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Post subject: Harmonic balance and ADS!

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:27 am

Hi, I am a girl who has 2 questions for you. What is harmonic balance? And is it possible to make ADS to work with Matlab?



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Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:53 pm


Harmonic Balance is a method to solve non-linear circuits. The circuit is being analyzed according to Kirchoff's law by injecting N tones to it. The currents and voltages are then being calculated for each tone. This method can be implemented for active devices only if they are provided with their Spice model, since this model allows non-linear analysis.

Harmonic Balance lets you find out various parameters as: IP3, P1dB etc.

Regarding ADS and Matlab, as far as I know they can't be working together.


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Post subject: ADS, HB and matlab

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:11 am

ADS works with Matlab well in ptolemy simulation environment.

Ptolemy can be a top-level simulation co-simulating with circuit envelope and matlab. Do you want both HB and matlab in the same simulation ?

There are different ways of doing things in ADS. Sometimes, it may also be possible to save the results of one simulation in a file(sink type=file) and then use that file as a source in 2nd simulation.

Good luck,


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