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FAST: Fast Amplifier Synthesis Tool - Software and User's Guide

FAST: Fast Amplifier Synthesis Tool - Software and User's Guide

By (author): Dale D. Henkes
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9781580538602

Print Book $479.00 Qty:
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Reducing complex RF and microwave circuit development to an extremely fast and efficient process, this powerful electronic design automation (EDA) tool offers you invaluable assistance in the design of single- and multi-stage linear and low noise amplifiers. The software also automatically synthesizes power amplifiers based on S Parameter device models. This unique design tool incorporates circuit synthesis, schematic capture, and a powerful circuit simulation engine into an integrated design environment. Design specifications, preferences and goals are set up as user inputs on a simple form, allowing you to synthesize a complete single- or multi-stage amplifier circuit with just a single menu click. The software automatically captures the circuit design on a schematic page where you can run a detailed performance analysis by simply clicking Analyze. A convenient pop-up menu offers immediate access to display methods and analysis results. Key features include fast direct circuit synthesis, automatic matching network synthesis, automatic device stabilization, flexible design and inter-stage matching choices, tuning and manual editing of schematics, and Monte Carlo statistical analysis. Moreover, a comprehensive parts menu provides nearly 50 circuit elements and schematic symbols for creating or editing circuit schematics. Saving you valuable time, this groundbreaking software turns amplifier circuit design and analysis into an efficient three-step process implemented through three consecutive menu selections: Design Amplifier(s), Analyze, and View Results. Your results can be saved to disk and later recalled for editing or further analysis. System Requirements: 100 MHz Pentium class PC or compatible. 32 MB RAM, 5 MB available hard disk space. MS Windows 95 or later OS.
Introduction - Program Features.; Getting Started - Installation. Starting FAST. Running an Example Session.; Entering the Design Specifications.; Creating and Editing Schematics.; Using External Device Data - Importing S-Parameter Data as a Two-Port Element. Importing S-Parameter Data for Analysis. Exporting S-Parameter Data.; Tuning - Interactive Tuning of a Circuit. How to Tune a Circuit Parameter. Tuning a Two-Port Element.; Single Frequency Analysis (Circles Utility) - Stability Circles. Gain Circles. Noise Circles. Synthesis of Matching Networks.; Program Options and Settings - Main Menu Bar Options and Settings. The Circles Utility Options and Settings.; Analysis Tools for Displaying Results - Smith Chart. Rectangular Plot. Results Table. Stability.; Statistical Analysis - Statistics. Monte Carlo Example Run.; Examples - Designing an Amplifier for Maximum Gain. Designing an Amplifier for Minimum Noise Figure. Making Tradeoffs between Gain and Noise. Making Tradeoffs between Gain and Stability Margin. Designing Impedance Matching Networks.; Reference - Circuit Element Codes and Descriptions. Abbreviations and Definitions.; Appendix A: S-Parameters and Power Gain Equations.; References.;
  • Dale D. Henkes Dale D. Henkes is the owner of ACS (Applied Computational Sciences) located in Escondido, CA, where he also serves as principal RF engineer. A member of the IEEE and author of several articles in prominent trade publications, Mr. Henkes has over 25 years of professional experience in RF design/electrical engineering. He earned his B.S. in engineering at Walla Walla College, College Place, WA.
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