Archive for the ‘Agilent ADS’ Category

Agilent ADS: Circuit Envelope Simulation

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Research Links

Agilent ADS has several features that set it apart from other design packages.  It has nonlinear and "cross frequency" capability.  Envelope simulation is where you want to see the envelope of an RF signal.

I suspect ADS will become much easier to use once I understand how various data are held in arrays.

Agilent ADS – Oscillator Design and Analysis

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Agilent ADS: Gilbert Cell Mixer Design

Monday, September 15th, 2014

PDF runs through how to simulate mixer performance on Agilent ADS

Agilent Application Note 1462 with ADS Design Files

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Project Documentation and Files

Research Links


Files in Order of Usage in Application Note 1462

  • Step 2: Figure 3: FET_Gm_Calcs.sch
  • Step 3: Figure 5: FET_SP_NF_Match_Circ.sch
  • Step 4: Figure 7: Gain_and_Stab_DiscOpt.sch
  • Step 6: Figure 10: SP_NF_GainMatchK.sch
  • Step 7: Figure 12:  HB1Tone_LoadPullMagPh.sch
  • Step 8: HB1Tone_SourcePull.sch
  • Step 9: DA_LEMatch1_InputMatch1.sch

Once you have gone through the lower level blocks that make up the balanced amplifier the next step is to simulate the whole balanced amplifier subsystem.