Modelithics Updates its Component Model Library for Keysight Advanced Design System Software

Modelithics has now released the Modelithics COMPLETE Library Version 17.5 for use with Keysight EEsof EDA Advanced Design System (ADS) simulation software. This release brings full compatibility with ADS 2017, and adds many new models and several advanced features to make the models even more powerful for designers.

The Modelithics COMPLETE V17.5 for ADS has a total of 40 new models. 26 of the new models are passive component CLR models with parts from Presidio, Coilcraft, AVX, Piconics, ATC, Johanson, Murata, Samsung and TDK. New active device models include those for a Skyworks Schottky diode and a CEL transistor, and new system level component models are available for a MACOM amplifier and a Skyworks switch. S-parameter file-based models have been added to the library for Guerrilla RF LNAs, Vanguard Inductors and Vanguard Transformers.

The CLR (capacitor, inductor, and resistor) models are now compatible with Keysight's built-in convolution and are capable of parasitic transient response. Previously, transient analysis was based on ideal components. Two new advanced pad features have been added to dynamic pad CLR models. “Pad_Angle” allows the designer to adjust the connection point of the model pad to adjacent circuit elements by ±90 degrees. “PadInModel” gives options on how much of the built-in pad is included in the simulation, including a shunt option, which simplifies the simulation and layout in designs where components are mounted in shunt directly on a microstrip line.

Modelithics offers a FREE evaluation library, Modelithics SELECT+, which can be downloaded from the Modelithics website. A more comprehensive trial and university use library, Modelithics EXEMPLAR, is also available by request and represents a subset of models in the Modelithics COMPLETE Library, containing all models needed to run the many example projects found on the Modelithics website and as part of the standard installation of the Modelithics COMPLETE Library.