mmWave Component Library Aims to Improve 5G Design Success
The Modelithics® mmWave & 5G Library is a collection of models developed for the next generation of cellular communications. All models in the library are validated to 30 GHz - some to 125 GHz - so all can be used for designs in the latest mmWave 5G frequency bands. Modelithics’ models are available for six RF/microwave simulation software platforms: Keysight Technologies’ PathWave Advanced Design System, Keysight Technologies’ PathWave RF Synthesis (Genesys), Cadence AWR Design Environment, Ansys HFSS, Sonnet Suites and Cadence Virtuoso Spectre RF.
The models in the Modelithics mmWave & 5G Library are measurement-based, developed from multiple, specialized measurements at test conditions tailored for each device. Most of the capacitor, inductor and resistor models are Microwave Global Models™, meaning the models scale with the part value, substrate and solder pads, making them well-suited for tuning and optimization. Every model comes with a datasheet showing the parameters, recommended model validity, test fixture and measurement details and model-to-measured data plots.
Many suppliers are represented in the Modelithics mmWave & 5G Library, including AVX, Coilcraft, Mini-Circuits, Piconics and Presidio. For example, the CAP-MUR-0201M-103 is a Microwave Global Model for the Murata 939118492510 silicon capacitor, which has been validated from DC to 110 GHz. The CAP-PPI-0201BB-001 model for the Passive Plus 0201BB surface-mount chip capacitor family features substrate scalability and has been validated from DC to 65 GHz.
A free evaluation of the Modelithics mmWave & 5G Library is available.