Industrial Electronics

Modelithics and Mini-Circuits develop new high-accuracy simulation for several packaged mini-circuits amplifiers

17 July 2020

Modelithics Inc. and Mini-Circuits have expanded their partnership by developing new high-accuracy simulation models for several packaged Mini-Circuits amplifiers.

In total, 14 new substrate amplifier models have been developed. These data-based models were extracted by performing broadband S-parameter and noise-parameter measurements with a Keysight PNA-X vector network analyzer (VNA), as part of a Maury Microwave ultra-fast noise parameter measurement setup.

Modelithics now offers over 68 models, representing over 130 individual Mini-Circuits components, that include amplifiers, filters and splitters, among others. All of the new amplifiers models are currently available for free for use within Keysight Technologies' PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS). The models can be downloaded form the Mini-Circuits MVP page on the Modelithics website. The models are also conveniently available to all Modelithics Library customers in the newest version, v20, of the Modelithics COMPLETE Library™ for Keysight ADS. Free 90-day trials for the Modelithics Mini-Circuits Library are also available for use in other EDA simulation tools through the Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) Program. These tools include AWR Design Environment/Microwave Office™, Keysight Technologies' Genesys, Ansys® HFSS™, Sonnet® Suites and Cadence® Virtuoso Spectre RF.

The MVP program facilitates proactive communication and collaboration with leading component and integrated circuit (IC) vendors as well as instrumentation and EDA software suppliers.

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