Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) has announced a free, downloadable calculator that supports a wide range of RF matching tasks. Qorvo MatchCalc allows RF engineers to quickly match their system designs without being connected to complex simulation programs, speeding the design process and reducing the time to get new products to market, the firm says.
MatchCalc expands Qorvo’s library of tools that help design engineers in mobile, infrastructure and defense markets work faster and more efficiently. University students also use the tools for their design projects. The library includes the Maximum Power Reduction tool, for designing carrier aggregation mobile devices. These tools and all of Qorvo’s design resources, such as videos, blogs, white papers, e-books, block diagrams and brochures, are available at the Qorvo Design Hub.
MatchCalc is an intuitive set of basic RF design tools providing component values for matching S1P or S2P files to the desired system or reference impedance. Smith Chart, Log Mag and K-Plot matching functionality are provided with real-time tuning. MatchCalc frees RF designers to work remotely and offers capabilities not available in other downloadable tools, says Qorvo. The MatchCalc download, along with two instructional videos that provide an overview of the tool’s functionality, can be accessed on the MatchCalc download page.
“Our goal is to ease the RF design engineer’s job and help them get products to market faster,” says Brandi Frye, corporate VP of marketing. “Qorvo’s Design Hub offers new tools, e-books, blog posts and educational videos,” she adds. “We’re passionate about partnering with our customers to help them solve connectivity challenges, be it carrier aggregation, IoT or the path to 5G.”