Adding a General Network (Data Matrix)

Define a general non-radiating network using network parameter matrices. In the network schematic view, interconnect the networks (cascading) and excite or load the network ports.

  1. On the Source/Load tab, in the Loads/networks group, click the  Network icon.

    Figure 1. The Add general network dialog.
  2. Under Data type, select one of the following network parameters:
    • S-matrix
    • Z-matrix
    • Y-matrix
  3. Under Source, specify one of the following:
    • To import the network parameters from file, select Touchstone file.
      Note: Only Touchstone format v1.1 is supported.
    • To specify the coupling parameters, select Specify network manually.
      • Specify the coupling parameters and the reference impedance.
  4. In the Number of network terminals field, specify the number of network terminals.
  5. In the Label field, add a unique label for the general network.
  6. Click the Create button to create the general network and to close the dialog.