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A strategy to efficiently include electromagnetic simulations in optimization-based RF circuit design methodologies

Passos, F. ; Roca, E. ; Sieiro, J. S. ; Castro-López, R. ; Fernandez, F. V. Fernandez ; Lopez-Villegas, J. M.

A strategy to efficiently include electromagnetic simulations in optimization-based RF circuit design methodologies, Proc IEEE MTT-S International Conference on Numerical Electromagnetic and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization for RF, Microwave, and Terahertz Applications NEMO, Seville, Spain, Vol. , pp. - , May, 2017.

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/NEMO.2017.7964188

Abstract
The use of electromagnetic simulations is crucial in radiofrequency and microwave circuits since accurate estimations of parasitics and performances are essential. In addition, design methodologies based on optimization algorithms have been used in order to design such circuits, while efficiently exploring its design trade-offs. However, due to the high computational cost, optimization-based methodologies seldom use electromagnetic simulation. In order to overcome this issue, this paper demonstrates an optimization-based design methodology for radiofrequency circuits which can incorporate electromagnetic simulations without efficiency loss.