Stability Analysis of Microwave Circuits

Introduction

STAN is a revolutionary stability analysis technique for microwave circuits, valid for small-signal and large-signal operating conditions. This technique is able to detect and determine the nature of oscillations, such as parametric oscillations in power amplifiers that can be a function of the input drive signal, for example. Knowledge of the type of oscillation facilitates the addition of stabilization networks, with a better balance between the required oscillation avoidance and maintaining the original circuit performances.

The STAN stability analysis technique is patented by CNES and University of Bilbao and exclusively offered for sale as an IVCAD module.


Stability Analysis of Microwave Circuits


STAN demonstration video

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Application Notes and Data Sheets

5A-063

Selecting the Node: Understanding and overcoming pole-zero quasi-cancellations

5A-056

STAN: Circuit Stability Analysis Tool

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Software Simplifies Stability Analysis

STAN

MicroApps Presentation on STAN Stability Analysis Tool

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MT930 Series IVCAD Advanced Measurement and Modeling Software

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