Overview of Optenni Lab
Optenni Lab™ is the leading RF Design Automation software platform aiming at efficient assessment and optimization of antenna systems at any design phase. Optenni Lab features automatic matching circuit synthesis and optimization, antenna array beamforming with active impedance control, and many supplementary assessment tools. Optenni Lab is often used in conjunction with EM simulators, and several links are provided with major EM tools on the market. The following are typical design challenges where Optenni Lab is used:
- Antenna efficiency optimization: Optenni Lab finds automatically matching circuits to find the most robust and economical yet highly performing solution, taking into account several impedance environments, antenna radiation efficiency, component losses and tolerances.
- Tunable antenna design: Optenni Lab supports aperture- and impedance tuner design, supporting switches or variable capacitors as the active elements, and calculation of the radiation efficiency as a function of aperture component. Band switching and carrier aggregation modes are specifically engineered as optimization setup goals.
- Antenna array design: Optenni Lab provides extensive analysis and optimization for EM simulated model of antenna arrays, including matching circuit synthesis for optimal total system efficiency, accurate beam scanning range assessment with CDF of obtainable gain, interactive tuning of canonical beam steering coefficients with the radiation pattern and active impedance results, beam synthesis with main lobe, side lobe, null and active impedance targets, multi-polarization array analysis, sub-array analysis and more.
- RF front end design: Optenni Lab supports optimization of RFFE chains such that the LNA noise figure is optimal for all carrier aggregation combinations. The simulation model includes full switch models, acoustic filters, layout, possible other passive components, and the optimizable “black box” matching networks providing the desired impedance behavior at all switch states.