I run AWRDE version 10 and have installed vendor_local_10 to access vendor libraries. I am designing an RF low noise amplifier PCB using an FET. Unfortunately I cannot access most of the transistor models from the subnode 'AWR website' under the 'libraries' node. The another subnode 'vendor local' is empty so I presume there are no vendor libraries installed locally. I can only access some of the s-parameter data files of the transistors that are not sufficient for the designing. Only Philips Sjfet and Sedi's GaN HEMT are accessible.
When I searched about the available models on the respective vendor's website I cannot find Sjfet on NXP (formerly Philips semiconductor) and EGN004XM on Sedi's.
Can someone help me so that I can access all the models. I also want to know the present status about the availability of transistor models in the market from the other vendors. As I am an undergraduate engineering student I would like to know if the vendors provide free transistor samples to students or I'll have to purchase them online. If I get free sample then is it necessary to send my layout to the respective vendor's foundry only?
After you install the local vendor library (by running the file you downloaded), you need to make a minor change to your "lib.xml" file (located in the main AWR installation folder under "Library"). Open this file in a text editor and find the line that starts with "<FILE Name=...". Insert a line after this one that has the following:
...where you replace the part with underscores with the fully qualified path (starting with the drive). As an example, my new line says:
<FILE Name="Local">C:\Users\myName\AppData\Local\AWR\Design Environment\xml_local\top_v10_local_MWO.xml</FILE>
I changed the path in lib.xml file, still I cannot aceess the models. It seems like the installed files themselves do not contain the model data files.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> and ask to forward to Mark S. In your email, please do the following:
Attach your lib.xml file
Attach a screen shot showing where your vendor library is installed (I want to see the “xml_local” folder)