Simplifying Amp Design With Co-Simulation

Aug. 13, 2009
The latest trend in computer-aided design (CAE) is not simply the use of software simulation, but enlisting the help of multiple CAE programs as part of a co-simulation process. To better understand the approach and how it relates to amplifier design, ...

The latest trend in computer-aided design (CAE) is not simply the use of software simulation, but enlisting the help of multiple CAE programs as part of a co-simulation process. To better understand the approach and how it relates to amplifier design, Agilent Technologies is offering a massive 63-page white paper, "Practical RF Amplifier Design Using the Available Gain Procedure and the Advanced Design System EM/Circuit Co-Simulation Capability." The white paper explains how to combine the capabilities of an electromagnetic (EM) simulation with a traditional S-parameter-based circuit simulator to speed and improve the accuracy of RF/microwave amplifier designs, working within the firm's Advanced Design System (ADS) software environment. Copies of the white paper are free, in PDF form, and are available at Agilent.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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