AWR E-NEWS: January 2012
Are you a Do’er?
October I attended a 3-day conference called the Business of Software (BoS) in Boston. AWR’s CEO Dane
Collins had attended it for the past two years as my own travel schedule conflicted. But, by year three, I
had long beforehand secured the dates. This conference is about how to run a software business and is
largely targeted at entrepreneurs, but I did meet some other folks from Nokia and big Fortune 100 firms
The concept that resonated with me and the group assembled is that collectively we were
a bunch of “Do’ers.” You know, the people who get an idea and run with it. Typically, we call Do’ers
entrepreneurs because they get an idea to start a company and run with it, but you can be a do’er in any
facet of work and life.
And in general, AWR customers, in my mind, are a collection of Do’ers. They
realize the advantage of cutting design times in half and the opportunity it presents to do something of
additional value with the time gained. And who can argue against gaining back additional quality time in
some facet of your own life (personal or professional)?
So here's my battle cry to all you Do'ers out there... Give AWR a try.
Take it for a test drive to see what
it can do for you.
Sherry Hess, VP of Marketing, AWR
MILMEGA Utilizes AWR Software and Cree Non-linear Models to Design Compact, High-Power, Decade-Spanning
Gallium Nitride Amplifier
is a leading specialist in the design and manufacture of solid-state, high-power microwave and RF
amplifiers. MILMEGA relies on AWR software for their high-power amplifier designs.
integration and accuracy of the Cree-supplied non-linear models within the AWR software environment
(Microwave Office) was the first critical element to the project's success. Additionally, being able to
create custom scripts in AWR for optimization routines that accurately explored the capabilities of the
device was another key element for success."
Senior Microwave Design
of Co-Simulation Between High-Frequency and Thermal Analysis Tools in MMIC Design
Our latest white paper entitled "An Electrical-Thermal MMIC Design Flow" demonstrates the effectiveness
of co-simulation between AWR's Microwave Office™ high-frequency design software and CapeSym's SYMMIC™
thermal analysis tool. An X-band RF power amplifier/low-noise amplifier MMIC for a transceiver application
was the featured design that showcased how Microwave Office software and SYMMIC co-simulated to address
the thermal coupling between the two circuits on the single die in order to achieve optimum results.
Visual System Simulator Optimizes Software Defined Radio (SDR) Performance
The concept of
SDR is not new.
ability to implement in software numerous waveforms and receiver functions is appealing from the
perspective of cost, complexity and programmability. A goal of SDR is to produce an entire radio in
software, downconverting the received analog signal to baseband at the antenna port and eliminating much
of the hardware in between.
Today, SDR is increasingly implemented in both military and commercial networks in more modest ways.
The challenge with any SDR design is that it is a complex system that requires analysis from the component
through system levels in order to achieve the desired performance.
AWR's Visual System Simulator™
application note explains the attributes of SDR, the design challenges, and includes examples as to how
VSS software can be used for SDR.
the Application Note >>
AWR Marketing Team
AWR Online Resources
AWR Knowledge Base
New Videos at AWR.TV
AWR's MicroApps presentations from IMS 2011 are now available at AWR.TV.
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EETimes, Dec 2011
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AWR Spotlight on MWRF Special Issue
RF Globalnet, Dec 2011
Modelithics Latest Release For AWR Microwave Office Adds Many New Models,
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