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User-defined X-axis Value Sweep: X_SWP



X_SWP allows you to plot against a specified power, voltage, or current quantity of a node in a schematic document. See “Plotting One Measurement vs. Output Power, Voltage, or Current ” for more information about the measurement set up.


Name Description Unit Type Default
ID Element ID   X1
MeasType Measurement type on specified Component   Power
HarmType Harmonic to use for the measurement   Fundamental (Sum of all tones)
Modifier Complex modifier   DB Real
Component Name of component to measure   PORT_2

Parameter Details

MeasType. Specify the quantity type of measurement: Power, Voltage, or Current.

HarmType. The harmonic to use for the measurement.

  • DC. The DC component of power, voltage, or current under RF drive condition. This is equivalent to Pcomp, Vcomp, or Icomp with a harmonic index of 0.

  • Fundamental (Tone 1). The value used is the MeasType of the fundamental tone (Tone 1 if more than one tone is present in the simulation document).

  • Fundamental (Tone 2). Same as Fundamental (Tone 1) except tone 2 of the simulation document is used.

  • Fundamental (Sum of all tones). Returns the sum of all the fundamental tones in the simulation document (for example, no intermods or harmonics included in the summation). You must use the DB Real or Linear Real modifier with this selection.

  • Total Sum Power. This selection includes all intermods and harmonics present in the harmonic balance simulation.

Modifier. Specify the return type of computed values: DB Magnitude, DB Real, Linear Magnitude, or Linear Real.

Component. Value is a string that points to the measurement component to use for the X_SWP element. Ports, power meters, current meters, and voltage and current sources are available for use. Right-click the X_SWP element and choose Properties, then click the Component tab to navigate to the appropriate measurement component by clicking the Select Component button.


This element does not have an assigned layout cell. You can assign artwork cells to any element. See “Assigning Artwork Cells to Layout of Schematic Elements” for details.

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