TAMPA, FLORIDA — June 2, 2014 – AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, and ANSYS,
Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSS), a global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced today that they have
integrated ANSYS® HFSS™ into AWR’s Microwave Office™ high frequency circuit design software. This integration unites
the industry standard for full-wave electromagnetic (EM) field simulation and NI AWR Design Environment™/Microwave
Office to quickly and accurately simulate microwave circuits.
this design flow, Microwave Office users can readily access HFSS for analysis of EM fields and coupling of 3D structures
like passive components, bumps, bond wires, and pins which are essential to successfully designing and realizing microwave
circuits like monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), densely-populated RF circuit boards and multifunction
The link between the two software tools is leveraged from AWR’s innovative EM Socket™ open standard interface,
which enables AWR users to access a broad range of electromagnetic (EM) tools from within the Microwave Office design
environment. The EM Socket architecture also allows AWR Microwave Office users to essentially simulate EM structures
with a single mouse click using either AWR’s AXIEM® 3D planar method of moments solver or Analyst™ 3D finite element
method EM software.
addition to enabling ANSYS HFSS 3D EM simulation capabilities from within the NI/AWR Design Environment, the connection
allows the resulting 3D layered format exported from the EM Socket interface to connect to the ANSYS multiphysics
portfolio. That suite includes ANSYS SIwave® for signal/power integrity analysis and ANSYS Icepak® for thermal
dynamic combination of two industry-leading applications is exactly what our customers have been asking for,” said
Larry Williams, director of product management at ANSYS. “ANSYS has revolutionized the simulation of 3-D electromagnetics
while AWR is a world leader in microwave circuits. I’m confident that this new offering will help our joint customers
create exciting new products that will amaze the market.”
“Collaborating with third-party firms to expand both the breadth and depth of technology available within the NI
AWR Design Environment has been a mainstay of our product offering,” said Sherry Hess, vice-president of marketing
at AWR. “The ease with which our Microwave Office customers can now access HFSS technology will indeed be very
To learn more about the AWR Microwave Office / ANSYS HFSS flow, attend the joint MicroApp talk, A Streamlined Design
Flow Featuring AWR Microwave Office™ and ANSYS HFSS presented at 11:10am ET on Tuesday, June 3rd in the IMS2014 MicroApp
Theater or visit AWR in booth #633 or Ansys in booth #1433.
ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable
engineering simulation. Our technology enables organizations ― no matter their industry ― to predict with confidence
that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our software to help ensure product integrity and
drive business success through innovation. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs more than 2,600 professionals, many of them
expert in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics,
and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations
throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit
www.ansys.com for more information.
ANSYS also has a strong presence on the major social channels. To join the simulation conversation, please visit:
AWR, the innovation leader in high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) software, is a National Instruments
Company. AWR’s software portfolio of EDA solutions dramatically reduces development time and cost for products
employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical applications. Learn
more at www.awrcorp.com.
Vice President of Marketing
Posted June 3, 2014