Dear all,

I appreciate if could explain me a basic doubt.

I have doubts concerning linear simulation verus nonlinear simulation, it are related below :

- As far I understand, on the linear simulation you can plot e.g. S-parameters graphics versus frequency loading the S-parameter from a MMIC device with microstrip lines.

Regarding nonlinear, Does is it possible to load standard capacitors values and S-parameters from a specific device and simulate it in a nonlinear analysis ? What about the package style for the reactive components ? Does the nonlinear analysis is capable to handle S-parameters and plot for example OIP3 versus frequency ?

- Regarding EM analysis, does it only analyse passive structures such microstrip and so on ?

Can I conjugate nonlinear analysis with EM ?

Someboby told me I can try to do it via "black box", creating a sub circuit and then importing to next schematic.

Thank you in advance,

Voltaire.

I appreciate if could explain me a basic doubt.

I have doubts concerning linear simulation verus nonlinear simulation, it are related below :

- As far I understand, on the linear simulation you can plot e.g. S-parameters graphics versus frequency loading the S-parameter from a MMIC device with microstrip lines.

Regarding nonlinear, Does is it possible to load standard capacitors values and S-parameters from a specific device and simulate it in a nonlinear analysis ? What about the package style for the reactive components ? Does the nonlinear analysis is capable to handle S-parameters and plot for example OIP3 versus frequency ?

- Regarding EM analysis, does it only analyse passive structures such microstrip and so on ?

Can I conjugate nonlinear analysis with EM ?

Someboby told me I can try to do it via "black box", creating a sub circuit and then importing to next schematic.

Thank you in advance,

Voltaire.

The nonlinear simulation will simulate OIP3 only if you are using a nonlinear model for at least some of the devices. If you are using s-parameters (a linear model) for the transistor or MMIC, you will not get a nonlinear result such as OIP3.

2. EM simulators only simulate metal on planar dielectrics. However, GENESYS supports transparent co-simulation with the linear and non-linear circuit simulators. So you do not need to create the "black box" that is required by other simulators. Look at the "Amplifier.wsp" example in the "Examples/Amplifier" directory to see how to combine the linear simulator with EM. A similar approach is used for the nonlinear simulator.