Please go to the
Wireless System Designer™
webpage for features and purchasing information.
Windows 98, Microsoft
Excel 2000 or
System Designer™ replaces the 2003 version and adds a lot of functionality. Therefore,
RF Cascade Workbook 2003 will no longer be offered for sale. All of the original information
is retained here for reference.
Please go to the
System Designer™ webpage.
NOTE: Macros DO NOT work
in Office 365 version of Excel; therefore, RF Cascade Workbook DOES NOT work
in Office 365.
RF Cascade Workbook 2003 incorporates many features requested by users over the last
year. While automated program features and multi page displays are useful, it seems most
users would rather have the convenience and ease of all input and output cells being on
a single worksheet, and have most of the formulas in a VBA routine to maintain uncluttered
cells and simple manipulation. Another concern is the rather large size of the basic workbook,
since every system saved creates a file the size of the entire workbook.
Here is brief list of changes for RF Cascade Workbook 2003:
Click for full-size view
- All input/output cells located on a single worksheet (makes inserting/deleting rows
- Removed pop-up calculators since they just make the workbook larger
- Put the vast majority of cell formulas in VBA code for easy manipulation
- Added the ability to specify individual device IP2 and IP3 as input or output referenced
- Provided a User’s Guide, and eliminated the online help for a smaller workbook file
- Put device tolerance and Min/Max cells next to Nominal parameters
- Modified formulas to reflect gain min/max values in addition to device min/max variations
- Added a minimum system SNR value for use in calculating dynamic range
- Employed Excel’s outline feature to easily show/hide Min/Max values
- Reduced the number of default graphs (smaller workbook file size)
- Reduced the overall file size to under 200 kBytes
- Added AC/DC power budget worksheet
All of the formulas used in RF Cascade Workbook 2003 are presented in the illustrated
User's Guide to assist in understanding the operation of the spreadsheet.
Most calculations are implemented in VBA code, which makes customization more convenient
and keeps clutter out of the cells. This is especially helpful in the case of conditional
formulas. Expansion of the workbook to include custom calculations is a simple matter.