Workflow for Analysing Cables by Importing From a .KBL File

The general process is explained for setting up a complete cable analysis by importing a complex cable harness from a .kbl file.

  1. Import the .kbl file.
  2. Find specific cable instances and combine the multiple single conductors into a single cable.
  3. Specify the solution method for the outer cable problem.
  4. Specify the cable coupling parameters.
  5. Open the cable schematic view of each harness.
    1. Add the circuit elements (for example, resistors, capacitors, inductors, SPICE circuits, ports, ground) and connect the connector pins to the circuit elements.
  6. Define the sources, loads and requests.
    1. Add sources and loads to the cable ports.
    2. Add schematic probes, cable probes or S-parameter requests to request results.