 years of research begun years before at Europe’s leading research facility, IMEC.

After proof of concept and productization, Magwel’s unique approach to solving significant design problems has been validated and is gaining wider acceptance in top 10 semiconductor companies and also among other innovators. Today Magwel® addresses Electrostatic Discharge verification, all aspects of power transistor modeling, EM/IR drop on analog and mixed signal chips, electro-thermal issues, as well as substrate noise and isolation.

Magwel® is based in Belgium with offices in Silicon Valley, East Coast, Asia and Israel. Magwel® has a large portfolio of patented technology, and continues to work with leading foundries and customers on development projects to solve new technical challenges brought about by increased design size, smaller feature size, lower voltages, higher frequencies and tighter design specifications.

Magwel® Products
ESDi® – ESD HBM Protection Network Analysis
CDMi™ – ESD CDM Protection Network Analysis
RNi™ – Full Chip Resistance Analysis for Power and Ground Nets
PTM® – Power Transistor Modeling
PTM-TR™ – Power Transistor Modeling: Transient
PTM-ET™ – Power Transistor Modeling: Electrothermal
PTM-GD™ – Power Transistor Modeling: Gate Delay
DevEM™ – Device Electromagnetic Modeler

Learn about ESD and PowerMOS Solutions
We are featuring leading tools for static, thermal and transient PowerMOS modeling and simulation. Also, we are featuring our ESD protection network simulation suite, which includes HBM and CDM protection analysis. Contact us for an informative webex session.

Need an effective CDM sign-off strategy?
Magwel has developed a breakthrough CDM simulation solution that computes IR-drop and current densities during CDM events. It also checks for voltage-stress on both I/O and core protected devices.

Is decoupled electrical and thermal analysis leading to thermal runaway issues?
Learn how combined concurrent electro-thermal analysis on PowerMOS devices can save designs from overheating failures.

Want to work faster while making and verifying ESD violation fixes?
This article on SemiWIki explains how fixes for ESD issues can be tested without looping back and forth between your layout editor and the ESD simulator

Need to understand detailed dynamic switching behavior inside of PowerFETs?
See this animation of PTM-TR results for a power converter MosFET pair using Magwel generated Fast3D models co-simulated with Spectre®

Snapback behavior determines ESD protection effectiveness
Read about how proper modeling of snapback devices and parallel discharge paths can lead to success or failure in properly predicting ESD protection network effectiveness.

Worried about current crowding during switching transients in power devices that could cause reliability issues in your designs?
Magwel’s PTM-TR™ is a transient switching analysis solution for device source, gate and drain nets in power and converter circuits. The power device can be simulated during circuit operation to ensure current crowding hot spots are not going to lead to device failures.

Struggling to reduce VCC-min on SRAM’s?
Learn how Magwel® RNi™ can help reduce costly VCC connection errors that contribute to a higher than necessary VCC-min.

Want to know the best location for replica and sense devices in power transistors?
Read how PTM-ET™ can help locate hot spots in power devices and provide assurance that replicas and sense devices are properly placed.

Having difficulty with shoot-through current in your DC-to-DC converter designs?
Read on how Magwel’s PTM® family of power transistor modeling tools can help optimize dead-time and shoot-through current in multi-transistor configurations.

Do you have ESD failures due to parasitic currents in the substrate?
The latest release of ESDi® provides more accurate I/R information on all discharge paths during an ESD event. Its simulation based approach uses TLP data to include linear and snap back behavior.

Concerned about IR Drop and Electro Migration on power and ground nets?
Our newest product, RNi™, shows resistance between any pin and any point on the network. Its GUI can help make debugging power and ground network issues fast and easy.

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