Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) announced the release of a new version of its popular ADIsimRF™ design tool. ADI’s ADIsimRF 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 1.6 adds support for 29 new RF ICs and data converters as well as functional enhancements. The ADIsimRF 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 tool also contains embedded data from many of ADI’s RF ICs and data converters, which designers can easily access using pull-down menus. Device tables assist in component selection.
Using a unique combination of design skills, systems understanding and process technologies, Analog Devices RF ICs and data converters cover the entire RF signal chain and include high-performance discrete RF function blocks as well as highly-integrated multi-functional single-chip RF solutions. These products are also supported by a wide range of free design tools, evaluation boards and other design resources to ease the development of RF systems.