As a part of understanding how to optimize matching networks in cadence I am designing a matching network to match 10 ohm load to 50 ohms source at 6Ghz. I am using simple L matching network and I know all the equations required. I come up with the required values of L and C. Simulation shows real part of input impedance to be 50 ohms when I use ideal inductor and capacitor. Now I keep ideal capacitor and use inductor provided by tsmc 0.13um process. As expected (because of component Q) real part of input impedance is dropped to 45 ohms. I want to know how I can use cadence to automatically optimize this or any other matching network. I found that ADE GXL can be used for optimization but when I read the manual I thought it can be used for only Anlog Circuits (matching devices etc). Please let me know how I can use cadence to do the optimization of matching networks.
Thanks in Advance
Hi nadroit, You do have to be a Cadence Customer on maintenance to access Cadence Online Support.If you are a University student, you'll need to talk to your Cadence liaison there to file a Service Request.There are no tutorials yet for this...but I think it's a great idea! I'm sure it would be simple...but you would need to file a Service Request to get help on this issue. best regards, Tawna