HF inductors gain precision microwave simulation models

July 08, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Modelithics and Coilcraft are collaborating to develop two Microwave Global Models for the Coilcraft BCL and BCR RF and microwave inductor families. Modelithics Microwave Global Models are high-accuracy equivalent circuit models that cover an entire component series within a single model.

These models feature substrate, pad and part value scalability (or selectability), and accurately predict parasitic effects based on the model parameter settings. These features allow designers to simulate condition-specific response of their designs electronically and perform advanced analysis of their designs with efficiency and accuracy.


BCL (flying lead) and BCR (surface mount) Series inductor models each come in two versions for series and shunt configurations. Each model is measurement-validated to 50 GHz and includes all available part values in the series. The models are also substrate scalable over a range of material thickness and dielectric constant properties, a very important feature in high frequency design.


As a member of the Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) program, Coilcraft is sponsoring free 90-day licenses for use of all Coilcraft inductor models in the Modelithics library, including the new conical models and more than 35 additional Coilcraft wirewound chip and air core inductor families. The models are available for installation and use in five popular microwave simulation tools: Keysight ADS , Keysight Genesys , NI AWR Design Environment , ANSYS HFSS and Sonnet Suites.


For more information about the Modelithics Coilcraft simulation models, and to request the free trial, visit the Coilcraft MVP page at; www.modelithics.com/mvp/coilcraft and use the promotional code: CLCMVP


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