Link with XFdtd
XFdtd®’s link with Optenni Lab benefits the matching network design workfow. The full wave solver in XF is used to calculate the S-Parameters and efficiency of an unmatched device. Those results are then fed into Optenni Lab where a circuit solver is used to determine the optimal matching network topology and associated component values.
After Optenni Lab determines the optimal matching topology, the physical copper traces and component pads are laid out on the PCB in XF.
XFdtd’s Circuit Element Optimizer then picks up where other EM simulation programs leave off, taking the antenna matching schematic into the electromagnetic simulation and optimizing the lumped circuit elements directly in the physical matching circuit layout. By determining the optimal component values using full wave FDTD simulation, electromagnetic phenomena, such as coupling, is taken into account.