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I use this tool when designing an RF lineup. It gives me the ability to do a Monte-carlo analysis that takes into account part-to-part and temperature variations on all parameters (Gain, IP3, Noise Figure, P1). I have seen too many "worst-case" designs, where the engineer designs for the unlikely probability that every device in the lineup is either high or low and thus is over designed. The Monte-carlo approach is my favoured method for lineup analysis as it minimises cost and variability.