i would like to have a complex port impedance on a power source, but when i simulate this i get an error,
line 4: syntax error, unexpected COMPLEX, expecting '"'
Mathematical operations inside component properties don't work. (e.g. 3+5*j)
Assign your complex value to a variable and assign the variable name to the component property. (Tested)
Did that (in attachment) but not seems to work. Is that the way you did it magneto98?
The simulator see only 50ohm, and not the imaginary part.
just checked the source code and indeed the source port impedance can only be a real number... don't know why magneto98 assumed that it can be complex...
Thank you for your help Claudio. Have you got an idea of how to do it? Maybe a 1-port S-parameter file could do the job?
I'm trying to match a transistor output to 50ohm at 1GHz, that's why a complex port impedance would be useful.
If I understood correctly, you would like to enter an arbitrary complex impedance and then design the appropriate matching network. If you have the S-parameters of the device, you can use the "2-port S-parameters file" component; you can also create the file by yourself, it is a simple text file, format defined here http://www.vhdl.org/ibis/connector/touchstone_spec11.pdf .
If you would like just a frequency-independent impedance you can use an "equation defined 2-port RF device" component; just define the Type of parameters you would like to define (e.g. Z), connect only port 1 and then define the corresponding parameter P11 with the desired complex impedance (e.g. 50+j20).
Note that, after simulating the circuit, you put a marker on a graph representing S[1,1], right clicking on it will allow to select "power matching", which will open the matching tool to automatically design the appropriate matching network for a specified target impedance and frequency.
Exactly what I needed, I'll try next week with the 1-port S parameter file, doesn't seem too hard to write!
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