New Version of Analog Devices’ Simulation Tool Significantly Eases Development of RF Systems

  New Version of Analog Devices’ Simulation Tool Significantly Eases
  Development of RF Systems

Business Wire

NORWOOD, Mass. -- February 25, 2013

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced the release of a new version of its
popular ADIsimRF™ design tool. The free design tool is the software
accompaniment to ADI's complete portfolio of RF-to-digital functional blocks,
allowing engineers to model RF signal chains using devices from across ADI's
RF IC and data converter portfolio. ADIsimRF Version 1.7 adds a number of new
device models along with enhanced support for inter-stage mismatch
calculations. The design tool provides calculations for the most important
parameters within an RF signal chain, including cascaded gain, noise figure,
IP3, P1dB, and total power consumption. The ADIsimRF design tool contains
embedded data from many of ADI's RF ICs and data converters, which designers
can easily access using pull-down menus to assist in component selection.

  *Download ADIsimRF design tool: http://www.analog.com/adisimrf
  *View video demonstration of ADIsimRF:
    http://videos.analog.com/video/products/rf-ics/993001113001/ADIsimRF/
  *View ADI's broad portfolio of RF ICs: http://www.analog.com/rf
  *View ADI's leading portfolio of data converters:
    http://www.analog.com/converters
  *Browse ADI's RF design tools: http://www.analog.com/rftools

ADIsimRF Version 1.7 Key Features:

The new version of the ADIsimRF design tool includes significant enhancements
to inter-stage mismatch calculations. One of the tool’s unique capabilities as
an RF signal chain calculator is its ability to calculate scalarmismatch loss
that results when two adjacent devices have different output and input
impedances. In ADIsimRF Version 1.7, device models for many non-50 Ohm devices
such as I/Q Demodulators, VGAs and ADC Drivers have been tweaked in order to
take full advantage of the tool’s ability to factor the effect of inter-stage
mismatch into cascaded IP3, P1dB, gain and noise figure calculations. The new
version also adds device models for ADI’s latest RF ICs, including the
ADRF6755 I/Q Modulator and the ADL5324, ADL5321 and ADL5320 Driver Amplifiers.

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Contact:

Analog Devices, Inc.
Colleen Cronin, 781-937-1622
Colleen.cronin@analog.com
 
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