Modelithics Inc. has expanded its partnership with Mini-Circuits to develop high-accuracy simulation models for Mini-Circuits’ packaged reflectionless filters, power splitter/combiners and LTCC transformers. The substrate-selectable models for the filters are measured/modeled to 40 GHz with the splitters and transformers measured/modeled to 30 GHz. Ten new reflectionless filter models, six power splitter/combiner models and four LTCC transformer models are currently available for free individual download for Keysight Technologies’ ADS from the Mini-Circuits MVP page on the Modelithics website. These models will also be available in the Modelithics COMPLETE Library and the Modelithics mmWave & 5G Library in future library releases.

The growing collection of Modelithics models for Mini-Circuits components now includes over 50 models representing 116 components, including amplifiers, attenuators, high-, low- and bandpass filters and splitters. Modelithics models add value by going beyond the data sheet and typically available Sparameter data, helping designers reach faster agreement between simulation and measured performance. Larry Dunleavy, president of Modelithics said, "Our relationship with Mini-Circuits extends back to before Modelithics began, so I am delighted to see our collaboration expand to cover a wider range of components, there is much we are doing together to streamline design success for our mutual customers. So, stay tuned for more designer-minded model developments to come”.

Mini-Circuits President, Ted Heil commented, “Modelithics’ simulation models have been a valuable extension of our service to customers using our parts for their designs. We’re very pleased continue growing the relationship and making more of the resources Modelithics offers available for free use.”

Through the Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) Program, the Modelithics Mini-Circuits Library is also available in versions for other EDA simulation tools such as, NI AWR Design Environment/ Microwave Office™, Keysight Technologies’ Genesys, ANSYS® HFSS™, Sonnet® Suites and Cadence® Virtuoso® Spectre RF® for free 90-day trials. The MVP program facilitates proactive communication and collaboration with leading component and IC vendors as well as instrumentation and EDA software suppliers.