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Impedance Tuner Matching in XFdtd

Impedance and aperture tuners allow RF and antenna engineers to support numerous frequency bands with a single antenna. This is accomplished through software-controlled chips which configure the antenna to operate in multiple bands or modes of operation.

Remcom’s XFdtd is a full-wave electromagnetic simulation tool that contains an integrated schematic editor and circuit solver. The electromagnetic simulation accounts for the full-wave interactions between the antenna, PCB, housing, and matching network layout. The schematic editor allows the multi-state tuners to be incorporated into the full-wave results and supports optimization on system efficiency. This presentation will demonstrate the advantages of using XFdtd for complex matching network design.