The following technical documentation is authored to provide user application support for the SynMatrix application.
The following publication has been approved for issue on the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.
The Filter Specification Analysis Tutorial: 'The Synthesis Matrix'. This tutorial video series will show you how to synthesize the matrix using a cloud-based software tool called, SynMatrix.
This video introduces one of the few platforms in the world capable of using AI-based tuning to automatically tune RF filters. The following is a video tutorial series and begins with Part 1 of 2. Before beginning with this tutorial viewers should watch the filter specification analysis video series. These videos review the synthesis process that's required before a designer can start tuning their filters.
Stray Coupling is unwanted coupling effects, leaking energy between non-adjacent resonators, which may cause either the unbalanced notch level or extra unwanted transmission zeros.
The air breakdown is a physical phenomenon due to ionization which is caused by energetic electrons in a high electrical field. Ionization may make a conducting path, allowing a sharp current to increase.
SynMatrix offers engineers a simple calculation on power handling prediction. By inputing relevant filter information, the maximum power handling ability can be predicted; meanwhile, based on input data, the user still can judge if the filter can be breakdown or not under the specific input power.
SynMatrix provides CAT with a proprietary algorithm that has excellent performance in both narrow band and wideband applications.
Computer aided tuning was introduced first in the satellite filter industry, and has now been widely adopted to the wireless field. It applies systematic approaches based on either reconstruct filter polynomial, curve fitting or by optimization circuit model to fit and match simulation or measurement responses.
“Dispersion” is defined as the a distortion due to the different group velocity versus frequency, especially for non-TEM propagation structure such as waveguide and microstripe or wideband application.
The fine-tune function is a facility tool to allow the user to fine-tune the matrix until all required targets are met. This tuning function can shift the operation frequency up or down while expanding or narrowing the bandwidth by scaling the matrix. Within the tuning process, the designed centre frequency and bandwidth can be kept.