A program to design and analyze active quadrature networks
This graphics-intensive program designs and analyzes active quadrature ("90-degree") networks for use in SSB transmitters
Here are the highlights of this program:
- QuadNet is a 32-bit Windows® program to design and analyze active quadrature networks.
- Enter the lower and upper audio frequencies of interest, along with the network complexity (order) and see the
resulting sideband attenuation. Change any of these items to interactively refine your design.
- Plug in the values for a published design to see how it works.
- Fine graphics outputs include sideband suppression, the angles for each of the two chains, and the deviation from
- Change or tune the stage time-constants and you can generate a network with sideband suppression which is not
uniform across the audio band.
- Save as an overlay the current-schematic sideband suppression plot, make changes and then recall that stored
response for comparison with new data by overlaying the old plotted data on top of the current plot.
- Use the nearest-value routine to substitute the nearest 5%, 1% or 0.25% values for the program-computed values and
see the result.
- Use the Monte Carlo mode to see what happens when real-world parts are used with user-specified value
- Schematic is shown in graphics form. This is in addition to a conventional "parts list."
- Handles orders 2 through 18, odd and even.
- Outputs to the printer are not just screen dumps but are separate high-resolution routines.
- Writes a nice ready-to-run LTspice file for math confirmation and/or to see the effects of a real-world op-amp of
your choice (Tonne Software has no connection with Linear Technology).