New Version of Analog Devices` Simulation Tool Significantly Eases Development of RF Systems

Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:00am EST

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NORWOOD, Mass.--(Business Wire)--
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced the release of a new version of its
popular ADIsimRF design tool. The free design tool is the software accompaniment
to ADI's complete portfolio of RF-to-digital functional blocks, allowing
engineers to model RF signal chains using devices from across ADI's RF IC and
data converter portfolio. ADIsimRF Version 1.7 adds a number of new device
models along with enhanced support for inter-stage mismatch calculations. The
design tool provides calculations for the most important parameters within an RF
signal chain, including cascaded gain, noise figure, IP3, P1dB, and total power
consumption. The ADIsimRF design tool contains embedded data from many of ADI's
RF ICs and data converters, which designers can easily access using pull-down
menus to assist in component selection.

* Download ADIsimRF design tool: http://www.analog.com/adisimrf
* View video demonstration of ADIsimRF:
http://videos.analog.com/video/products/rf-ics/993001113001/ADIsimRF/
* View ADI's broad portfolio of RF ICs: http://www.analog.com/rf
* View ADI's leading portfolio of data converters:
http://www.analog.com/converters
* Browse ADI's RF design tools: http://www.analog.com/rftools

ADIsimRF Version 1.7 Key Features:

The new version of the ADIsimRF design tool includes significant enhancements to
inter-stage mismatch calculations. One of the tool`s unique capabilities as an
RF signal chain calculator is its ability to calculate scalar mismatch loss that
results when two adjacent devices have different output and input impedances. In
ADIsimRF Version 1.7, device models for many non-50 Ohm devices such as I/Q
Demodulators, VGAs and ADC Drivers have been tweaked in order to take full
advantage of the tool`s ability to factor the effect of inter-stage mismatch
into cascaded IP3, P1dB, gain and noise figure calculations. The new version
also adds device models for ADI`s latest RF ICs, including the ADRF6755 I/Q
Modulator and the ADL5324, ADL5321 and ADL5320 Driver Amplifiers. 

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog
Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within
the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data
conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000
customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog
Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and
manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is included in the
S&P 500 Index. 

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Analog Devices, Inc.
Colleen Cronin, 781-937-1622
Colleen.cronin@analog.com

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