AWR is offering four online training courses next month. The online sessions cover Microwave Office (MWO), AXIEM, and electromagnetic (EM) and harmonic balance technology. The AWR classes take place of the first four Mondays in May at 1:00 PM Pacific Time. The web training courses are developed and hosted by Dr. John Dunn, a senior applications engineer at AWR.
AWR and Rohde & Schwarz will host a webinar about low noise amplifier (LNA). The webcast is titled, LNA Design and Characterization Using Modern RF/Microwave Software and Test & Measurement Instruments. The online seminar will feature live video segments demonstrating the use of test instruments performing measurements on a prototype low noise amplifier (LNA). Microwave Office will be used to demonstrate useful practices in the virtual prototyping stage. An actual LNA will be measured using a ZVA (Rohde & Schwarz’s Vector Network Analyzer). The event will take place Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 9 am PST.
AWR introduced iMatch, which is an automated impedance matching module that works seamlessly with Microwave Office (MWO) software. The iMatch impedance matching wizard quickly and easily takes RF engineers through the process of evaluating different matching topologies and selecting the optimal solution based upon certain, user-specified requirements. The iMatch impedance matching module enables designers to quickly compare different matching topologies and choose among the best solution based upon user-specified requirements. iMatch is a submodule of iFilter. iMatch is available now.
AWR recently published a new white paper, The Advantages of Multi-rate Harmonic Balance Technology. To make harmonic balance analysis viable, AWR has pioneered a multi-rate harmonic balance (MRHB) technology within its APLAC family of harmonic balance and time-domain simulators. The capabilities provided with MRHB make it possible to solve entire complex subsystems such as mobile phone transceivers in a practical amount of time. The AWR white paper traces the use of harmonic balance in solving microwave problems, describes MRHB technology, and provides examples of its effectiveness when compared with traditional harmonic balance simulators.
AWR launched 2010 Visual System Simulator (VSS) software. VSS 2010 increases productivity for RF system designers. The tool features time delay neural network (TDNN) advanced amplifier behavioral models for capturing memory effects and measurement data interchange format (MDIF) model support. AWR VSS 2010 also includes a new phased array element for radar design engineers. In addition, enhancements have been made to the VSS RFA architect tool plus new communication models and signal processing blocks have been added.
AWR Corporation published a new system planning white paper. The AWR white paper outlines the benefits of using a commercial, specialized software program such as Visual System Simulator (VSS) for end-to-end system design, while also embracing legacy approaches with the incorporation of spreadsheet views. The technical paper is available now for AWR.
AWR introduced 2010 Microwave Office (MWO) design suite for microwave design. The latest release increases productivity for high-frequency monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC), MIC, RF printed circuit board (PCB) and module designers. New features include support for nonlinear behavioral modeling, improved speed in AWR’s multi-rate harmonic balance (MRHB) technology for the design of complex circuits, iFilter synthesis for lumped and distributed filters, and AWR Connected for Cadence Allegro for import of Cadence PCB layouts into MWO for further analysis and electromagnetic simulation.
The 2010 release of AWR AXIEM 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) simulation software now features antenna analysis. AXIEM 2010 includes new features and capabilities that are ideal for large, planar, antenna designs such as arrays with many elements. Critical design problems, such as scan blindness, can now be discovered and corrected. Post-processing such as antenna patterns for linear, circular, and elliptical polarizations; numerous antenna measurements (including gain); and current visualization/animations are now part of the 2010 release. AXIEM version 2010 is part of the AWR Design Environment (AWRDE), which is now shipping.
AWR introduced their iFilter technology for synthesis of lumped-element and distributed filters. The module plugs directly into the Microwave Office design environment and is integrated as a wizard within the AWR Design Environment (AWRDE). iFilter is an optional module for Microwave Office software and is available for either lumped-element filter only or for distributed and lumped-element filter synthesis with the 2010 release of AWR Design Environment.
AWR announced training sessions about electromagnetic (EM) simulation, Microwave Office high-frequency design software, and new technologies for EM simulation. The electromagnetic (EM) simulation training class will take place May 18-19, the Microwave Office class will take place June 8-10, and the EM simulation online training session is available now.