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Tampa, FL and Huntington Beach, CA (August 17, 2017) –
Modelithics and Vanguard Electronics recently collaborated to develop S-Parameter models for
multiple inductor and transformer components from Vanguard. Associated S-parameter files are
also available* to designers as free downloads, from Modelithics’ website, for use in RF design
simulations. The S-parameter models (with additional features) are conveniently included in
the SPAR Library contained within the Modelithics® COMPLETE Library.
The new S-parameter models and S-parameter data files are now available for selected component
values from seven inductor families, including the 26,000 (1111 case size), 26,200 (1111),
27,000 (1111), 30,000 (1111), 33,000 (1613), 34,000 (1613), and 50,000 (0708) series. Transformer
S-parameter data is also now available for the R-series, S-series, M-series, and K-series.
The models and data files offer simulation of each component up to 6 GHz on a single specified
substrate. For each series, a detailed S-parameter model datasheet has been developed that
outlines important measurement details, such as substrate, land pattern, reference planes,
available part values, and frequency range. The datasheets also include representative S-parameter
data plots for each inductor and transformer series.
The S-parameter model (SPAR) format is a convenient packaged configuration of S-parameter
data for each inductor and transformer family. The model is formatted to work seamlessly with
popular EDA tools, including Keysight ADS, Keysight Genesys, and NI AWR Design Environment.
SPAR models have some very useful capabilities that are beyond those of individual S-parameter
files. They are accessible directly from the palette or part selector in the EDA software
environment. In addition, one S-parameter model contains the measurement data for all indicated
values, so the component value can be selected within in the model without removing and replacing
a new element into the schematic. This part-value selectability feature also allows for discrete
optimization when using the SPAR models alone or in combination with other active and passive
models within the Modelithics COMPLETE Library.
Vanguard Electronics is a Strategic Modelithics Vendor Partner (MVP) and is currently sponsoring
free 30-day trials of all Vanguard models in the Modelithics library. This can be requested
on the Vanguard Electronics MVP page: https://www.modelithics.com/MVP/Vanguard, then click on “Free Trial”.
For more information about the new models or about the Modelithics Vendor Partner program,
contact Modelithics at
About Modelithics, Inc.
Modelithics, Inc. (www.modelithics.com)
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). 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®.
About Vanguard Electronics
Vanguard Electronics has been an industry leader for over 60 years in the design and manufacture
of inductors and transformers. With a reputation for reliability in demanding environments
Vanguard is a preferred supplier to major contractors in the Defense, Aerospace, Space, Medical,
and Extreme Environment. In addition to the RF models, Vanguard maintains full electrical
and mechanical testing capabilities. Vanguard Electronics has facilities in California
and Mexico. All three facilities meet the highest defense and aerospace industry standards
and are AS9100 certified, ITAR compliant and ready to support standard catalog product, variations
on catalog items or full custom designs. For the industry leading magnetic solutions, contact
Vanguard Electronics (www.ve1.com)
3802 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 130
Posted August 18, 2017