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Analysis and Verification

EM solvers, analysis functions, mesh configuration, utility functions

Each element in the RF PCB Toolbox™ library has a set of analysis functions. Use these functions to analyze:

Use this category also to mesh the PCBs into discretized triangles and tetrahedrons for solving analysis equations. You can also compare RF PCB Toolbox simulations with fabricated PCBs, measured results, and technical articles.

Functions

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currentCalculate and plot current distribution
chargeCalculate and plot charge distribution
capacitanceCalculate capacitance
designDesign PCB component around particular frequency
feedCurrentCalculate current at feed port
getZ0Calculate characteristic impedance of transmission line
inductanceCalculate inductance
sparametersCalculate S-parameters for RF PCB objects
meshChange and view mesh properties of metal or dielectric in PCB component
meshconfigChange mesh mode of PCB component or shape structure
cylinder2stripCylinder equivalent width approximation
dielectricDielectric material for use as substrate
DielectricCatalogCatalog of dielectric materials
metalConductor material
MetalCatalogCatalog of metals
voltagePortCreate voltage source with N-ports

Topics

Fundamental RF PCB Analysis

Scattering Parameters or S-Parameters

Basics of S-parameters, how to analyze PCB components using S-parameters.

Behavioral Models

Accelerate circuit level analysis, behavioral s-parameter calculations, optimize layout and performance.

Characteristic Impedance of Transmission Lines

Characteristic impedance of transmission lines; even and odd mode impedances of coupled transmission lines.

Solvers

Method of Moments Solver for Metal and Dielectric Structures

Method of Moments computation technique for metal and dielectrics in a PCB.

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