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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – June 30, 2015 - NI (formerly AWR Corporation) announces that a new 2015 edition of the eBook, RF Electronics: Design and Simulation, is now available free of charge to students, graduates, professors and industry professionals through its Professors in Partnership web portal. The Professors in Partnership program is designed to provide engineering students, faculty and graduates with access to ongoing microwave and RF educational content that enhances and promotes the use of NI AWR software solutions through e-books, textbooks, and videos.
Developed by adjunct associate professor C. J. (Keith) Kikkert of James Cook University (Australia) School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, the book describes the use of Microwave Office and AXIEM software to design RF electronic devices for applications such as amplifiers, radar, mobile phones, Bluetooth and WLAN. This new edition is fully compatible with NI AWR Design Environment™ 64-bit software releases.
The chapters of this book have been improved for greater clarity, benefitting readers by increasing their understanding of design techniques. Several sections have been rewritten to clarify finer points of the design techniques under discussion and figures showing plots and circuits from software screen captures have been redone using higher resolution images. Additionally, substantial material has been added in the chapter on oscillators to show how oscillator phase noise can be improved by careful resonator design.
Interested readers may register to download RF Electronics: Design and Simulation is at awrcorp.com/professors-in-partnership/professor-keith-kikkert/rf-electronics-design-and-simulation.
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.
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AWR Group, NI
Posted July 3, 2015