Analysis and Verification
Each element in the RF PCB Toolbox™ library has a set of analysis functions. Use these functions to analyze:
Use this category also to mesh the PCBs into discretized triangles and tetrahedrons for solving analysis equations. You can also compare RF PCB Toolbox simulations with fabricated PCBs, measured results, and technical articles.
|Calculate and plot current distribution (Since R2021b)
|Calculate and plot charge distribution (Since R2021b)
|Calculate capacitance (Since R2021b)
|Calculate coupling factor of coupler (Since R2022a)
|Design PCB component around particular frequency (Since R2021b)
|Create defected ground structure of PCB element (Since R2023a)
|Calculate directivity of coupler (Since R2022a)
|Calculate current at feed port (Since R2021b)
|Calculate characteristic impedance of transmission line (Since R2021b)
|Calculate even mode impedance of differential PCB transmission line (Since R2022b)
|Calculate odd mode impedance of differential PCB transmission line (Since R2022b)
|Calculate inductance (Since R2021b)
|Calculate isolation of coupler (Since R2022a)
|Compute propagation delay of transmission line (Since R2022b)
|Compute resistances, inductances, conductances, and capacitances (Since R2022b)
|Calculate S-parameters for RF PCB objects (Since R2021b)
|Cylinder equivalent width approximation (Since R2021b)
|Dielectric material for use as substrate
|Catalog of dielectric materials
|Conductor material (Since R2021a)
|Catalog of metals (Since R2021a)
|Create voltage source with N-ports (Since R2021b)
|Create RF connector (Since R2023b)
Fundamental RF PCB Analysis
- Scattering Parameters or S-Parameters
Basics of S-parameters, how to analyze PCB components using S-parameters.
- Behavioral Models
Accelerate circuit level analysis, behavioral s-parameter calculations, optimize layout and performance.
- Characteristic Impedance of Transmission Lines
Characteristic impedance of transmission lines; even and odd mode impedances of coupled transmission lines.
- Method of Moments Solver for Metal and Dielectric Structures
Method of Moments computation technique for metal and dielectrics in a PCB.
- 2-D Field Solver
The 2-D field solver in RF PCB Toolbox™ allows you to model and analyze the cross-sections of multiconductor transmission lines in a multilayered dielectric above a ground plane like a microstrip line.
- Eigenmode-Based Solver for PCB Vias
Wave generation and propagation in vias, circuit model, equations.
- FEM-based Solver for RF Structures
This topic explains the use of a Finite-Element-Method-based solver to .