Circuit: schematic creation and analysis#

This example shows how you can use PyAEDT to create a circuit design and run a Nexxim time-domain simulation.

Perform required imports#

Perform required imports.

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from pyaedt import Circuit
from pyaedt import Desktop
from pyaedt import generate_unique_project_name
import os

Launch AEDT#

Launch AEDT 2022 R2 in graphical mode. This example uses SI units.

desktop_version = "2022.2"

Set non-graphical mode#

Set non-graphical mode. "PYAEDT_NON_GRAPHICAL" is needed to generate documentation only. You can set non_graphical either to True or False. The Boolean parameter new_thread defines whether to create a new instance of AEDT or try to connect to an existing instance of it.

non_graphical = os.getenv("PYAEDT_NON_GRAPHICAL", "False").lower() in ("true", "1", "t")
new_thread = True

Launch AEDT and Circuit#

Launch AEDT and Circuit. The pyaedt.Desktop class initializes AEDT and starts the specified version in the specified mode.

desktop = Desktop(desktop_version, non_graphical, new_thread)
aedt_app = Circuit(projectname=generate_unique_project_name())

Create circuit setup#

Create and customize an LNA (linear network analysis) setup.

setup1 = aedt_app.create_setup("MyLNA")
setup1.props["SweepDefinition"]["Data"] = "LINC 0GHz 4GHz 10001"

Create components#

Create components, such as an inductor, resistor, and capacitor.

inductor = aedt_app.modeler.schematic.create_inductor("L1", 1e-9, [0, 0])
resistor = aedt_app.modeler.schematic.create_resistor("R1", 50, [0.0254, 0])
capacitor = aedt_app.modeler.schematic.create_capacitor("C1", 1e-12)

Get all pins#

Get all pins of a specified component.

pins_resistor = resistor.pins

Create port and ground#

Create a port and a ground, which are needed for the circuit analysis.

port = aedt_app.modeler.components.create_interface_port("myport")
gnd = aedt_app.modeler.components.create_gnd()

Connect components#

Connect components with wires.


Create transient setup#

Create a transient setup.

setup2 = aedt_app.create_setup("MyTransient", aedt_app.SETUPS.NexximTransient)
setup2.props["TransientData"] = ["0.01ns", "200ns"]
setup3 = aedt_app.create_setup("MyDC", aedt_app.SETUPS.NexximDC)

Solve transient setup#

Solve the transient setup.


'D:/Temp/pyaedt_prj_CYV/Project_UZY.pyaedt\\Circuit Design_3PK\\Circuit Design_3PK.sp'

Create report#

Create a report that plots solution data.

solutions =
solutions.enable_pandas_output = True
real, imag = solutions.full_matrix_real_imag
0.0000          1.000000
0.0004          1.000000
0.0008          1.000000
0.0012          0.999999
0.0016          0.999999
...                  ...
3.9984          0.021101
3.9988          0.021083
3.9992          0.021065
3.9996          0.021046
4.0000          0.021028

[10001 rows x 1 columns]

Plot data#

Create a plot based on solution data.

fig = solutions.plot()
Simulation Results Plot

Close AEDT#

After the simulation completes, you can close AEDT or release it using the pyaedt.Desktop.force_close_desktop() method. All methods provide for saving the project before closing.

if != "posix":

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 35.413 seconds)

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