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Applied Computational Sciences (ACS) designs, develops and sells Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software tools for RF and microwave engineering applications.  ACS's main product product line includes the LINC2TM linear circuit simulator, LINC2 Visual System ArchitectTM and RF Tools products.  LINC2 will run on all versions of MS Windows for the PC and compatibles, including Windows 95/98/2000, Windows NT/ME/XP/Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8!  LINC2 will also run on the Apple MacBook Pro under MS Windows.

MicroLINCTM is the name of the professional edition of LINC2, referred to in the rest of this site as "LINC2 Pro" or "LINC2 Professional Edition".

        LINC2 (New version 2.72 release U available now!)

Featuring:

bulletExact Circuit Synthesis
bulletAccurate Simulation
bulletPowerful Optimization
bulletStatistical Yield Analysis
bulletLarge Component Library- More than 30,000 Device Files!
bulletFree Tech Support

LINC2 - Powerful... Accurate... Affordable.

***All products include FREE technical support!***

==> Click here to download the LINC2 demo presentation <==

New! October 2014 Microwave Product Digest Magazine Article on Using LINC2 with Sonnet EM (electromagnetic) Simulation: Click here to view the original white paper.  Or, click here to go to the MPD October 2014 issue.

October 2013 Microwave Product Digest Magazine Article on the Use of LINC2 Visual System Architect to study the role of local oscillator phase noise and its effects on receiver performance due to reciprocal mixing: Click here to view the original white paper.  Or, click here to go to the MPD October 2013 issue.

LINC2 version 2.72 includes user defined equations and swept variables!
V2.72 adds new optimizer control via user defined equations.
V2.72 also includes new snap-to-grid schematic entry.

        LINC2 -Visual System Architect-

Featuring:

bulletNew version V1.29 available now!
bulletRF System Level Simulation
bulletFlexible Schematic Entry - Create System Block Diagrams of Arbitrary Topology
bulletSelect Parts From an Extensive System Components Menu and Place Anywhere on the Schematic
bulletTune Component Parameters while Simulation Results Update Immediately in Real Time
bulletSpectral Domain Analysis - View Signals, Spurs, Intermodulation and Harmonic Products
bulletPlot AM-to-AM Power Sweeps (RF power output versus power input curves) including P1dB/PSat
bulletNoise Analysis - Noise Power, Signal to Noise Ratio, Spurious Free Dynamic Range... More
bulletGenerate and Save Reports - Save to CSV files for Importing into Excel and other Programs
bulletSignal and Spur Viewer - Trace Signals and Spurs Back to their Origins
bulletLarge Component Library Includes Non-linear Amplifiers, Mixers, Splitters, Switches, Filters... More
bulletSystem Cascade Budget Analysis
bulletFree Tech Support

New Product- as Featured on the Cover of High Frequency Electronics Magazine!

Shipping now from ACS: The Visual System Architect for professional system design, simulation and performance analysis.

Click here to read the feature article in the April 2010 issue of High Frequency Electronics:  RF System Design and Analysis Software Enhances RF Architectural Planning

Limited time offer:  

Order the Visual System Architect now and get LINC2 Pro; including Filter Pro and Amp Pro FREE (save $995). 

        LINC2 -FILTER PRO- 

New!  LINC2 Filter Pro advanced filter synthesis software provides physical layout and EM (electromagnetic) simulation capability using Sonnet® EM analysis software (Sonnet-Lite is included FREE with purchase).

New Layout Capability!  Automatically create LINC2 Filter Pro layouts and save as DXF files.  Import DXF layout files into your PCB layout software.

bulletLINC2 Filter Pro seamlessly integrates a physical layout view with Sonnet® EM analysis.  Starting EM simulation from LINC2 Filter Pro is as easy as a single menu click.
bulletEasily generate 2-D and 3-D layout views.
bulletProduce DXF layout files for filters designed with LINC2 Filter Pro.
bulletImport LINC2 Filter DXF layout files into your layout software to create the Gerber files for PCB fabrication.

Click here for detailed design flow examples  ==> LINC2 Filter Pro Examples

LINC2 Filter design software.  From traditional single-ended filter design to new differential (balanced) filters. LINC2 FILTER synthesizes all the classic topologies in differential and single-ended configurations.  Pricing starts at only $375 for LINC2 FILTER.

Click here for more details ==> FILTER (Differential), FILTER (Single-ended) or Distributed FILTER

        LINC2 -AMP PRO-  (Amplifier Design and Circuit Synthesis)

 

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 Low Noise Amplifiers (LNA). 

        Designed for-

·        Minimum Noise

·        Maximum gain

·        Noise and Gain Tradeoffs

·        Minimum Noise and Improved Input Return Loss (trading off output RL)

·        Trading Noise Figure and Output Return Loss for Improved Input Match

·        Gain and Stability

·        Lumped or Distributed Matching Networks

·        Any Source or Load Impedance

·        Available Power Gain, Operating Power Gain or Transducer Power Gain

 

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 Single and Multi-stage Amplifiers

        Designed for-

·        Maximum Gain

·        Flat Broadband Gain Response (using optimization)

·        Low-Pass Gain Response

·        High-Pass Gain Response

·        Band-Pass Gain Response

·        Gain and Stability

·        Lumped or Distributed Matching Networks

·        Any Real or Complex Source and Load Impedance
 

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 Balanced Linear Amplifiers

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Unbalanced Linear Amplifiers

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Single and Multi-stage Balanced Amplifiers (Quad Combined)

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 Single and Multi-stage Push-Pull Amplifiers

        LINC2 -OTHER RESOURCES- 

LINC2 now features advanced optimization.  Set measurement goals and then invoke the new, easy to use, LINC2 optimizer to quickly realize the desired circuit responses.  A single menu click updates the circuit schematic with the optimized element values!  - RF circuit simulation software has never been easier to use!

LINC2 Circuit Design and Synthesis- Click on the topic links below to see examples of how quick and easy LINC2 can design the following types of RF and microwave circuits.

bullet Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) Design Using LINC2
bullet Single-stage and Multi-stage Linear Amplifier Design
bullet LINC2 FILTER Synthesis
bullet Neutralizing a Transistor to Facilitate Unilateral Amplifier Design

Check out these links to magazine articles about LINC2 circuit and system simulation:

New Product! Shipping now from ACS: The Visual System Architect for system design, simulation and performance analysis.

Click here to read the feature article in the October 2009 issue of Microwave Product Digest:  New System Simulator Includes Spectral Domain Analysis by ACS!

October 2012 Microwave Product Digest Magazine Article Highlights the Use of LINC2 Functions, Equations and Variables for Providing New Design and Analysis Capabilities: Click here to view the original white paper.  Or, click here to go to the MPD October 2012 issue.

October 2011 Microwave Product Digest (MPD) Magazine Article on Using the LINC2 Visual System Architect to Determine the System Spurious-Free Dynamic Range (SFDR): Click here to view the original white paper.  Or, click here to go to the MPD October 2011 issue.

September 2011 High Frequency Electronics Magazine Article Highlights the Use of LINC2 Equations and Variables for Providing New Design and Analysis Capabilities: Click here to view the original white paperOr, click here to go to the HFE September 2011 issue.

December 2008 Microwave Product Digest (MPD) Magazine Article on Successful First-Pass Circuit Design Using LINC2 (Part 2 of 2): Click here to view the original white paper.  Or, click here to go to the MPD December issue.

October 2008 Microwave Product Digest (MPD) Magazine Article on Successful First-Pass Circuit Design Using LINC2 (Part 1 of 2): Click here to view the original white paper.  Or, click here to go to the MPD October issue.

July 2008 Microwave Product Digest (MPD) Magazine Article Highlights LINC2 Design and Analysis Capabilities for Designing VCOs and Other Tunable RF and Microwave Circuits: Click here to view the original white paper.  Or, click here to go to the MPD July issue.

July 2008 High Frequency Electronics Magazine Article Highlights LINC2 Design and Analysis Capabilities for Tunable Filters: Click here to view the original white paper.  Or, click here to go to the HFE July issue.

February 2007 High Frequency Electronics Magazine Article Highlights LINC2 LNA Design and Synthesis Capabilities: Click here to view the original white paper.  Or, click here to go to the HFE February issue.

 

Feature Article: Microwave Product Digest (MPD), LINC2 Software Enhances the Design and Analysis of VCOs and Other Tunable RF and Microwave Circuits.
bullet Microwave Product Digest (MPD) - Design Software Integrates Synthesis, Simulation and Optimization for Complete Design Automation.
bullet Microwave Product Digest - New Filter Synthesis Software Designs Space Efficient Interdigital Filters.
bullet Microwave Product Digest - Using LINC2 with Sonnet(R) EM Software Enhances Simulation Accuracy.
Featured Article Highlights LINC2 Enhanced Design and Simulation Capabilities with the LINC2 - Sonnet(R) EM Interface.
bullet High Frequency Electronics - A Design Tool for Improving the Input Match of Low Noise Amplifiers.
bullet Microwave Product Digest - LNA Design Article: Unique Software Automates the Design of Low Noise Amplifiers.
bullet Microwaves & RF - Synthesis Plus Simulation Equals Enhanced Design Process.
The combination of circuit synthesis and simulation functions within a common CAE design tool can greatly improve the RF/microwave design process.
bullet Microwave Product Digest - RF Design Software Combines Synthesis and Simulation.
bullet Microwave Product Digest - RF Design Tool.
bullet High Frequency Electronics - Tools for Measurement, Analysis and Design of Differential Networks and Balanced circuits.
bullet Microwaves & RF - Designing Short High Q Resonators.
Shrinking a transmission line resonator’s length can improve its quality factor while saving valuable circuit board real estate.

 

Microwave Journal Feature Article: New Synthesis and Simulation Software...

FAST, a unique software package created by ACS and available from Artech House, Inc.

Advanced Circuit Design Software from ACS and Artech House Publishers-

FAST: Fast Amplifier Synthesis Tool, software and 165 page user's manual.

This unique design tool incorporates circuit synthesis, schematic capture, and a powerful circuit simulation engine into an easy to use integrated design environment.  FAST RF/microwave circuit design and analysis in just three clicks...

Click Design- The circuit design is automatically captured on a schematic page.

Click Analyze- A powerful circuit simulator renders a detailed performance analysis.

Click View | Results- Results can be displayed in graphs, charts and tabular numerical lists, printed, or saved to disk for later editing and further analysis.

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ACS delivers high performance state-of-the-art RF and microwave circuit design and simulation software for the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) marketplace.  In addition to circuit simulation and analysis, LINC2 Pro provides schematic capture and an integrated design environment that includes a suite of synthesis tools for automating the design of circuits from audio and HF (high frequency) to microwave and beyond.  Physical models for stripline and microstrip transmission line extend the accuracy to millimeter waves.  And now LINC2 has recently been upgraded to include a new set of circuit simulation models for coplanar waveguide circuit design. 

A wide range of applications are supported, from analog sub-circuit design to RF circuit design for complex wireless communications systems.  ACS offers circuit design, synthesis, simulation and optimization programs for the advanced engineering professional and first time CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) user alike.

LINC2 from ACS offers a high degree of connectivity to the leading RF/microwave CAD/CAE, EDA and EM simulation software.  LINC2 directly interfaces to leading RF and Microwave design suites, allowing it to be used stand-alone or by leveraging its capabilities with those of other major packages.  Schematics and circuit designs created in LINC2 can be automatically exported to AWR's Microwave Office and Sonnet Software's Sonnet EM simulation software.  Click on the links below to learn more:

     Applied Wave Research (AWR)

ACS is an AWR Alliance Partner

 

ACS is a Sonnet EDA Software Partner

The LINC2/Sonnet interface uses a single button click to automatically transfer the LINC2 layout geometry into Sonnet for world-class EM analysis.

(See Interfaces and Translators - EDA Framework Interfaces supported by other vendors)

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