News | June 24, 2019

Modelithics Adds State-Of-The Art Lab Capabilities As It Grows To Meet Expanding Industry Needs

Modelithics has completed several lab upgrades to improve and expand overall measurement capability and characterization service offering. The upgrades bring enhanced measurement capability to many of Modelithics’ characterization services including I-V, Sparameters, X-parameters, load pull, impedance and noise. These services are used to characterize devices for model development, as well as independently validate production lots and verify device performance versus design. In-house capabilities are also frequently supplemented through strong and innovative collaborations with instrumentation leaders like Maury Microwave and Keysight Technologies, among others.

Recent additions to these capabilities include a Form Factor (formerly Cascade) Summit probe station with semi-automated probing capability that expands in-house over-temperature measurement capability to range from -50°C to +150°C. Upgraded I-V equipment from Maury and AMCAD gives 30A and 250V pulsed IV, pulsed S-parameter and pulsed load-pull test capability, allowing for pulsed load pull up to 1 kW. The system also includes long pulse width options for more accurate thermal and time constant characterization and modeling. As our latest enhancement, Modelithics, a Keysight Solutions Partner, upgraded its PNA-x Non-linear Vector Network Analyzer (NVNA) to the PNA-x B model. This NVNA enables access to the latest state-of-the-art measurement and analysis features related to XParameters, noise, multi-port and differential measurements, among many other advanced capabilities enabled through its expandable hardware and software. In-house impedance and S-parameter measurements were expanded and validated with frequency coverage as low as 5 Hz and as high as 170 GHz (with higher bands available through partnering arrangements).

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About Modelithics, Inc.
Modelithics, Inc. was formed in 2001 to address the industry-wide need for high-accuracy RF and microwave active and passive simulation models for use in Electronic Design Automation (EDA). Modelithics’ premium product is the Modelithics COMPLETE Library, which includes the CLR Library, containing measurement-based Microwave Global Models for a multitude of commercially-available passive component families, the NLD Library (non-linear diode models) the NLT Library (non-linear transistor models), and the SLC Library (system level component models). The new Modelithics COMPLETE+3D component library is also available to enable full-wave EM simulations of components, connectors and packages within ANSYS HFSS. Modelithics’ services also address a wide range of custom RF and microwave measurement and modeling needs. Modelithics is a registered trademark of Modelithics, Inc. Microwave Global Models, CLR Library, NLD Library, NLT Library, and the SLC Library are also trademarks of Modelithics, Inc. The Modelithics Vendor Partner Program allows for collaboration and open communication during the development of advanced data sets and models for commercially available microwave components and devices, with flexible sponsorship and distribution arrangements for the resulting data and models. An example of such an arrangement is the Modelithics Qorvo GaN Library, a fully sponsored library distributed for free by Modelithics under sponsorship of Qorvo. Modelithics maintains a measurement lab capable of highly accurate precision measurements for characterization of all types of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave electronic components.

SOURCE: Modelithics, Inc.