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White Paper: RF/Microwave EDA Software Design Flow Considerations for PA MMIC Design

AWR published a new white paper about the design flow and its essential features for most PA design projects. The article presents a design of a simple, Class A GaAs pHEMT monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) PA using AWR’s Microwave Office high-frequency design software. The title of the technical paper is RF/Microwave EDA Software Design Flow Considerations for PA MMIC Design.

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AWR Publishes Millimeter-Wave Wireless System Application Note

AWR recently published a news application note: Design of a Full ETSI E-band Circuit for a Millimeter-Wave Wireless System. The article explains how to use Microwave Office circuit design software to develop a Q- to E-band doubler and a K- to E-band quadrupler circuit (including a medium E-band power amplifier) for millimeter-wave wireless systems. The design effort resulted in an increase in gain as well as output power, two critical criteria for E-band systems.

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RF Electronics: Design and Simulation eBook

AWR recently published a new eBook. The book describes the use of AWR’s Microwave Office and AXIEM software to design RF electronic devices for applications such as amplifiers, radar, mobile phones, Bluetooth, and WLAN. It was written by C. J. (Keith) Kikkert, an adjunct associate professor of James Cook University (JCU) School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The title of the publication is RF Electronics: Design and Simulation.

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Application Note: Improved Circuit Design Flow using Modelithics Passive Models

Improved Circuit Design Flow using Modelithics Passive Models

AWR released an application note about the benefits of combining Modelithics Global Models for passive RLC components with AWR’s Microwave Office high-frequency design software. The improved design flow solution maps the impact that individual components have on sub-system performance such that trade-offs can be made with regard to component values and tolerance, enabling lower manufacturing costs and improved yield. The title of the technical paper is: Improved Circuit Design Flow using Modelithics Passive Models.

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AWR Publishes Application Notes on Antenna Design

Design of a Near Field Communication Antenna System app note

AWR recently published two two application notes about antenna design. The titles of the two papers are: Design of a Near Field Communication Antenna System and Design Flow for Base Station Antennas. The NFC application note describes a sample Rohde & Schwarz NFC design using Microwave Office/AXIEM. The base station antennas article describes how antennas designed in Antenna Magus can be exported as models to AWR’s Microwave Office/AXIEM software for analysis and integration with circuits and other system components.

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AWR Publishes White Paper on Visual System Simulator Co-simulating with NI LabVIEW

AWR has published a white paper. The new article is titled, AWR’s Visual System Simulator Co-simulates with NI’s LabVIEW for Enhanced Signal Processing Capabilities. The technical paper highlights how AWR’s Visual System Simulator (VSS) software and National Instruments’ (NI) LabVIEW graphical programming environment co-simulate and enable designers to analyze, optimize, and verify complex RF circuits, subsystems and digital signal processing within a unified framework.

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AWR, Transim Technology, NXP Semiconductors Debut SimPort Design Center

AWR®, Transim Technology and NXP Semiconductors announced the launch of the NXP SimPort Design Center for online design exploration of NXP’s small-signal RF transistors. The SimPort Design Center provides a variety of online design solutions across NXP’s product portfolio and features an “interactive datasheet” for small-signal RF transistors.

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AWR Users Group Issues Call for Papers

AWR KK, a division of AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA, announced that the AWR Users Group Meeting (UGM)/Japan is scheduled for Friday, September 10, 2010 at the Advanced Technology Exhibition Hall at TEPIA in Tokyo. The AWR UGM/Japan meeting is an informal event at which designers in Japan who use AWR software tools can network, share useful articles and resources, discuss AWR and general industry issues, and speak with AWR staff about upcoming new products and technologies and future developments.

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AWR Announces Graduate Gift Initiative

AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA, announced the AWR Graduate Gift Initiative, which will provide qualified 2010 graduates a fully-functional free license for its popular Microwave Office® and Visual System Simulator[tm] (VSS) software suites. The goal of the initiative is to give graduating engineering students a career head start by providing hands-on exposure to AWR’s high-frequency design software. The announcement was made at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association Annual Conference and Expo held here.

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AMPSA Multimatch Amplifier Design Wizard for AWR Microwave Office

AWR®, the innovation leader in high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) and AMPSA, supplier of RF and microwave amplifier design software, announced a relationship that enables AWR to incorporate AMPSA’s Multimatch amplifier design technology as an optional module into its industry-leading Microwave Office high-frequency design software. By making the Multimatch Amplifier Design Wizard (Multimatch ADW) readily available to Microwave Office software users, designers gain ready access to design technology for realizing state-of-the-art, high-dynamic-range RF and microwave amplifiers (Class A and Blass B).

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