AWR published an application note, High-Speed Serial Backplane – SERDES Design Example. The paper discusses the advantages of AWR Connected for Anritsu VectorStar for designing high-speed serial backplanes. AWR’s Microwave Office software is resident in the Anritsu VectorStar VNA. High-frequency design tools resident on a Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) provides a streamlined work flow that eliminates the time required to transfer measured data to a simulator running on a separate PC or workstation.
AWR published a new application note about the synthesis and design of complex filters. The app note uses a hairpin bandpass filter to illustrate how AWR’s iFilter synthesis software in conjunction with Microwave Office high-frequency design software and AXIEM 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) solver can help designers create filters that conform to specific manufacturing constraints and costs. The title of the paper is Synthesizing and Optimizing a Hairpin Bandpass Filter with AWR Tools.