Momentum port: global ground or differential?

Published on 6, Apr

There are some good uses for ports with an explicit (-) ground reference. Using them for SMD elements, where a device is included as 1-port with (+) on one pad and (-) on the other pad, is not a good idea in most cases. Used in the wrong context, you can get totally unexpected results […]

Automated Inductor Synthesis for IHP technologies

Published on 3, Apr

Semiconductor foundry IHP has licensed Inductor Toolkit for ADS, and now provides this automated inductor synthesis solution to their foundry customers at no cost. Based on target inductance and target frequency, the software will find the inductor geometry with best performance (highest Q factor). Available layouts include IHP’s octagon shaped with/without center tap. Additional inductor […]