I am interested in doing some EMI/EMC testing on PLL circuits. I currently own an LMX2485E Evaluation Board and was wondering if it would be possible to obtain a file type of that board compatible with CST Studio Suite for use in CST Microwave Studio/PCB Studio. The software is compatible with Cadence Alegro (.brd/.mcm/.sip), Mentor Graphics (.hkp/.hyp/.asc) ODB++ (.zip) and Zuken CR-5000 (.pcf) files.
If you are opposed to giving out EDA files, maybe it could be possible for one of the engineers to import the board for me and just send me the .cst file. CST is capable of importing EDA but I do not believe it is capable of exporting EDA. I’ve talked with some of reps at CST of America before and I was told that T.I. was one of its customers.
I have tried using gerber files in the past, but the conversion process from 2D to 3D over complicates the process. Furthermore, the software recognizes the text data in the files as part of the layer or substrate and there is no convenient way to remedy this.
Additionally, if this isn’t something available to the LMX2485E, I am not opposed to purchasing a different evaluation board for this application as long as it is in the PLL family.
There are several other file types CST is capable of importing such as CAD models too. Let me know if something like this is possible. It would be much appreciated!
Thanks in Advance,