EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – June 9, 2015
NI (formerly AWR
Corporation) announces that undergraduate students at the University of Peradeniya (PDN) in Sri Lanka designed
a unique multistage coupler using NI AWR Design Environment™
circuit design software, specifically Microwave Office. The students designed and simulated a unique wideband
coupler that improves directivity by increasing the number of stages of the coupled line coupler, resulting in
improved bandwidth performance, directivity and phase compensation.
"I use NI AWR software
extensively in the undergraduate projects I supervise," said Dr. Aruna Gunawardena, senior lecturer at PDN.
"In particular, the wideband asymmetric coupler project was submitted as a paper at the IEEE International
Conference on Industrial and Information Systems in December 2014 and won the second best paper award."
The complete success story can be viewed at
About NI AWR Software
The NI AWR Design Environment software portfolio
includes RF/microwave electronic design automation (EDA) tools such as Visual System Simulator for system design,
Microwave Office/Analog Office for microwave/RF circuit design, and AXIEM and Analyst for electromagnetic analysis.
NI AWR software tools help design engineers to dramatically reduce development time and cost for components, circuits,
systems and subsystems employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical
applications. Readers can learn more at ni.com/awr.
About National Instruments
Since 1976, NI has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world's greatest engineering
challenges with powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation.
Customers from a wide variety of industries–from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle
physics–use NI's integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.
Vice President of Marketing
AWR Group, NI
Posted June 9, 2015