**My
Electronics calculators:**

I sometimes make excell based electronics
calculators, to make my work easier. You can download them here.

(In reverse chronological order)

**QUCS Templates:**

Updated
PDN Template (v2) 2019-2021

This new version allows PDN impedance simulation
and decoupling network design using measured VRM model and simulated PCB power
plane model. New: Rogue Waves estimation, and automated PDN design with
Optimizer.

Old version of PDN template: Power Integrity Simulation
Templates 2008 description
with circuit equivalent model for VRM

High-Speed
Channel Template 2019

This template allows freq domain „channel
simulation” using QUCS, for high-speed serial multi-gig SERDES channels, by
chaining S-parameter models and lossy Tlines together.

This template allows us to extract a dB/in@f0 or
loss per inch data from a set of two VNA measurements. One taken on a short
trace and one on a long trace on the same test coupon board. This helps
characterizing PCB materials.

Software
Tools needed:

QUCS
circuit simulator with S-parameter support (freeware, open source)

SonnetLite
PCB 3D EM Simulator, use for pre-layout plane models (freeware)

TNT MMTL trace
impedance field solver for trace width-vs-impedance computation(freeware)

**Excel Calculator Templates:**

S-Parameter
Smoothie 2021

This template can smooth out the measurement
noise in an S-parameter file, providing a smooth curve. Use on 2-port Voltage
Regulator models, or board PDN models, obtained from a VNA measurement.

This template can take an S-parameter file from
a PCB layout extractor, and create 4 new S-par files, with impedance and
insertion loss variation. This can be used before running a batch SI
simulation, that checks all combinations of different boards’ manufacturing
tolerances, for interface compliance verification.

PCB
Material Library 2007-2016

A list of available prepreg and core materials
with all important properties.

PCB
Interconnect Timing Analysis Calculator 2007-2010

With this tool, you can determine PCB design rules or you can check
if the already designed system meets the timing requirements, or not. Timing
analysis is very recommended for high-speed digital systems. An earlier version
is available here.

Characteristic
Impedance Calculator, based on Simulated RLGC data 2009

If you want to get an accurate frequency-dependent
characteristic impedance of a transmission line, Then you can use a general
purpose 2D field solver, like the FEMM to simulate for RLGC parameters. If you
have them, you still need to get the impedance, so you can put them together
here. This calculator also calculates frequency dependent dielectric constant,
and the G parameter from the others.

Dielectric
Constant Frequency Compensation Calculator 2009

Most of the PCB trace impedance calculators dont
take the signal frequency into account. With this calculator, you can fill this
gap, by providing frequency-pre-compensated dielectric constant to them.

PCB
Interconnect Loss Budget Calculator 2008

With this calculator, you can make an estimation
an the PCB interconnect loss budget for your high-speed serial
interconnections, like PCI-express, or SATA.

PCB
Propagation speed Compensation Calculator 2007

With this, you can match trace lengths whose are
on different layers. However, its recommended to put all your signals what you
have to match, ont same structure layers.

DDR
Memory bus Trace-Length Calculator 2007

With this tool,
you can calculate trace lengths, adjustments for memory-interface PCB-design

PCB Layer-Stack Planning
Calculator (based on IPC equations) v1.0 2007

With this tool,
you can try how your controlled impedance traces will look like on a selected
PCB stackup. Kind of obsolete.

PCB
permittivity/impedance Frequency-compensation calculator 2007

If you work
with high speed PCB design, with this tool you can calculate or compensate the
effect of the Permittivity variation over frequency.

Synchronous
systems (SDRAM-DSP) Timing spreadsheet 2006

With this tool,
you can make a timing analysis for an SDRAM memory and embedded processor based
system.

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Excel calculators from other people:

http://circuitcalculator.com/wordpress

http://electrical-integrity.com/

https://www.ti.com/tool/BUCK-CONVCALC