Optenni Newsletter 2/2016: Optenni Lab 3.3 released

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Optenni Newsletter 2/2016

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Optenni Lab 3.3 released

We are happy to announce the availability of Optenni Lab 3.3. In this release we are introducing the support for optimization of switchable matching circuits, using multiport models of SPNT switches, where all the switch states are obtained from a single MDIF file.

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In addition, we have implemented numerous improvements based on customer feedback, such as the following:

  • In multiport matching, the port type can be specified as "External port", "Component port", "Open" or "Shorted"
  • Tuning of library component values and tolerances separated into different tuners
  • User Smith charts have been added
  • Faster way to add curves to new or existing user plots
  • Circuit information can be copied to the clipboard and stored to a text file

Also, we have added several new tutorials and applications notes:

  • Balun Matching Tutorial – how to optimize a balun
  • Switch Tuner Tutorial – how to design tunable matching circuits using switches
  • Application note on MIMO matching – how to improve antenna isolation by decoupling network synthesis
  • Application note on calibration and measurement – practical considerations on measuring antenna prototypes
  • Application note on documentation – Optenni lab documentation and export features

Optenni at IMS

You are welcome to see us during the exhibition of the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) at San Francisco, May 24-26 at booth 1528. We would be happy to demonstrate our latest features to support your needs in matching circuit design and to demonstrate our links with other simulators and measurement hardware. Please note also the following presentations at the MicroApps seminars (in the exhibition hall) describing state-of-the-art products and processes:

  • Tuesday May 24 at 2:45 PM: “Improving isolation and efficiency of MIMO antennas by simultaneous decoupling component and matching circuit synthesis”, by Dr. Jaakko Juntunen, Optenni Ltd
  • Wednesday May 25 at 1:15 PM: “Modern Workflows for Antenna Matching and Verification”, by Subbaiah Pemmaiah, Copper Mountain Technologies
  • Thursday May 26 at 2:50 PM: “Fast design of aperture tunable antennas and matching networks using the Optenni Lab matching circuit optimization software,” by Dr. Jussi Rahola, Optenni Ltd.
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