Methods and Approaches for RF Circuit Simulation and Electromagnetic Modelling

  • T. A. M. Kevenaar
  • E. J. W. ter Maten
  • H. H. J. M. Janssen
  • S. P. Onneweer
Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 4)


RF circuits and systems are gaining importance because we are moving further into a society where information is very important and should be available any time and anywhere. In this paper we give an overview of RF circuit simulation with an emphasis on noise simulation which is important functionality for RF designers. Due to the high frequency signals, the standard circuit formulation using Kirchhoff and lumped elements is not sufficient anymore to accurately predict the behaviour of a design and Maxwell’s equations should be used. We give several approximations of Maxwell’s equations and scenarios how the results can be incorporated in RF circuit simulation.


Phase Noise Finite Difference Time Domain Spiral Inductor Intermodulation Product Absorb Boundary Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. M. Kevenaar
    • 1
  • E. J. W. ter Maten
    • 2
  • H. H. J. M. Janssen
    • 1
  • S. P. Onneweer
    • 3
  1. 1.Philips Research Laboratories EindhovenSunnyvaleUSA
  2. 2.Philips Research Laboratories EindhovenEindhoven University of TechnologySunnyvaleUSA
  3. 3.Philips SemiconductorsSunnyvaleUSA

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