Optenni Lab — Tolerance analysis

The properties of all manufactured inductors and capacitors always differ somewhat from the nominal performance. In Optenni Lab it is very easy to analyze the effect of component tolerances to the performance (impedance match and efficiency) of matching circuits. The tolerance analysis feature is available both for generic component models and for components in the Optenni Lab component library.

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The tolerance analysis shows how the input impedance (S11) and efficiency (S21) through the matching circuit are changing due to the variations in component values. The yield relative to a given efficiency level and the worst-case efficiency are also calculated. Many component series include different tolerance variants (e.g. 2% and 5% relative tolerance)  whose performance can be easily compared in Optenni Lab.