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SpectreRF Tutorials and Appnotes... Shhhh... We Have a NEW Best Kept Secret!

Comments(1)Filed under: RF design, Harmonic Balance, spectreRF, RF Simulation, SpectreRF tutorials, Wilsey, tutorial, appNote, transmission lines, wireless

It's been a while since you've heard from me...it has been a busy year for sure.  One of the reasons I've been so quiet is that I was part of a team working diligently on our latest best kept secret: 

(http://support.cadence.com/wps/mypoc/cos?uri=deeplinkmin:DocumentViewer;src=pubs;q=/spectreRF/spectreRF13.1/AppA.html )

The Workshops include:  

  • Simulating Low Noise Amplifiers
  • Simulating Oscillators:   LC and Ring Oscillators
  • Simulating Mixers: Receive and Transmit Mixers
The new library RF_Doc_Database is located in the MMSIM hierarchy at:
<MMSIM12.1.1 or MMSIM13.1>/tools/spectre/examples/SpectreRF_workshop/RF_Doc_Database.tar.gz
Important Note: You will need to contact Cadence Customer Support to get the necessary GPDK180 to run the workshop (Reference Article 20158565).   
  • The following SpectreRF Workshops located in the MMSIM hierarchy have been updated:

    RFworkshop:  LNA, Mixer, PA, and VCO workshops    

And...we've added two new workshops!

Transmission Line Workshop:  Shows the new rfTlineLib followed by four examples demonstrating how to use them to simulate transmission line circuits
Wireless Analysis Workshop:  Contains an example PA design showing the whole 802.11n standard simulation flow.

The documentation and databases for the RFworkshop, TransmissionLineWorkshop, and WirelessAnalysisWorkshop are located in the MMSIM hierarchy at: 

<MMSIM12.1.1 or MMSIM13.1>/tools/spectre/examples/SpectreRF_workshop/rfworkshop.tar.Z




Tell me...what is your favorite SpectreRF AppNote or Workshop?

And if there was one workshop you'd like to see...what would it be?


Happy Holidays!



By Tom Beckley on December 18, 2013
Thanks, Tawna.  I'm very excited about our team's Spectre RF progress.  Spectre RF is expanding throughout the world's leading mobility providers.  With the addition of the talented Sigrity team to the Custom IC and PCB , there will be more to come on the RF front.

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