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.
Vincotech has published an article titled, Mastering Power Modules: The advantages over discrete solutions. According to Vincotech, power modules have become the most convenient way of building a cost effective power supply system. Everything is optimized within the constraints of the particular module manufacturer. The designer can rest assured that the module will do everything electrically and mechanically that is specified, is guaranteed to work to tight specifications such as EMI, efficiency, load cycling and reliability and it is virtually off-the-shelf meaning that the all-important time to market pressure is minimized.
The Design and Verification Conference (DVCon) has issued a call for paper and panel abstract submissions, and tutorial proposals. DVCon wants engineers to present their experiences, solutions and ideas. Paper proposals are due August 15, 2011, tutorial proposals are due September 13th, and panel proposals are due September 19th. DVCon will be held February 27-March 1 in San Jose, California. DVCon 2012 is sponsored by Accellera.