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RF Design Blog

Distortion Summary in New CDNLive YouTube Video and at IEEE IMS2014 Next Week!

Hi Folks, Check out this great new video on YouTube: CDNLive SV 2014: PMC Improves Visibility and Performance with Spectre APS In this video from CDNLive Silicon Valley 2014, Jurgen Hissen, principal engineer, MSCAD, at PMC, discusses an aggressive RF...  Read More »
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How to Specify Phase Noise as an Instance Parameter in Spectre Sources (e.g. vsource, isource, Port)

Last year, I wrote a blog post entitled Modeling Oscillators with Arbitrary Phase Noise Profiles . We now have an easier way to do this. Starting in MMSIM 13.1 , you can specify the phase noise as an instance parameter in Spectre sources, including port...  Read More »
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See Cadence RF Technologies at IEEE International Microwave Symposium 2014

RF Enthusiasts, Come connect with Cadence RF experts and discover the latest advances in Cadence RF technologies, including Spectre RF at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2014. This year, IMS will be held in Tampa, Florida. Cadence will...  Read More »
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Broadband SPICE -- New Tool for S-Parameter Simulation in Spectre RF

Hi All, Here's another great new feature that I've found very helpful... Broadband SPICE is a new tool for S-parameter simulation in Spectre RF. In the MMSIM13.1.1 ( MMSIM13.1 USR1) release (now available on http://downloads.cadence.com), a new...  Read More »
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New Memory Estimator Helps Determine Amount of Memory Required for Large Harmonic Balance Simulations

Hi Folks, A question that I've often received from designers, "Is there a method to determine the amount of memory required before I submit a job? I use distributed processing and need to provide an estimate before submitting jobs." The...  Read More »
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Have You Tried the New Transmission Line Library (rfTlineLib)?

Happy New Year! Have you tried the new Transmission Line Library (rfTlineLib) yet? In case you missed it, rfTlineLib was introduced in IC 6.1.6 ISR1 plus MMSIM 12.1.1 -or- MMSIM13.1. You may wonder....Why should I use the new rfTlineLib ? Well.....here...  Read More »
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SpectreRF Tutorials and Appnotes... Shhhh... We Have a NEW Best Kept Secret!

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: The MMSIM 12.1.1/MMSIM 13.1 Documentation...  Read More »
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SpectreRF at 2013 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium in Seattle, Washington

If you are attending the International Microwave Symposium ( IMS 2013 ) in Seattle (June 2-7, 2013) stop by the Cadence Design Systems booth, #427. We will be showing new MMSIM12.1.1 features including “Smart” HB GUI, Robust and easy to use...  Read More »
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Simulating Crystal Oscillators is Much Easier in MMSIM12.1 - Part 2

Greetings, Simulating crystal oscillators got a lot easier in MMSIM12.1... We have made enhancements to both Harmonic Balance and transient analyses. In Part 1 , I discussed Improvements to the Harmonic Balance use model. With the new streamlined Choosing...  Read More »
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Simulating Crystal Oscillators is Much Easier in MMSIM12.1 - Part 1

Greetings! Simulating Crystal Oscillators got a lot easier in MMSIM12.1... We have made enhancments to both Harmonic Balance and Transient analyses. In Part 1, I’ll cover Improvements to the Harmonic Balance use model. With a streamlined Choosing...  Read More »
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