The aim of this study is to do a research about three microwave design software packages and evaluate them with the purpose of getting the sharpest filter as possible and also know which one is more efficient in this task.
In order to achieve this purpose we designed, simulated and tried to manufacture the same low-pass filter (using microstrip lines) in different software. This way we are able to compare features as the S-parameters of the filters, the possibilities they give us, how easy to use they are, how long takes us to run a simulation, how much deviation they have in the simulations and how much deviation we get in the measurements of the manufactured filters.
Source: University of Gävle
Author: Sánchez Ripoll, Juan Pedro