I want to plot the input impedance ( in RF Port side) of a passive switching Mixer [2-Phase i.e. 2- 180 degree out of phase non-over lapping LOs with rise and fall time of 1 fs & Two switches Loaded with Resistors of 50 Ohm at the IF ports] with respect to Frequency.
LO frequency was kept 1 GHz and the RF input frequency is swept from 0 to 5 GHz. The RF port impedance is kept at 50 ohm. Also I used analogLib delay element to generate 180 degree out-of pahse 2nd LO.
From theory I know this input impeadnce at the RF port will be a Frequency translated version of the IF side Impedance. But since I am using simple resistor at the IF side the RF side impedance will be the same resistor i.e 50 Ohm
I did PSS and PSP analysis and then I plotted the S11 but I got 0dB across the frequency instead of getting a very large -ve value !!
Can anybody please tell me Where I am going wrong in doing the simulation ?
My Netlist is as Below:--
// Library name: PASSIVE_MIXER// Cell name: IN_IMPEDANCE// View name: schematicV0 (net7 0) vsource type=pulse pacmag=1 pacphase=0 val0=1 val1=0 period=1n \ delay=0 rise=1f fall=1f width=500.0pPORT0 (net1 0) port r=50 num=1 type=sine freq=frf dbm=prf fundname="rf"DELAY0 (net033 0 net7 0) delay td=500.0p gain=1.0R1 (IF_N 0) resistor r=50R0 (IF_P 0) resistor r=50SW1 (IF_N net1 0 net033) relay vt1=0 vt2=1 ropen=1T rclosed=1.0SW2 (IF_P net1 0 net7) relay vt1=0 vt2=1 ropen=1T rclosed=1.0
simulatorOptions options reltol=1e-3 vabstol=1e-6 iabstol=1e-12 temp=27 \ tnom=27 scalem=1.0 scale=1.0 gmin=1e-12 rforce=1 maxnotes=5 maxwarns=5 \ digits=5 cols=80 pivrel=1e-3 ckptclock=1800 \ sensfile="../psf/sens.output" checklimitdest=psf pss pss fund=500M harms=51 errpreset=moderate annotate=statuspsp psp sweeptype=absolute start=0 stop=5G step=100M+ portharmsvec= ports=[PORT0] donoise=no annotate=statusmodelParameter info what=models where=rawfileelement info what=inst where=rawfileoutputParameter info what=output where=rawfiledesignParamVals info what=parameters where=rawfileprimitives info what=primitives where=rawfilesubckts info what=subckts where=rawfilesaveOptions options save=allpub
Wasn't quite complete - don't know what your parameter values were. Anyway, there's something a little odd here - I would have expected PORT0 to be a dc source - you don't want it to be time varying. Also the fact that the LO had pacmag set on it threw me a bit.
I would suggest not using delay - this can be problematic with PSS simulation; instead either add a second pulse source which is inverted, or use an ideal balun maybe.
In reply to Andrew Beckett:
I wanted to give the attachemts of Schematic and the LOG file but unfortunately this forum does NOT have option to attach files.
Finally I found what is the issue. It turns out that My IDEAL switch parameters settings were wrong. So they were always OFF.I did the proper setting of the switches and got 50 Ohm at the RF side.
As suggested by you PSS has some issues with delay elements. If I want to have N-path (say 8 paths) switches and all are driven by multiphase (delayed) pulse sources, don't you think it is also a problem for PSS analysis as it has to Handle 8 driven Large Signal Sources.
If it is a problem, then in this scenario what can be done to have multiphase/delayed clocks in the simulation.
In reply to RFQuery:
I'm pretty sure that the delay will have hidden state issues with PSS analysis.
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