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Cover Sistemi Relies on AWR Software to Design UWB Receiver from Concept to Final Production

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Alessio Cacciatori

AWR was the backbone of our productivity. We were extremely satisfied with the quality of the models, fast simulation engines, and accurate simulation results. It is a complete tool that enables us to succeed from scratch to production designs and provides us with a superior platform for designing RF/microwave products.

Alessio Cacciatori, R&D - RF&MW Engineer
Cover Sistemi

www.coversistemi.com
AWR Corporation logo

 

El Segundo, California – April 15, 2014

What:

Cover Sistemi, an Italian electronics developer, used AWR software to design an ultra-wideband (UWB) receiver from concept to final production in a single pass. Specifications were for a complete design starting from the antenna through to the entire RF/baseband analog chain down to the AD converter.

Cover Sistemi used Microwave Office® for the circuit design and AXIEM® for the electromagnetic (EM) simulation. The scope of work included all design phases, from high-level simulation to circuit-level design and final verification of pre-layout and post-layout.

"AWR was the backbone of our productivity. We were extremely satisfied with the quality of the models, fast simulation engines, and accurate simulation results. It is a complete tool that enables us to succeed from scratch to production designs and provides us with a superior platform for designing RF/ microwave products." Alessio Cacciatori, R&D - RF&MW Engineer, Cover Sistemi.

Where:

The complete success story is available at http://www.awrcorp.com/customer-stories/cover-sistemi

When:

Immediately

 

The Design Challenge

Cover Sistemi was awarded a project for the design of a complete RF ultra-wide band (UWB) receiver. Specifications were for a complete design starting from the antenna through to the entire RF/baseband analog chain down to the AD converter. It also included logic circuits for the receiver digital management. The project objective was to create a cost-effective receiver to be built using common off-the-shelf components on a six-layer printed circuit board (PCB) with a small 6cm x 6cm footprint.

Strict sensitivity specification poses a major challenge for UWB receiver design, as very low-noise figure is required. The target sensitivity of this UWB receiver was -92 dBm with pulses occupying greater than 1 GHz bandwidth.

 

 

pAbout AWR, A National Instruments Company

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.

 

Contacts:

Sherry Hess
Vice President of Marketing
AWR Corporation
(310) 726-3000
hess@awrcorp.com

 

 

 

Posted  April 15, 2014

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