RFPro Video Tutorials

RFPro offers great ease of use and much higher flexibility to perform EM analysis on your RF/Microwave Circuits, MMICs, RFICs, RF PCB/Boards etc and you could select either the Momentum or Full 3D FEM simulator for your simulations.

Look at this video tutorial playlist on my YouTube to learn how to use RFPro for a variety of applications. There are 13 videos under this playlist and many more will be uploaded soon…😊

Happy Learning & have fun….👍

Practical Modeling of Digital Phase Shifters and Attenuator for accurate Phased Array System Design

Digital Phase Shifters and Attenuators are the critical building blocks for a Phased Array Systems, modeling these critical components accurately & easily is the key to simulate the complete RF system level performance.

Watch this tutorial to learn the critical nature of these components and how can you bring in the realistic data in your System Design environment easily.

Happy Designing….👍

CPWG Based Designs in ADS

Conductor Backed Coplanar Waveguide or CPW with Ground (CPWG) is the configuration of choice while dealing with high frequency PCBs or even in MMICs. While as simple as this may sound to keep ground conductors on each side of the transmission line sections, it is not so easy to implement and design circuits in this configuration.

Watch this tutorial to learn how can you simplify your job while dealing with CPWG based designs in Keysight Pathwave ADS…👍

Happy Designing….!!

ADS 10-Watt GaN Power Amplifier workspace is now available for download

Are you looking to get started with the Power Amplifier designs in ADS but not sure where to start?

Look no further and here is the workspace that provides the sample design right from DC-IV analysis to Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) analysis for a 10-Watt PA design using Cree/Wolfspeed CGH 40010 device.

The ADS workspace provided here is based on the 3 part video tutorial series and you can view all the 3 videos for a better understanding of the workspace and a typical power amplifier design flow.

Part 1: https://youtu.be/-GLPH9BYvSo

Part 2: https://youtu.be/iALOAyGRSTo

Part 3: https://youtu.be/0mWG-tacLpU

ADS Workspace (ADS2021 or higher): PA_Design_withDPD_woCree_wrk.7zads

Power Divider/Combiner Designs – Concept to Gerber

Learn all about single section and multi-section Power Divider/Combiner designs using an easy to do Layout Oriented design process in Pathwave ADS.

While Wilkinson power dividers are one of the simplest RF circuits to design but it becomes tricky at times and I have seen many RF designers struggle to come up with a decent schematic design and then spend a lot of their time preparing a suitable layout that meets the desired design specifications.

Have a look at this video and see how easy it is to design fabrication-ready power dividers in 5-10mins max without having the need to perform schematic designs, optimization, or to set up an EM/Circuit co-simulation even if you are dealing with multi-section power dividers for wider bandwidth applications…👍

Using HFSS components/designs in ADS

Watch this tutorial to understand how easy it is to bring in custom HFSS components into the ADS design environment for layout assembly and full 3D FEM simulation using RFPro in ADS.

This neat capability enables designers to collaborate more closely within their organization and also component vendors can share their 3D IPs with their customers which is fully compatible with the most popular RF/MW circuit & system design platform i.e. Keysight ADS for RF PCB, RF Module, Multi-Chip Module kind of applications.

If you have component vendors offering you only HFSS encrypted 3D components, you can refer them to this video and make them realize that they can import native HFSS models into EMPro very easily and then create plain or encrypted 3D models that are fully compatible with the ADS design platform…

Have fun with your RF Designs….👍

Practical Power Amplifier Design Tutorials

Learn to perform 10-watt GaN Power Amplifier Design in < 3 hours with every step explained in great detail with Keysight ADS

Practical Power Amplifier Design – Part 1:https://youtu.be/-GLPH9BYvSo (52 mins)

Agenda: Intro to PA, Getting Started with 10-watt PA design, DC-IV, Stability, Load Pull, X-dB Load Pull, Verifying Source and Load Impedances for required Power & Efficiency

Practical Power Amplifier Design – Part 2:https://youtu.be/iALOAyGRSTo (46 mins)

Agenda: Impedance Matching Techniques for PA, Overall PA Optimization, Swept Power Analysis, 2-Tone simulations, Layout Design & EM/Circuit co-simulation

Practical Power Amplifier Design – Part 3:https://youtu.be/0mWG-tacLpU (54 mins)

Agenda: Techniques for Modulated Analysis in ADS, VTB, CTS, FCE, DPD simulation, 5G NR standard compliance & verification.

Practical Power Amplifier Design – Part 1

Practical Power Amplifier Design – Part 1
Hi Everyone,
The wait is finally over and here comes the first tutorial in the 3 part tutorial video series to go over the Practical Power Amplifier Design process from Concept to Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) based PA validation….👍

During the course of this 3-part video series, we will discuss all the key steps to perform a very practical power amplifier design and clear out all the roadblocks and confusion which troubles a lot of PA designers and come up with a final PA design that you can take directly to the fabrication…🥂

Have a look here and don’t forget to put in your comments & feedback here as well as on my YouTube channel….😊

Happy Designing….!!

Webinar: Integrated 3D EM/Circuit Co-Simulation Environment for First-Pass Design Win

Title: Integrated 3D EM/Circuit Co-Simulation Environment for First-Pass Design Win

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour

Register Here

In this webinar, we will:

  • Explore RFPro, a unique 3D EM/Circuit Co-simulation environment tightly integrated in ADS to enable easy access to EM analysis by RF and Microwave Circuit Designers whenever they need it during the design process.
  • Learn how RFPro is used in the design phase to help identify and fix design problems such as undesired coupling, frequency shifts, mismatch losses, and other issues. 
  • See how to automate the setup of 3D EM-circuits analysis of multi-technology components without layout modification or cookie cutting.  EM results are then seamlessly connected back to the circuit for spontaneous 3D EM-circuit co-simulation without the tedious and error-prone processing of separate 3D EM analysis