Pittsburgh, Pa. Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and Ansoft Corp. have released a new device library for Ansoft's Nexxim circuit simulation for high-frequency products based on Murata's discrete capacitor and coil inductor products.
The combination of the two solutions will enable engineers, who are designing electronic equipment such as wireless local area networks (WLANs), automotive navigation systems, and cellular base stations, to incorporate the accurate electrical responses and mechanical layout features for these high-performance parts within their large-scale PC-board analysis.
"Murata is excited to offer a component library, which takes advantage of Ansoft's latest innovations for high-performance RF and PCB design," said Mr. Yoshihiko Ashida, section manager, technical management department at Murata, in a statement. "The library, which currently contains multi-layer ceramic chip capacitors and chip inductors, provides excellent diversity and design flexibility. Providing a library for Nexxim will ensure that our current and future customers will have the necessary elements to develop the next generation of ultra-miniature telecommunication products with assured accuracy."
The device library contains proprietary equivalent simulation models of Murata's discrete components including 938 monolithic ceramic chip capacitors and 265 chip coil inductors. These components can be used within Nexxim as equivalent circuit models. Developed by Murata, these models are based on extraction of the parasitic elements and couplings, and have been verified to converge under all tested simulation technologies, according to the company.
The Murata library is available free at Murata's Web site at www.murata.com/designlib/ansoft. This site provides Nexxim users with the ability to search for components by size, name, performance data or other specifications. Murata will maintain model support and upgrades, while Ansoft will address all customer support for Nexxim.
For more information, visit www.ansoft.com/products/hf/ansoft_designer/designkits.cfm