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4 June 2013

Modelithics’ COMPLETE Library v10.1 of simulation models available for AWR’s Microwave Office EDA software

AWR Corp of El Segundo, CA, USA, which supplies electronic design automation (EDA) software for designing RF and high-frequency components and systems, and Modelithics Inc of Tampa, FL, USA, which provides simulation models for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave devices, have announced the availability of Version 10.1 of the Modelithics COMPLETE Library of passive and active device models for AWR’s Microwave Office high-frequency design software.

The COMPLETE Library offers simulation models for passive components, transistors and diodes etc, which are completely integrated within Microwave Office. The firms say that their joint offering enables designers to accurately complete a design with highly scalable models that take pad parasitic effects, substrate effects etc into account.

“Modelithics develops the industry’s highest-quality, scalable measurement-based models that are designed to work seamlessly within AWR’s popular circuit design software,” says Modelithics’ co-founder Larry Dunleavy. “With this new release, the Modelithics COMPLETE Library now represents over 8600 individual components, providing the RF and microwave design community with more extremely accurate models and improved features,” he adds.

“As a global reseller of the Modelithics COMPLETE library, AWR customers worldwide benefit from easier and more convenient access to and installation of Modelithics’ highly accurate, well documented model libraries,” says Sherry Hess, AWR’s VP of marketing. “The new Version 10.1 release provides an even greater breadth of choices within Microwave Office that enable designers to improve product performance and cut design cycles.”

Version 10.1 introduces 28 new Global Models for popular surface-mount RLC component families from vendors such as Passive Plus, AVX, Aeroflex, and Chilisin.  The Passive Component (CLR) Library within Modelithics COMPLETE now contains the first Modelithics Global Model for conical inductors from Piconics, validated up to 65GHz and in multiple mounting configurations.   The v10.1 System Level Component (SLC) Library includes new broadband Global Models for Aeroflex attenuator families. The free SELECT Plus library, included with Modelithics COMPLETE, now has Global Models for two Mini-Circuits attenuator families, with validations through 30GHz.

Additionally, upon customer request, Modelithics has added access points to internal voltage and current probes on select power transistor models, including a 10W Nitronex gallium nitride (GaN) model that is part of the SELECT Plus Library. A number of models have also been updated for improved solder pad de-embedding accuracy and a new flexible ‘pad mode’ features has been added to some models, especially of interest to designers interested in performing EM co-simulations with Modelithics models.

Designers can download Modelithics SELECT from the firm’s web-site. To request a free full-version trial of the Modelithics COMPLETE Library, either click on the free trial link or e-mail

For AWR customers, the Modelithics COMPLETE library can be licensed directly through AWR either as an add-on module to or as part of an AWR Microwave Office bundled configuration. 

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