About the device S-parameters files

About the device S-parameters files

(HMC383LC4,HMC498LC4,HMC1040LP3CE,HMC1016)

To whom it may concern:FormerMember

  We are going to design some PAs, using HMC383LC4,HMC498LC4,HMC1040LP3CE,HMC1016.

  These S-parameters on theirs websites are avalable.

  I want to know:

If these S-parameters are measured form theirs evaluation boards( which means the reference planes are the K connectors) or if  these S-parameters have been deembedded ( which means the reference planes are the chip pins) .

Waitting for your response and thank you very much.

B.R.

abg

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Mar 31, 2016 5:43 PM

    Hi abg,

    Unless otherwise specified on the s2p filename or in the comment section at the top of the s2p file itself, s-parameters for RF amplifiers are not de-embedded, they represent the performance of the populated evaluation boards.

    Best,

    Kagan

  • Dear Kagan:

       Thank you for your fast response to my questions:

      I still have some questions in details. About the four devices(HMC383LC4,HMC498LC4,HMC1040LP3CE,HMC1016)'s S-parameters:

    1. HMC383LC4

    S-parameter file's name: "HMC383LC4 deembedded.s2p"

    Details in the comment section of this file:"Vdd = +5V, data includes two Southwest connectors, Room "

    ----So I suppposed that maybe  this S-parameter represent the performance of the populated evaluation boards. But the file name is wrong.

    2. HMC498LC4

    S-parameter file's name: "HMC498LC4_SP_EVB.s2p"

    Details in the comment section of this file:"!Misc: Vdd1,2,3 = 5 V, Idd = 250 mA, data includes two Southwest (K) connectors, Room "

    ---So I suppposed that this represent the evaluation board.

    3. HMC1040LP3CE
    S-parameter file's name: "HMC1040LP3CE_s_params.s2p"

    Details in the comment section: none of related comment

    ---Because it is packaged device, so I suppposed that this represent the evaluation board.

    4. HMC1016
    S-parameter file's name: "HMC1016_ml.s2p"

    Details in the comment section: "NO DE_EMBEDDING WAS DONE.   Data was collected using an calibrated network analyzer.  The reference plane is the microstrip launcher."

    ---This represent the evaluation board.

    Are these above-mentioned judgments  reasonable?

    Thank you very much for your help and waitting for you response again.

    Wish you have a good day!

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Aug 2, 2018 3:25 PM
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