ADS Example Book: Focused on RF & Microwave Design

Keysight Technologies 2016

A dramatic shift is underway in the electronics design and test industry. Traditionally, a design flow has been pretty linear: measure components and create models; use the models to design and simulate a circuit; then test the prototype. Each stage is separate and distinct. But we are headed toward a revolution to this traditional flow towards one that will require an entirely new level of integration to design and verify the new systems of the future. Design engineers will need to understand simulation software even more, as design will be inextricably connected with test in the future. This guide, the ADS Example Book: Focused on RF and Microwave Design is great for students, professors, and working engineers who want to learn RF and microwave design skills to keep up with the industry trend toward increasing use of simulation. It was written by engineers at Keysight Technologies. Great for beginners, the step-by-step screenshots demonstrate how to get started using Advanced Design System (ADS) without assuming any prior experience. After completing these demos, you will be able to: build your own Electromagnetic Simulation (EM); be able to use the ADS built-in Smith Chart for impedance matching; learn how to work with the ADS 3D substrate viewer to construct your substrate layers; work your way through the examples to design an amplifier and/or an active mixer. You can also learn how to tune and optimize your design, become familiar with ADS libraries, and quickly add components to your design. This book is 176 pages and contains 10 demo guides. Each guide is independent of the others, so it's easy to jump right into your topic of interest. Getting Started with ADS Tuning and Optimization Harmonic Balance Simulation Planar Electromagnetic (EM) Simulation in ADS RF System Design Microwave Discrete and Microstrip Filter Design Discrete and Microstrip Coupler Design Microstrip and CPW Power Divider Design Microwave Amplifier Design and Smith Chart Utility for Z matching Network Active Mixer Design