60 GHz on-chip balun transformer

Published on 17, Jul

Two new appnotes discuss the design of a 60GHz on-achip balun with 2:1 turn ratio. Part 1 investigates the 60 GHz balun shape: Interleaved or overlay? Interleaved or overlay? Part 2 of the 60 GHz balun application note investigates effect of dummy metall placement on insertion loss. Dummy metal fill effect

Empire XPU: 3D EM simulation of 240GHz on-chip antenna

Published on 20, Apr

This application note describes on-chip antenna modelling with Empire 3D EM. Empire RFIC EM simulation: IHP SG13 on-chip antenna at 240 GHz  

Empire XPU: Workflow demo inductor modelling

Published on 20, Apr

 

Inductor Toolkit Generic – Evaluation Version

Published on 11, Jan

Inductor Toolkit Generic – Evaluation Version is now available. New in release 2.1: Technology customization is enabled and fully documented, for testing the use of Inductor Toolkit with other RFIC technologies. Note that this software is only licensed for testing the workflow. Any production use and product development using the evaluation license is not permitted. For […]

RFIC Inductor Model Fit now ready for ADS 2017

Published on 29, Dec

RFIC Inductor Model Fit version 1.4.0 is now available and compatible with ADS 2017. Previous versions will not start simulation automatically with ADS 2017, and give an error message “The specified window does not contain a design (no application data). A schematic, symbol or layout window is must be specified.” This issue is fixed with […]

New phone number

Published on 25, Sep

Our office phone number has changed, new number:  +49 2302 185 2937

Inductor Toolkit Generic: Technology Customization Tutorial

Published on 6, Aug

This tutorial video shows how to configure/customize Inductor Toolkit Generic for a different RFIC technology.    

ADS: RFIC Inductor models from S-parameters

Published on 21, Jul

Mühlhaus Circuit Model Fit is an ADS add-on to create accurate, reliable circuit models from silicon RFIC inductor S-parameters. The workflow is fast, easy to use and fully automated. Symmetric and asymmetric inductors are supported, with or without center tap. Go to product page – free license until Dec 2018! Video Tutorial

ADS: Sweep over many S-Parameter files: look up table or sprintf()?

Published on 21, Jun

In this application note, we look at two methods of sweeping over a list of S-parameter files: using a look up table and using sprintf() string function to build filenames. Sweep over many S-Parameter files: look up table or sprintf()?

Inductor Synthesis for III-V Technologies

Published on 2, Jun

Inspired by our popular RFIC Inductor Toolkit for Silicon technologies, several ADS users have been asking for an MMIC version that addresses III-V technologies. This new MMIC Inductor Toolkit is ready for release now, with special early bird discounts: Inductor Synthesis for III-V Technologies