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    Layout of rat race mixer

    Hello, I'm designing a rat race mixer, I have a problem with the layout, its the first time I use it. I have some question about it:

    1.what is the right way to connect the rat race coupler to the diodes, and when do I need to do the impedance matching? (if I will make the impedance matching but It will not reach to the diode, i will have to add more lines and to do impedance matching again, but now the length of the stub will be different)

    2.what is the recommended way to connect the rat-race coupler with the diodes? (Mlines, Mcurves, Mtapers??)
    what are the things that I need to put my attention on?

    3.each time I press layout->generate/update layout, most of the components moving in the layout, is there any way to make them stay in their places?
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    Re: Layout of rat race mixer

    Quote Originally Posted by klp View Post
    3.each time I press layout->generate/update layout, most of the components moving in the layout, is there any way to make them stay in their places?
    You need to use an MTEE for the T junction where the lines connect to the ring.

    I can't comment on the other questions.



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    Re: Layout of rat race mixer

    Quote Originally Posted by volker@muehlhaus View Post
    You need to use an MTEE for the T junction where the lines connect to the ring.

    I can't comment on the other questions.
    Hi, I have two diodes there, so I believe that I don't need MTEE. Am I wrong?
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    Re: Layout of rat race mixer

    I mean this (missing) MTEE, which tells ADS layout what diretion to route to.

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    Just putting multiple elements to the same node is confusing to layout auto-placement.



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