January 27, 2023
Remcom announces matching network tuning in the latest release of XFdtd 3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software, enabling users to adjust component values to meet design goals and understand the behavior of a circuit.
The addition of an analysis workbench in XFdtd’s schematic editor expands the software’s toolset for matching network design. The workbench’s intuitive sliders enable manipulation of inductor and capacitor values to reveal the impact of various combinations in real time. This immediacy makes additional analysis effortless while resulting in an understanding of how the circuit will behave. Intermediate states may be saved without changing the base schematic; final states can then be added to a new operating mode or committed to the schematic permanently.
In addition to simplifying the process of identifying a favorable match that meets or exceeds performance requirements, the tuning functionality offers ability to analyze the matching network’s sensitivity to component tolerance. Use cases include fixed band matching for devices that use a single band as well as tunable matching for devices that must switch between bands.
“Remcom continues to broaden XFdtd’s capability for matching network design,” says Jeff Barney, XFdtd product manager. “The slider bar mechanism is a familiar approach for calibrating values and was developed with maximum usability in mind.”
XFdtd users without an active Remcom Professional Support contract can upgrade to the latest version by contacting sales.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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