Saturday, February 04, 2017
ViPEC Network Analyzer
The output is in the form of port parameters (S, Y or Z) with results presented on a user defined grid, Smithchart or table. It can also be used to compute other characteristics like stability factors and group delay.
ViPEC supports various lumped elements (capacitors, resistors etc.) as well as distributed networks like transmission lines, microstrip and stripline structures. Two port data files are also supported (e.g. the 2-port frequency parameters of various RF transistors as supplied by the manufacturer). The component library is under constant development with new elements added at regular intervals.
Friday, May 06, 2016
Plextek from UK is one such firm with such expertise and Experience. Their Technical Information Section gives an insight of important aspects in wireless communication design. Read these first, The Basics of RF System Design, Oscillator Design and Practical RF PCB Design.
Plextek Ltd - Technical Information
Printed Circuit Board Design Guide - This is an useful reference for PCB design and RF. Here it is about "PCB Mounted RF Connectors". Here you see a important rule "the first rule of connectors is that the best connector is no connector at all...". In RF the connectors and their placement needs extra care. At a frequency of 1 GHz, a short PCB track can become an Antenna !
Trompeter Electronics RF Connector Cable Assembly
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Therefore, no EM background is necessary beyond a first year undergraduate physics course in fields and waves as provided by most colleges and universities. Students equipped with the knowledge of basic circuit theory and/or an exposure to microelectronics can use this book and cover the entire spectrum from the basic principles of transmission and microstrip lines to the various high-frequency circuit design procedures.
RF Circuit Design - Theory and Applications by R.Ludwig and P.Bretchko
For the advanced students the entry into this field is often pursued through an electromagnetic field approach, while for the technologists the basic circuit aspect embedded in Kirchhoff's laws is the preferred treatment.
Monday, April 11, 2016
(Keysight inherits some Agilent Divisions - 2015)
EEsof EDA of Agilent for RF Microwave
Right from the physics-level design that is needed to create RF Components and Assemblies, these set of tools help in high-speed circuit design,, device modeling, and signal-processing.
RF & Microwave Design
"Agilent's RF and Microwave design and simulation tools provide the most complete solution for creating robust designs with first pass success and high yield in MMIC, RF-Mixed Signal IC, RF board, RF SiP and RF Module technologies."
Agilent Genesys is a low-cost and versatile integrated EDA solution for designing RF-microwave PCB and subsystems.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
This flexible, easy-to-use software includes schematic capture and layout editing, netlist generation and sophisticated data visualization and analysis tools.
ANSYS Emag - This software addresses the analysis needs of the low-frequency electromagnetics industry, including electric motors, relays, solenoids, toroids, induction heating, accelerators, geophysical/medical instruments and magnet design.
ANSYS Iceboard - This software provides thermal analysis tools for simulating PC boards (PCBs).
ANSYS develops, markets and supports engineering simulation software used to foresee how product
designs will behave and how manufacturing processes will operate in real-world environments....
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
"Berkeley Design Automation (BDA) is the electronic design automation (EDA) industry leader in next-generation analog, RF, and mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) verification."
Analog FastSPICE is based on Precision Circuit Analysis technology. This technology is a proprietary combination of innovative applied mathematics and optimized numerical analysis.
The AFS WaveCrave waveform processor provides a wide range of capabilities for viewing simulation results.
Friday, February 03, 2012
"ACS delivers high performance state-of-the-art RF and microwave circuit design and simulation software for the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) marketplace."
"A wide range of applications are supported, from analog sub-circuit design to RF circuit design for complex wireless communications systems. ACS offers circuit design, synthesis, simulation and optimization programs for the advanced engineering professional and first time CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) user alike."
The program LINC2 (LINear Circuit Analysis version 2), is a circuit simulation program written for the Microsoft Windows (TM) graphical operating environment. The program uses a nodal circuit file description that is very similar to several of the most popular RF/Microwave simulator programs currently used in the industry today.