RF Impedance Matching using SMT Devices

Here is a wonderful tutorial video on how to perform RF Impedance matching by optimally selecting SMT devices (or in other words what we call as discrete components based matching network design). Performing matching network design is not that difficult once you know the fundamentals, however to design good impedance matching network by selecting the realistic/standard components values which are available in market or available in individual’s inventory is always the most challenging job during the design process.

This video outlines a very neat way of performing discrete component based matching network design we can restrict software to use values which are available in our inventory or readily available in the market. Thanks to Hee Soo Lee (Keysight Technologies) to create such a wonderful & insightful video to solve one of the big pain of RF designers..

To download the project files referred to in this video, visit: http://www.keysight.com/find/eesof-how-to-smd-match

Happy Designing….

Practical Impedance Matching Network Design

This short tutorial video explains the key steps to followed for a distributed matching network design taking Zin & Zout information from a Cree (Wolfspeed) GaN transistor datasheet.

We start the matching network design using ideal transmission lines in Interactive Smith Chart tool in ADS which then is converted to the equivalent microstrip line based network. We then optimize the matching network components to nullify the effects cause practical microstrip lines and junctions. Finally layout is generated and EM simulation is performed for more accuracy.

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Happy Designing…..!!!!

Spiral Inductor Model Extraction

Here is a wonderful tutorial video of Spiral Inductor model extraction from Keysight Technologies. Best part is that you can also download the example file at the end of the video to try it out yourself using Keysight ICCAP software.

Thanks Franz for creating this wonderful tutorial video.

Happy Learning….!!


ADS 2016.01: Check/View S-Parameters

Keysight ADS2016.01 version brings a great utility for designers who often work with touchstone files. Often, it becomes tricky to explore S-Parameter/Touchstone files before it is used in simulation. This new features lets users view and check touchstone files before they are used in simulation. Also it is integrated with new SnP component which makes it even easier for designers to directly use the file for simulation.

Watch this video to get an understanding of this new feature and don’t forget to like and leave your comments after watching the video……