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DXDesigner/ExpeditionPCB - Design Simulation with parasitic capacitances

Question asked by stian on Jan 4, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 5, 2010 by Gary_Lameris

Hi

 

I'm using Mentor's DXDesigner, Expedition PCB and HyperLynx for a high speed amplifier project which I'm doing for my Msc.

 

The amplifier is to designed with a bandwith of 0,5-1 GHz which leaves it sensitive to parasitic capacitance in the feedback loop, therefore I would like to be able to extract parasitic capacitance etc. from the PCB layout into my simulation model to check for circuit stability.

 

I have done this with IC Designer, but can't see that it's possible with my current tools. Can this be done? How, or do I need additional tools?

 

BR

 

 

Stian

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