AWR, NXP Debut Microwave Office 2007 Design Software Simulation Library

Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR®) announced the completion and release of a Microwave Office® 2007 design software simulation library that features NXP Semiconductor’s sixth-generation laterally-diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) devices. The simulation library provides power amplifier (PA) and base station design engineers, as well as designers of worldwide interoperability for microwave access (WiMAX) and wireless broadcasting equipment with AWR- and NXP-proven large signal circuit simulation models.

“In order to meet the demanding power efficiency and linearity specifications of modern communication systems, the PA design engineer requires accurate device models and fast and efficient simulation tools,” said Ronald Wilting, international product marketing manager at NXP Semiconductor. “NXP has met the technical challenge to develop such models for their silicon RF LDMOS technology and now designers using AWR’s Microwave Office software benefit by also being able to examine the performance of these packaged NXP devices as part of their design flow. This results in better PA design topologies, confident component selections, and shorter design cycles.”

“NXP is a global leader of semiconductor solutions and its silicon RF LDMOS technology delivers unprecedented performance,” said Chris Paris, AWR director of European operations. “We are pleased to work with them in the development of this simulation library. The combination of the Microwave Office design platform with NXP’s LDMOS large signal device model library results in an even higher quality design solution that greatly benefits the customers of both companies.”

Pricing and Availability
NXP device models are available now and contain, for the first time, LDMOS devices from the WiMAX product portfolio. For active, licensed customers of AWR’s Microwave Office, the NXP LDMOS process technology simulation library is free. The library can be obtained by contacting NXP.

About Applied Wave Research, Inc.
Applied Wave Research is a leading supplier of high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) products for the design of wireless telecommunications equipment, semiconductors, high-speed computers, networking systems, automotive mobility systems, and a variety of other electronics-based products. AWR is a privately-held company with global development offices, sales offices, training centers, and distribution channels. In 2005, AWR acquired APLAC Solutions, an emerging leader in simulation and analysis software for analog and radio-frequency (RF) design, and its RF design technology that has been used in designing more than 30 percent of all mobile phone RF integrated circuits (ICs) worldwide. AWR today has over 700 companies deploying its software worldwide, including virtually every major high-frequency electronic component and system supplier. The company is headquartered at 1960 East Grand Avenue, Suite 430, El Segundo, California 90245.

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