AWR Press Release - September 29, 2010
European Microwave Week, Paris, France — September 29, 2010 — AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA), today announced Microwave Office® high-frequency design software now includes full support for S-functions, which are nonlinear behavioral models developed by NMDG NV of Belgium. AWR will be demonstrating S-functions within the Microwave Office design environment in booth 84 at the European European Microwave Week Conference in Paris, France, from September 28 - 30.
S-functions are an extension of S-parameters from which all microwave components, circuits, and systems are created and characterized. They extend these functions to nonlinear devices such as transistors, amplifiers, prescalers, and mixers that must be characterized under large-signal conditions to be accurately characterized under various signal and matching conditions. S-function can be used with vector network analyzers (VNAs) and oscilloscopes, and in particular, are closely integrated with the VNAs from Rohde & Schwarz. When imported into AWR’s Microwave Office software they can be used to speed the design and increase the accuracy of larger circuits using actual measured data.
With today’s announcement of NMDG S-function support, Microwave Office software now supports multiple, emerging, nonlinear behavioral models like Agilent’s X-parameters® and Mesuro's Cardiff model.
In addition to in booth demonstrations of S-functions and other nonlinear models in Microwave Office software, AWR, NMDG, Focus Microwaves and Rohde & Schwarz are hosting a free workshop Wednesday afternoon on the topic of S-functions, their role in nonlinear modeling, fast nonlinear device characterization of power amplifier designs using VNAs, device measurements in a non-50-ohm environment using multiple harmonics, as well as the use of “extended VNAs” to provide real-time access to dynamic IV at multiple harmonics. Register to attend here: http://www.rohde-schwarz.com/messen/eumw2010/index.html.
About Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radio-monitoring and radio-location, as well as secure communications. Established more than 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 7400 employees and achieved net revenue of €1.3 billion (US$ 1.6 billion) in fiscal year 2009/2010 (July 2009 to June 2010). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany. www.rohde-schwarz.com
AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, dramatically reduces development time and cost for products employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical applications. For more information, visit www.awrcorp.com.
AWR, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, dramatically reduces development time and cost for products employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical applications. For more information, visit www.awrcorp.com.
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