AWR® Adds TriQuint Semiconductor Microwave Devices to Microwave Office® Software
Segundo, Calif. — May 4, 2009 — AWR, the innovation leader in high-frequency electronic design automation
(EDA), today announced that users of AWR's Microwave Office design software now have access to XML library data
for a broad array of microwave amplifiers from TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: TQNT) San Jose design
center (formerly WJ Communications). The devices include packaged gain-blocks, field effect transistors (FETs),
and heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) amplifiers.
The library provides measurement-based models and
footprints used for printed circuit board (PCB) and module layouts. It is available to users of AWR's Microwave
Office software through the XML library link accessible from the software. While the majority of the library is
targeted for small signal simulation, many nonlinear models are available for the AP60x Series high-voltage HBT
amplifiers. The data sheet for each TriQuint device can be viewed by clicking the "Vendor Help" button from within
the Microwave Office parameter dialog box for the device, which connects the user directly to TriQuint's website.
“Integrating TriQuint’s component models into the Microwave Office XML libraries will enable RF engineers to
design their end solutions in an easier and faster manner," said Tuan Nguyen, product marketing manager for
TriQuint's Network Business Unit. “AWR’s simulation software helps RF design and applications engineers quickly
generate circuit designs while meeting performance and schedule requirements.”
The Microwave Office XML
parts allow designers to incorporate commercially-available devices directly into their designs by providing a
schematic symbol and simulation model as well as by relating the data to a part number and package footprint
suitable for a production layout and assembly drawing. XML components have added value because the models
themselves are created and provided by TriQuint Semiconductor, which ensures that the model is accurate and
represents TriQuint’s concept of how the part should function.
These new XML parts increase both the
volume and quality of AWR’s rapidly-growing vendor parts. The library is available from the AWR website
(www.awrcorp.com), and other vendors can add and modify parts within AWR's vendor program as TriQuint has done.
XML parts can be targeted for native Microwave Office circuit simulation, enabling designers to take advantage of
AWR’s industry-leading linear and nonlinear frequency-domain simulation, including APLAC® and HSPICE®, as well as
system simulation using Visual System Simulator™(VSS) software.
The XML library of TriQuint microwave devices is available now. AWR
software users receive new XML devices automatically and seamlessly through the software’s “Element Browser.”
Editors: Readers can get more detailed information by visiting www.awrcorp.com, by contacting AWR at (310)
726-3000, via e-mail at email@example.com, or from their local AWR representative.
About AWR AWR is the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software that dramatically reduces development time and
cost for products employed in wireless, high-speed wired broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical
applications. The company’s core technology is unique among high-frequency EDA platforms in that it is inherently
open and flexible. AWR continually strengthens its product portfolio with innovative new technologies that enable
faster, more streamlined product development, the most recent of which are the ACE™, RFA™, and AXIEM™ tools. The
privately-held company has thousands of active users and is headquartered at 1960 East Grand Avenue, Suite 430, El
Segundo, Calif. 90245. For more information about AWR and its products, please visit