RF PCB Toolbox™ provides functions and apps for designing, analyzing, and visualizing high-speed and RF multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs). You can design components with parameterized or arbitrary geometry, including distributed passive structures such as traces, bends, and vias. Using the frequency-domain method of moments and other EM techniques, you can model coupling, dispersion, and parasitic effects.
With RF PCB Toolbox, designers of RF boards, modules, MMICs, and SiPs can predict PCB performance and verify that the manufactured PCB meets specifications. For RF and antenna designers, the toolbox provides parameterized models of distributed filters, couplers, splitters, matching networks, and Gerber file generation. Toolbox support for ODB++ and databases from Cadence® Allegro®, Mentor Expedition, Altium®, and Zuken enables signal integrity engineers to analyze the high-speed portions of the PCB layout.
Design on-board filters, matching networks, couplers, splitters, and traces operating at RF and mmWave frequencies. Use behavioral models for the rapid analysis of traces, inductors, and capacitors.
Create different layouts by using interconnects such as traces, bends, curves, and mitered edges. Combine parameterized shapes using Boolean operations to generate new planar geometries. Cascade components to rapidly create complex PCBs.
Use the method of moments or behavioral models to analyze the PCB layout and compute S-parameters, impedance, and charge and current distribution. Mesh the PCB surface into triangles and volume into tetrahedra for computing the full-wave solution.
Use different dielectric and metal materials to design PCBs. Choose materials from the catalog, or specify arbitrary thickness, conductivity, permittivity, and loss tangent values.
Generate Gerber files to share with manufacturers for PCB fabrication. Represent circuit board objects, such as copper traces, vias, pads, solder masks, and silkscreen images.
Analyze crosstalk and optimize on-board routing to minimize noise and coupling. Use Signal Integrity Toolbox™ to import PCB databases and analyze multi-board designs.