Welcome to EDAboard.com

Welcome to our site! EDAboard.com is an international Electronic Discussion Forum focused on EDA software, circuits, schematics, books, theory, papers, asic, pld, 8051, DSP, Network, RF, Analog Design, PCB, Service Manuals... and a whole lot more! To participate you need to register. Registration is free. Click here to register now.

Register Log in

How Can I Get the model of hsmp-series pin diode

Status
Not open for further replies.

reilei

Junior Member level 1
Joined
Jan 29, 2002
Messages
16
Helped
0
Reputation
0
Reaction score
0
Trophy points
1,281
Activity points
83
pin diode serenade simulation

I'm designing a pin switch using Agilent hsmp series diodes.How can I get
the right model for simulation?Which software should I use?ADS? :(
need help.......
 

flatulent

Advanced Member level 5
Joined
Jul 19, 2002
Messages
4,629
Helped
489
Reputation
980
Reaction score
150
Trophy points
1,343
Location
Middle Earth
Activity points
46,689
it all depends

It all depends upon what frequency range your signals are in and how accurately you want to model the switching speed (on-off) and throughput.

For lower frequencies a hand calculation based on data sheet parameters of R and C will work. For higher frequencies SPICE is adequate. For mundane (consumer products) microwave use, Genesys and Serenade are adequate. The higher priced simulators are only needed for higher frequency commercial and military product simulations.

As far as models go, each simulator comes with models. Agilent seems to not give out models in order to "force" people to buy their simulator. The market acts otherwise. People buy parts that are in their simulator library.

You can go to the Agilent web site at www dot semiconductor dot agilent dot com (use A for @ in the above) and click on the quick link area application notes. You will probably find a note on the circuit you want and just copy the example design in the application note.
 

g579

Full Member level 6
Joined
Dec 31, 1999
Messages
322
Helped
19
Reputation
38
Reaction score
4
Trophy points
1,298
Location
Somewhere
Activity points
2,470
For low microwave frequencies (< 3 GHz) try Philips PIN diodes. they are cheaper.
 

zgx

Member level 1
Joined
Feb 25, 2002
Messages
38
Helped
1
Reputation
2
Reaction score
0
Trophy points
1,286
Activity points
162
you can first measure the diode
s-parameter,then use the s-paremeter to simulate and optimal the switch circuit.
 

g579

Full Member level 6
Joined
Dec 31, 1999
Messages
322
Helped
19
Reputation
38
Reaction score
4
Trophy points
1,298
Location
Somewhere
Activity points
2,470
Manufacturer's datas are much more reliable than measurements (Not considering measurements with extra high cost equipments).
 

mesfet

Full Member level 2
Joined
Jan 4, 2002
Messages
131
Helped
3
Reputation
6
Reaction score
3
Trophy points
1,298
Activity points
1,111
you can find most agilent diode model in ads.
Also, you can download them in agilent's web-site, just search
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Toggle Sidebar

Part and Inventory Search

Welcome to EDABoard.com

Sponsor

Top