Hypeylynx is for digital design only. For your RF application, I recommend you use AWR's Microwave Office or Agilent' ADS. Mentor Dxdesigner and Expeditionpcb all have excellent interface with MWO or ADS.
Back to 90's, I was tring to do this level analysis in Valid's workbench(Allegro had an utility to extract the parastics from layout),but failed becasue Spice isn't the right tool to do that. The only Valid tool is ADS or MWO, and you need to use 2D planer extractor, must is considering non-ideal ground!
Thanks for your reply.
I have the Hyperlynx Analog Simulator and thought that would cover it.
I will check out the applications you have listed, however I don't think my university has the licenses for these. I think my alternative would be to calculate approximate values myself and add these to my model as it's a rather simple design so far.
If you're only looking for the trace parasitics and delay information of the feedback loop, then you can use HyperLynx to extract out this information. You can do it one of two ways:
1) Create an S-parameter of the trace data by selecting the net and going to Export > Net To > S-Parameter model.
2) Export a SPICE netlist by going to Export > Net To > SPICE netlist
I agree with Yanfeng if you are talking about simulating the EM propogation of the RF shapes of the design. That would require a more generic 3D simulator, but I think you might be able to achieve what you want with HyperLynx.
Hi, thanks again for your quick follow up.
I only need to know the effect of parasitic effects (capacitive and inductive) which may lead to an unstable amplifier.
I think what you describe here is the way to go. I'll give it a try and let you know if I succeed.
Thanks again to both of you.
Hi there, you said you were using HyperLynx and HyperLynx is a name of a suite of tools consisting of
HyperLynx SI (Signal Integrity)
HyperLynx PI (Power Integrity)
HyperLynx Analog (SPICE simulation)
HyperLynx Thermal Analysis
I'm not 100% sure what you wanted to do, but...
As Steve McKinney stated, you can extract the parasitics of a trace for simulation. If using "SPICE" simulation, you need the following tools:
DxDesigner, HyperLynx SI, HyperLynx Analog, Expedtion PCB, and the Eldo Spice simulator upgrade for HyperLynx Analog
DxDesigner for the schematic,
Expedition PCB for the trace creation
HyperLynx SI to extract the S-Parameters
HyperLynx Analog with ELDO SPICE engine upgrade for simulating a analog circuit with S-Parameters.
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