AMCAD (Booth 714) has several demonstrations and presentations planned for IMS 2011 in Baltimore.

Among the demonstrations:

Pulsed IV/ pulsed RF Measurement System

•On high-power GaN device with AMCAD PIV characterization system and Agilent PNA-X, driven by IVCAD software. Professional, industry-proven pulsing technology for both standalone IV-testing as well as pulsed-bias load-pull applications.

Stability Analysis

•STAN Tool for internal linear and non-linear stability analysis, based on Pole-Zero identification principle

IVCAD Software

•FET Modeling plug-in to extract accurate linear and non-linear compact measurement based models

•Volterra Modeling plugin for system level behavioral modeling

•Modern and Intuitive Data Visualization for IV, S-Parameters and Load-Pull Data

Presentations Schedule:

•Tuesday, June 7 – 3:20pm – TU3E “A New Multi-Harmonic Volterra Model Dedicated to GaN Packaged Transistor or SSPA for Pulse Application”, W. Demenitroux

•Tuesday, June 7 – 3:30pm – MicroApps “STAN Tool: A New Method for Linear and Nonlinear Stability Analysis of Microwave Circuits”, S. Dellier

AMCAD will also exhibit during ARFTG conference on Friday, June 10, in Baltimore.

Also at IMS, AMCAD will be spotlighting its new STAN tool, an automated stability analysis tool for RF & Microwave circuit designers. STAN tool offers a revolutionary stability analysis technique of microwave circuits, valid for small-signal and large-signal regimes. This technique is able to detect and determine the nature of oscillations, such as parametric oscillations in power amplifier that can be for example function of the input drive signal. Knowledge of the type of oscillation mode facilitates the insertion of stabilization networks, with a better balance between the required oscillation avoidance and maintaining the original circuit performances. Compatible with commercial CAD tools for microwave circuit design, STAN tool user-friendly and efficient interface give users a great ability to analyse linear and non-linear stability of their design in an intuitive manner. STAN tool is integrated in IVCAD advanced measurement and modelling software platform.