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X-Parameter Services

Modelithics, a Keysight Technologies Solutions Partner and provider of precision measurement and modeling services, offers custom non-linear *X-Parameter measurements and *X-Parameter model development.

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Please see our additional services for characterization and modeling. For examples of some of the Modelithics services, see our literature area

 
 
  • Non-Linear X-Parameters
  • Provide mathematically correct extensions of S-parameters to large-signal conditions with fully nonlinear framework that provides both the magnitude and phase of the distortion.
  • Cover both large-signal and small-signal conditions, and capture complete linear and nonlinear behavior at all loads.
  • Characterize the amplitudes and relative phase of harmonics generated by components under large input power levels at all ports.
  • Correctly characterize impedance mismatches and frequency mixing behavior to allow accurate simulation of cascaded nonlinear xparameter blocks, such as amplifiers and mixers in wireless design.
  • Apply to individual transistor modeling as an alternative to, supplement to, or validation of traditional compact equivalent circuit modeling.
  • Can be measured using a non-linear vector network analyzer, such as a suitably optioned Keysight PNA-X series instrument.
  • Can be measured as a function of impedance and bias.
  • Can be simulated in multiple circuit simulation tools, such as Keysight ADS and Keysight Genesys software.


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X-Parameter Literature

Title LiteratureType Author Date
An Evaluation of Static Single-tone X-parameter Models in Time-varying Envelope Domain Simulations of Intermodulation Distortion Performance Published Articles K. Kellogg, J. Liu, and L. Dunleavy of Modelithics.Inc 4/30/2015
*X-Parameters Measurement and Modeling Service Brochures Modelithics, Inc. 1/1/2014
Unleash Compact Transistor Models With X-Parameters Technology Brochures Modelithics, Inc. 1/1/2014
Tutorial –*X-Parameters-Based Models for Mini-Circuits Ampllifiers Video Dr. Larry Dunleavy 7/13/2013
Mini-Circuits Sponsors Free Modelithics X-Parameter* Models for Popular Surface Mount Amplifiers Press Release 5/31/2013
Take A Look at *X-Parameters with us Press Release 3/6/2013
Power Amplifier Design with *X-Parameter Power Transistor Model Presentations Larry Dunleavy in an Agilent Technologies sponsored webcast September, 2012 9/6/2012
Modelithics Expands *X-Parameter Services and Releases Significant Update to Modelithics COMPLETE Library for Agilent Genesys Press Release 3/12/2012
A Benchmark Comparison of *X-parameter, P2D and S2D Models for Representing Microwave Amplifier Performance Presentations 2011 IEEE Topical Symposium on Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communication 11/29/2011
Evaluating *X-parameter, P2D and S2D Models for Characterizing Nonlinear Behavior in Active Devices Published Articles Jiang Liu and Hugo Morales, Modelithics Inc.; Lawrence P. Dunleavy, Modelithics Inc. and University of South Florida; and Loren Betts, Agilent Technologies 11/1/2011
Modelithics Takes Circuit Design Success to a New Level with the Introduction of *X-Parameter Modeling Services Press Release 3/15/2011

*X-parameters is a trademark and registered trademark of Keysight Technologies in the US, EU, JP, and elsewhere. The X-parameters format and underlying equations are open and documented. For more information, visit Keysight X-Parameters Information