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AppCAD ... As Useful As Ever
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AppCAD ... As Useful as Ever - RF Cafe Cool ProductWhile company branding and the user interface have changed over the years since AppCAD first appeared on the Hewlett Packard (HP) website, it is still as handy a desktop tool as ever. The most recent incarnation was provided by Avago Technologies, which bought Broadcom in 2015 and then adopted its name. You can now download a free copy of AppCAD from the Broadcom website. Rather than do an extensive write-up about all the calculation screens in AppCAD, I've posted a sampling of screen shots. Amongst them are a Smith chart s-parameter plotter, a lumped element balun designer, a microstrip calculator, a mixer spurious product calculator, and thermal dissipation calculator. Since according to a popular saying a picture reportedly paints a thousand words, here are a few thousand words for you - in picture format.


AppCAD S-Parameters - RF Cafe

S-Parameters Smith Chart

AppCAD Small Signal Detector Circuit - RF Cafe

Small Signal Detector Circuit

AppCAD Amplifier Efficiency - RF Cafe

Amplifier Efficiency

AppCAD Wire Over Ground Calculator - RF Cafe

Wire Over Ground Calculator

AppCAD Slab Line Calculator - RF Cafe

Slab Line Calculator

AppCAD Intermodulation Point Calculator - RF Cafe

Intermodulation Point Calculator

AppCAD Lumped Element Balun Design - RF Cafe

Lumped Element Balun Design

AppCAD FET Bias Source Resistor - RF Cafe

FET Bias Source Resistor

AppCAD Coplanar Waveguide Calculator - RF Cafe

Coplanar Waveguide Calculator

AppCAD Reflection Calculator - RF Cafe

Reflection Calculator

AppCAD Mixer Spurious Product Calculator - RF Cafe

Mixer Spurious Product Calculator

AppCAD Standard RLC Component Calculator - RF Cafe

Standard RLC Component Calculator

Voltage Biased Amplifier Circuit - RF Cafe

Voltage Biased Amplifier Circuit

AppCAD BJT Bias Network - RF Cafe

BJT Bias Network

AppCAD Microstrip Calculator - RF Cafe

Microstrip Calculator

AppCAD Round Coaxial Cable Calculator - RF Cafe

Round Coaxial Cable Calculator

AppCAD Square Coaxial Cable Calculator - RF Cafe

Square Coaxial Cable Calculator

AppCAD Thermal Device Calculator - RF Cafe

Thermal Device Calculator



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