Bidirectional Simulation In The RF Design Environment FlowSource: Intercept Technology
By Abby Monaco, product manager, Intercept Technology Inc.
It goes without saying that wireless circuits have become essential to nearly every sector of the EDA industry, and their influence will continue to grow for many years to come. But in the days before RF had so much focus, the lack of availability of RF design tools led to crude processes of testing and tweaking behind closed doors. With the advent of the EDA industry’s automated software design options, there has been a migration toward simulation and modeling systems to speed up the design process. But data transfer remains a grey area that hampers design processes and cycle times, sometimes resulting in RF designers continuing to use the time-tested yet crude methods of the past. The argument is most often the need for simplicity. But with so many software options available now, RF engineers are challenged to rethink their request for primitive simplicity and consider a higher level process.