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21 January 2013

AWR releases V10.04 upgrade to AWR Design Environment

AWR Corp of El Segundo, CA, USA, a supplier of electronic design automation (EDA) software for designing RF and high-frequency components and systems, has announced AWR Design Environment V10.04.

The firm’s first new software release in 2013 includes 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.

A select subset of new features and enhancements in AWR V10.04 includes:

Microwave Office/Analog Office Environment

  • new MMIC Getting Started Guide;
  • new SDELTAM measurement;
  • enhancements to optimization algorithms and yield analyses;
  • expanded output file support across circuit simulators;
  • new scripts to reset the origins for layout.

Analyst 3D FEM EM Technology

  • up to 80% reduction in simulation time;
  • up to 85% reduction in memory usage;
  • improved error reporting and status update messaging;
  • meshing and port type enhancements.

AXIEM 3D Planar EM Technology

  • asynchronous simulation enhancements;
  • improved dataset management;
  • new solver-suitability algorithms;
  • meshing and port type enhancements.

Visual System Simulator Environment

  • additional yield measurements and RF Budget Analysis measurements;
  • new frequency planning wizard;
  • VSS radar block enhancement/licensing option.

A full list of the more than 120 ‘What’s New’ items in AWR V10.04 can be found within the software’s online documentation.

AWR V10.04 is being demonstrated at AWR booth (#7) at IEEE Radio Wireless Week (RWW) 2013 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, TX, USA (21-22 January).



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