AWR released version 10.04 of AWR Design Environment. AWR V10.04 includes many new features and enhancements to Microwave Office/Analog Office circuit design software and Visual System Simulator (VSS) system design software, as well as AXIEM 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) software and Analyst 3D finite element method (FEM) EM software. AWR V10.04 is available now.
Xilinx introduced their Vivado Design Suite, which is an IP and system-centric design environment for accelerating the design of all programmable devices. The Vivado Design Suite version 2012.1 is available as part of an early access program. Public access will start with version 2012.2 early this summer, followed by WebPACK availability and Zynq-7000 extensible processing platform (EPP) support later in the year. ISE Design Suite Edition customers with current support will be provided the new Vivado Design Suite Editions in addition to ISE at no additional cost.