Spectrasys – A spectral domain RF System Architecture simulator that offers compelling simulation and interactive graphical use model advantages over circuit tools, math-based block sets for time-domain simulators, vendor “calculator” apps, and spreadsheets. Choose from dozens of pre-programmed measurements and interact directly with graphs.
RF Link – A fast, automated dataflow modeling tool that allows system-level Dataflow simulations to use frequency-domain Spectrasys block diagrams directly, without modification. Account for multiple stages of up & down-conversion, spectral inversion, multiple I/O ports, baseband or modulated carrier ports, thermal and phase noise spectral densities, as well as frequency and power-dependence within the band.
ADS X-parameter* support – Use circuit-level nonlinear X-parameters at the system-level, for fast, bottom-up verification of ADS designs or measured devices from vendors. Accounts for complex impedance loading, harmonics, bias, power and frequency dependence. Enable the new Volterra modeling to make 1-tone X-parameter data more accurate for multi-tone large-signal simulations.
GoldenGate “Fast Circuit-Envelope” models – Verify Wireless SoC/RFIC transceivers up to 1,000-100,000 faster at the system level than with Spice, accounting for frequency translation, frequency and power dependence, and memory effects. Fast enough to run coded LTE BER/Throughput simulations or demodulate live on a Keysight 89600B VSA.
WhatIF – An RF Frequency Planning utility for multi-band, wireless front-ends.
The W1719 RF System Design Kit provides an innovative simulator and Use Model for RF system architects, as well as Baseband and PHY-level designers who interact with RF circuits and systems. The W1719 is an option to the SystemVue environment that bridges design flow gaps for two groups of designers:
RF System Architects: The W1719 helps create better RF systems, lowers project risk, and saves time and prototyping costs by quickly diagnosing RF/Analog effects that are difficult or impossible to characterize with spreadsheets and other analysis techniques. As an RF architecture tool, it also closes the verification loop by connecting implementation-based models from Advanced Design System (ADS) and GoldenGate to Baseband algorithms, Reference IP, and test equipment, for superior RF-DSP partitioning and model-based verification.
Baseband Algorithm and System-level PHY Architects: The W1719 provides an easy-to-use RF design flow bridge that is accurate, fast, and doesn’t compromise the versatility of SystemVue as a multi-language modeling environment. It enables baseband and system-level designers to take advantage of the accuracy of models based on real transistor-level implementations, but without needing full RF domain knowledge, tools, and licenses. They can simply use the RF models with confidence in the dataflow domain, and exchange results with colleagues across disciplines using a common toolset.
The W1719 provides the RF accuracy, troubleshooting diagnostics, and lightning fast modeling links from enterprise RF design flows required by system architects need to reduce excess design margins for today’s challenging wireless and defense systems, without introducing additional project risk. It is essential for physical layer systems requiring high linearity, wide bandwidth, and deep algorithmic complexity.