The RF Architect & Synthesis Element provides the industry’s most powerful communication system architecture, frequency planning and circuit/system synthesis capabilities from Genesys to the Advanced Design System (ADS), the flagship product from Keysight EEsof EDA. ADS is the only design simulation platform that enables the co-design of IC, package and board in high-frequency and hi-speed applications. It seamlessly integrates system, circuit, full 3D electromagnetic simulation with Keysight’s test instrumentation for you to do single pass successful electronic designs.
The ADS RF Architect & Synthesis Element can also be run as a standalone Genesys bundle. It contains three powerful collections of capabilities that surpass all existing tools for:
Spectrasys: RF system architecture design & budget analysis
WhatIF: RF system frequency planning
Synthesis: Synthesis of 11 classes of circuit and system components
Spectrasys is an RF system architecture design tool with an innovative spectral-domain system simulation technology that predicts the full spectrum at every node, with root cause analysis of the paths and sources of every mixing inter-modulation product at any node. This enables the system architect to perform interactive budget analysis with full knowledge of the origin of any spectral component in the system chain so that the specs for each system block can be adjusted with insightful guidance to achieve the desired system budget of gain, noise and inter-modulation. System architecture design, aided by root cause analysis of each spectral component at any node has never been possible before. Now you can eliminate the risk of under-analyzed system architecture causing downstream delays and costly rework.
Spectral domain system simulation with root cause analysis to trace the paths and origins of mixing products that form the full spectrum at every node. Isolate and diagnose poor architecture choices before committing time consuming detailed block design or costly hardware.
Over 100 pre-defined system measurements and system behavioral models to replace spreadsheets and home grown code for system architecture design and optimization.
Integration with ADS, allowing the optimized RF system architecture and block specs to be transferred into the W2361 Ptolemy Element for detailed RF and analog circuit design and DSP algorithmic development.
WhatIF is the fastest and most thorough frequency planning tool available. It enables the RF system architect to choose intermediate frequencies (IFs) that are free from spurious interference with minimal filtering. It reduces weeks of manual permutations and analysis of mixing terms in determining their frequencies and amplitudes to a few hours of interactive, thorough and insightful graphical analysis. It eliminates the risk of incomplete and sub-optimal manual search due to the sheer number of permutation frequencies involved.
Exhaustive synthesis search to analyze all possible spurs within a given frequency range from all mixing terms based on characteristics of mixers, RF frequency bands and bandwidths and desired IF bandwidth
Unique display of spurs relative to IF power with identification of their mixing sources and orders by placing mouse cursor or markers over them
Automatic identification of spur-free frequency bands
Easy set up by entering mixer characteristics or spur table, RF frequencies and bandwidths and desired IF bandwidth
Saving weeks of manual frequency planning with automatic search that yields optimal results in hours
Synthesis of circuit and system components in ADS is the most complete in the industry. It cuts days of looking up reference topologies and design equations to simply entering desired specifications and picking from the resultant choices of topologies being synthesized. Novice designers benefit from the choice of topologies that they may not have designed before while expert designers can enjoy days of time saving from automatic synthesis of their circuit and system components.
Filter – Classical lumped filter synthesis for RF applications with over 100 topologies
M/Filter – Distributed filer synthesis for Microwave applications with over 60 topologies
S/Filter – Advanced direct LC/distributed filter synthesis for custom frequency response shape. Comes with over 200 lumped/distributed topological transforms
A/Filter – Active op-amp filter synthesis with over 30 active topologies for baseband frequencies and control applications
Equalize – Delay equalization synthesis to compensate for linear phase distortions
Match – Impedance matching synthesis over narrow/broad frequency bands with lumped/distributed components and frequency dependent loads
Oscillator – Oscillator synthesis with 19 different topologies
Mixer – Mixer synthesis with 11 topologies using BJTs, FETs and diodes
Advanced T/Line – Transmission line synthesis & lumped-distributed circuit conversion for 13 different line types with automatic discontinuity insertion
PLL – Phase Locked Loop synthesis of analog loop filters and 5 setup wizards to design frequency synthesizers, phase/frequency modulators/demodulators
Signal Control – Comprehensive splitter (10 types) , coupler (10 types), balun (5 types) and attenuator (2 types) synthesis
Unlike any other system architecture design, frequency planning or synthesis tool on the market at any price, the Genesys RF Architect & Synthesis Element for ADS offers superlative capabilities in these three categories of intelligent productivity tools. It is guaranteed to cut weeks off any RF system and component design project with measurable reduction on costs and risks by eliminating non-thorough manual analysis with spreadsheets and simplifying assumptions that yield sub-optimal designs which require costly rework downstream.
Key Genesys Building Blocks of the RF Architect & Synthesis Element
Genesys Core Environment
Core design environment, linear simulator, optimization, layout, 3D view, statistics. Allows this ADS element to run as a standalone Genesys bundle.
Includes 11 synthesis modules for passive and active components.
System architecture and frequency planning simulators.