AWR to Reward Winner of IMS 2010 Student Power Amplifier Competition
EL SEGUNDO, CA – May 3, 2010 - AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA, will
award a free, fully-functional, one-year personal term license for its popular Microwave Office® and Visual System
Simulator™ (VSS) software suites (including AXIEM™ 3D planar EM software) to the individual or team who wins the
Sixth High Efficiency Student Power Amplifier Competition held this month during the 2010 International Microwave
The competition, which is open to all registered students and graduate students, requires
competitors to design, construct, and measure the performance of a high-efficiency power amplifier. Its operating
frequency must be between 1 and 20 GHz and RF output power must be between 5 and 100 W. The winning design will be
the one with the highest power-added efficiency.
AWR views the IMS Student Design Contest award as an opportunity to provide students with a hands-on software
experience that professors and future employers recognize as mandatory. The contest is another building block in
AWR’s student/university outreach program and complements AWR’s recently-announced Graduate Gift Initiative that
allows any qualified 2010 graduating engineering student to receive a free one-year, personal-use license of its
high-frequency design software.
“AWR is committed to helping engineering students gain valuable hands-on experience with software design tools
in preparation for entering the work world,” said Sherry Hess, AWR vice president of marketing. “Our Graduate Gift
Initiative has received extremely positive feedback from universities and the industry media. We will continue to
reach out to universities and students and look for opportunities to further student learning.”
information about the 2010 International Microwave Symposium High Efficiency Power Amplifier Student Design
Competition is available at the following location: http://www.ims2010.org/pdf/MTT5_PA.pdf.
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