AWR published a new application note. The article explains how to complement Microwave Office circuit design software with National Instrument’s Multisim circuit simulation software and Ultiboard printed circuit board (PCB) layout software for a comprehensive design flow spanning from DC to microwave frequencies. The title of the technical paper is Multisim/Ultiboard for Low-Frequency Simulation and Layout.
AWR, Cree, and Microwave Journal will host a webinar next week. The webcast will help power amplifier (PA) designers learn more about the design of Class F, inverse Class F, and continuous Class F power amplifiers using Cree GaN HEMTs and AWR’s Microwave Office circuit design software. The online seminar will take place Tuesday, March 26 at 11 am EDT. The event is titled: The Design of Class F, Inverse Class F and Continuous Class F Power Amplifiers using Cree GaN HEMTs and AWR’s Microwave Office.
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.
AWR and Optenni recently teamed on AWR Connected for Optenni Lab. The new workflow helps antenna designers to easily use best-of-class tools for the design and analysis of matching circuits. The integrated workflow with AWR Microwave Office is implemented in Optenni Lab version 1.4 SP3, which is available now.
AWR launched Analyst, which is a parallelized 3D finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) simulation and analysis software. It is seamlessly and fully integrated within the AWR Design Environment. Analyst lets you move from circuit concept to full 3D EM verification with a single mouse click. With 3D EM and circuit analysis in one integrated workflow, engineers can spend their time designing and optimizing for performance.
AWR recently published a white paper about the benefits of co-simulation. The title of the white paper is: An Electrical-Thermal MMIC Design Flow. The technical paper uses an actual design example to discuss the effectiveness of co-simulation between AWR’s Microwave Office high-frequency design software and CapeSym’s SYMMIC thermal analysis tool. An X-band RF power amplifier/low-noise amplifier MMIC for a transceiver application was designed in Microwave Office software and thermal coupling and other issues between the two circuits on the single die were quickly remedied with SYMMIC to produce optimum results.
AWR has a new application note that explains how EDA tool integration benefits designers of circuits for 3G and 4G wireless systems. The app note describes the benefits of using AWR’s Microwave Office and Visual System Simulator (VSS) high-frequency design software with National Instruments’ LabVIEW signal processing software and virtual instruments. The title of the paper is Using LabVIEW in the AWR Design Environment To Design Complex Circuits for Wireless Applications.
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 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 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.