Piconics Inc. and Modelithics Inc. have collaborated to upgrade the previous Piconics conical inductor S-parameter models to full equivalent circuit models, now offering substrate scalability/selectability, series and shunt configurations, and broadband validation up to as high as 65 GHz for some configurations. These models represent the first comprehensive, measurement-based equivalent circuit models for conical inductors in the Modelithics Library. The conical inductor models are currently available as Pre-Release models and will be added to the next version of the Modelithics Library of advanced high frequency simulation models in 2013. The models are compatible with Agilent ADS and Genesys and AWR’s Microwave Office™ simulators. Visit the Piconics MVP page for more information and to request model downloads at: http://www.modelithics.com/mvp/Piconics/

Brian Goodhue, VP engineering for Piconics, states, “Engineers are increasingly utilizing our conical inductors past the 40 GHz mark. We are excited to be able to provide them with highly accurate models up to 65GHz for their design simulations through our partnership with Modelithics.”

“Piconics has been great to work with and a very welcome addition to the Modelithics Vendor Partner Program. They are a true innovator in high frequency broad-band inductors and we are honored to have the opportunity to collaborate in developing what we believe are the most advanced and versatile models available in the industry for conical inductors,”commented John Fisher, VP of operations for Modelithics.