Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 00:47:22 +1000
From: Andrew Tweddle
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Subject: Re: RF Tools in Linux
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> In article <3D842B2F.527D0604@alphalink.com.au>, Andrew Tweddle
> > carltons wrote:
> > >
> > > Anyone know of any rf tools for use in Linux? I would also like to know
> > > if there is an implementation of Spice/Nutmeg for Linux. I found the
> > > references for ngSpice, but that hasn't been updated in a long time and is
> > > still showing in progress.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Steve Carlton
> > > Plantation, FL
> > Puff has been ported to Linux
> > http://www.its.caltech.edu/%7Emmic/puff.html
> > Better and quicker for RF/Microwave than SPICE based simulators.
> Thanks Andrew. It appears from the pages that this is mostly a layout
> kind of tool similar to Sonnet. I was hoping to have something akin to
> EESoft, etc.
> I still need this info, nonetheless.
> Thanks again.
Its a full blown S-parameter simulator. The layout from it gives you the
distances you need for your layout ,but I redo mine in Autotrax when I
am ready to make a board. It can also convert back to impedance, draw a
Smith Chart, Linear freq/Log mag chart. Usually takes me 5 minutes to
rough up an idea for design. 2 hours to make a board, 4 hours to fully
test and tweak a block as a go back and forth from the prototype to the
EESOFT, Eagleware/Genesys it is not, but it has the microwave stripline
models and S-parameter calculation to work in the above manner.