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design & products Wireless communications Design & simulation software speeds realisation of RF circuits The latest release of Keysight Technology’s RF simulation and synthesis software, Genesys 2015, features Keysight Sys-Parameters that enables RF system simulation with off-the-shelf component datasheets; and comprehensive RF circuit synthesis to enable the fastest realisation of RF systems and circuits. Keysight Sys-Parameters define RF system component parameters such as amplifier P1dB, IP3, gain and noise-figure over frequency, temperature and bias in a convenient spreadsheet format that designers can use directly in RF system simulation. This eliminates the tedious creation of non-standard data files or writing of custom programs to interpolate the data; addressing a long unfulfilled need of the RF industry to use component datasheet specifications in fast design simulations instead of wasteful prototyping iterations. Genesys 2015 accepts multi-dimensional Sys-Parameter data in a regular spreadsheet format that a user creates from RF component datasheets. The software also provides Sys- Parameter libraries from Mini-Circuits and Analog Devices. Easy access to Sys-Parameters during design enables designers to accurately evaluate and select available RF system components before hardware implementation, thereby eliminating wasteful iterations. Genesys 2015 includes tutorial videos for its comprehensive suite of automatic RF circuit synthesis capabilities. The tutorials are designed to teach users how to quickly design and realise circuits such as filters, matching networks, oscillators, mixers, couplers and transmission lines. Genesys 2015 also features a Matlab script debugger, multi-dimensional interpolator and interactive 3D graphing. These features expand Genesys programing, data processing and plotting capabilities to give the user complete control over the use of measured and simulated data. Genesys 2015 expands on its X-parameter vendor model library offering with reference-plane calibrated drop-in modules from X-Microwaves that guarantee the accuracy of simulation with final hardware implementation. Additional upgrades to Genesys 2015 include a new Momentum planar electromagnetic simulator and 3D layout viewer with interactive open/short detection. Keysight Esof EDA Software www.keysight.com Intermediate frequency adjustable coils offer inductances from 0.05uH to 150mH Total Frequency Control Ltd offers I.F. adjustable coils in many different designs and sizes; either for generic replacements, standard or custom wound, tuneable shielded or unshielded. Designed for oscillator circuits or as an IF transceiver for AM/FM applications, these adjustable inductor coils are custom wound and manufactured with short lead times to meet sample and production requirements. The company offers drop-in replacements against many popular manufacturers with an inductance range between 0.05 micro H to 150milli H and an operating frequency range between 10 kHz and 200MHz. The product provides a high Q component with good resistance to shock and vibration with moulded variants and a range of core materials including carbonyl, ferrite, aluminium and brass. Total Frequency Control Ltd www.tfc.co.uk Flexible antennas target positioning applications Antenova Ltd has added two new positioning antennas, Bentoni and Asper, to its range of flexible FPC antennas. Bentoni is a positioning antenna for all of the global public satellite constellations: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and GALILEO. It is designed to be used in trackers, portable devices, network components, drones and wearable electronics. Asper is a dual antenna with two separate antenna systems in a single form factor. It combines a 1559 – 1609 MHz antenna with a 2.4 – 2.5 GHz antenna in the same part for positioning applications with wireless connectivity as well. This antenna is suitable for sports cameras, trackers, dash cams, portable devices, network devices and wearable electronics. Both antennas offer high performance and maintain good isolation in situ within a device. Bentoni and Asper are the latest flexible FPC antennas in Antenova’s flexiiANT product range. They are supplied with an I-PEX MHF connector and a 1.13 mm RF cable in a choice of three lengths. They can be folded to save space in operation within a device. Antenova www.antenova-m2m.com 38 Electronic Engineering Times Europe February 2016 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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