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Simple Matching Network Tutorial

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XF’s schematic editor provides engineers with a unique option for analyzing matching networks and corporate feed networks. In this tutorial, we demonstrate XF's workflow for analyzing a simple matching network and applying it to full-wave FDTD results using the schematic editor.

The workflow includes an inverted-L antenna designed for a cellular application at LTE Band 5 operating from 824 MHz to 894 MHz. An FDTD simulation determines the intrinsic impedance of the antenna and then a wideband matching network is applied during post-processing in order to view the matched performance of S11 and system efficiency.

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  • Review the required steps for simulating the unmatched antenna.
  • See how matching networks are created in the schematic editor and how the FDTD simulation results are included.
  • Learn how the matching network is applied to the FDTD simulation in order to view S11, system efficiency, and other full-wave results.

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