Engineering & Scientific Software - System Simulators
System simulators listed here apply primarily to those used for analog,
RF, and microwave circuits. Designing high frequency systems for first-pass
success requires a very high level of sophistication by the software.
It must contain system models that accurately compute values that take
into account component and subsystem level parameters like noise figure,
intercept points, over-the-air links, gain, intermodulation products,
etc. Generally, price correlates directly to the capability of the software.
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El Segundo, CA
Tel (310) 726-3000
(a National Instruments company), the innovation leader
in high-frequency EDA, provides software solutions that maximize user productivity for the design of high-frequency
ICs and communications systems for the aerospace / defense, semiconductor, computer, consumer electronics, and telecommunications
Free Trial Downloads Available
– complete RF and microwave software for IC design, from integrated microwave assemblies to MMICs and everything
Visual System Simulator™ – RF/wireless communication systems software for end-to-end
design of today's complex communication and radar systems.
Office® - high-frequency analog/RFIC software for the design of RF and analog ICs.
– 3D planar EM simulation of passive components on RF PCBs, modules, LTCCs, MMICs, RFICs, and antennas.
- 3D FEM EM simulator for passive interconnect on chip (MMIC), its related packaging, as well as RF circuit boards.
800-452-4844 | Santa Clara, CA
Test equipment, racks,
cables, adapters, amplifiers, cables, RF switches, EEsof
AlphiMAX PtP Estimator
The Point-To-Point Estimator is a free web based tool
that will enable you to compare manufacturers, simply
and accurately, while taking into account the terrain
of your area, products’ performance and more.
| Pittsburgh, PA
Ansoft Designer is the seamless
solution for physics-based RF, high-speed, & communication
design. By linking physical attributes to electrical
performance, Ansoft Designer makes it possible to get
it right the first time. With Ansoft's Solver on Demand
technology & seamless integration, the software
eliminates design risk & uncertainty by providing
engineers with the information necessary to make correct
decisions during all stages of the design process.
APLAC Corporation (now AWR)
+358 9 540 450 00 | Espoo, Finland
was acquired by Applied Wave Research. AWR-APLAC is
the developer of APLAC analog and RFIC circuit simulator.
APLAC simulator is now integrated into AWR's Analog
and Microwave office design tools.
Applied Wave Research (AWR)
| 310-726-3000 | El Segundo, CA
products for the design of wireless telecom equipment,
semiconductors, high-speed computers, networking systems,
automotive mobility systems, & a variety of other
products. Microwave Office, Analog Office,
Visual System Simulator, APLAC,
| 540-586-2757 | Goode, VA
SysCalc linear block-diagram-level
RF system simulator.
forsk.com | +33
(0) 562 747 210 | France
312-674-4800 | Chicago,
An open, scalable, and flexible multi-technology
64-bit network design and optimisation platform that
supports wireless operators throughout the network lifecycle,
from initial design to densification and optimisation.
Atoll supports the following technologies: GSM/GPRS/EDGE
UMTS/HSPA CDMA2000 1xRTT/EV-DO LTE TD-SCDMA WiMAX/BWA.
Avista Design Systems
| 800-985-6080 | Folsom, CA
Avista Design Systems
Broadcast System Planner (EBSP)
A very nice application FM and
broadcast TV systems for plotting antenna patterns,
calculating power levels and transmission line parameters,
and other system data like deicers and radomes. A full
report is printable at the end of the analysis. Many
white papers available for download on the site as well.
CelPlan Technologies, Inc
| 703-259-4043 | Reston, VA
Software tools and services
for wireless data collection, field measurement, system
design, planning, optimization, enhancement, and competitive
analysis including CelPlanner, CelOptima, CelEnhancer,
CelAir, CelDoc, and many other custom software solutions.
RFProp - propagation calculator for the transmission
path between an RF transmitter and a receiver, aimed
mainly at free-space & space-wave applications,
such as are encountered in VHF, UHF & microwave
communications, & also in satellite communications,
a knife-edge diffraction calculation is also included
which when enabled allows the effects of a hill or other
obstruction to be taken into account. - FREE
Ham CAP Propagation Software
HF propagation prediction tool for Amateur
Radio by Alex Shovkoplyas, VE3NEA
Ham CAP provides
a COM/OLE Automation interface that 3-rd party programs
can use to start Ham CAP, to set prediction parameters,
and to run predictions. In a typical application integrated
with Ham CAP the user will right-click on a call sign,
and Ham CAP will pop up and display the point-to-point
propagation chart. Incredible graphics!
iBwave Solutions, Inc
| 514-397-0606 | Montreal, Quebec, Canada
In-building wireless design solutions for wireless carriers,
equipment suppliers and infrastructure integrators.
One tool to manage the complete project lifecycle from
design plan to “as built”, includes support for simultaneous
design of multiples technologies such as 3G, 2G, Wifi,
WIMAX and multiples frequency bands VHF/UHF, Tetra,
Public safety700, GSM, UMTS, AWS & more. Automatic
calculation, hardware validation, coordination of all
documentations, consistence in design & flexibility,
RF-vu the ultimate planning tool.
Metric Systems Corp
| 800-549-7421 | Vista, CA
Wireless networking equipment &
solutions for government & industry, building broadband
licensed & unlicensed networks in a range of environments
including: critical infrastructure, energy, mining,
transportation, seismic monitoring, fresh & waste
water management, defense. software tools include: NetBuilder,
MavWatch and NetWatch, as well as a range of custom
networking applications and utilities.
Mixer Spurious Explorer
Mixer Spurious Explorer
is a tool to investigate and simplify this part of the
design process for up and down converters.
Perform frequency planning for receivers and transmitters.
Frequency planning display and spur web display in one
software tool. Tuning and animation mode for tunable
rs. Addresses block converter and tuned LO converters.
Customized mixer spur table.
OPNET Technologies, Inc
| 240-497-3000 | Bethesda, MD
OPNET (OPtimum NETwork
performance): advanced optical/wireless network modeling
and R&D, network management and design software.
OptiBPM - waveguide optics modeling, Optifiber
- optical fiber design, OptiSystem Amplifier Design
Edition and OptiSystem Multimode Fiber Edition.
A comprehensive path
design tool for radio links operating in the frequency
range from 30 MHz to 100 GHz. The program is organized
into eight path design modules, an area signal coverage
module and a network module which integrates the radio
paths and area coverage analysis. Uses NADCON data to
transform latitudes and longitudes between the North
American Datum of 1927 (NAD27) and the North American
Datum of 1983 (NAD83).
pedasoft.com | 800-910-7919
Pack-IT™ A customized software tool for RF system simulation
of packaged chips. Pack-IT models traces, substrate,
active, and passive components simultaneously in a self-consistent
way, which enables first-pass success for RF system
Semi-IT™ A customized software tool for active
component design such as a power amplifier (PA). Pack-IT
models the PA, substrate, and matching circuits simultaneously
in a self-consistent way, which enables first-pass success
for RF component design. Please email us at email@example.com
with your project request, and one of our technical
team will contact you.
Radio Engineering Services
| +39-0118194575 | Torino, Italy
- A PC program for Windows to assist the radio engineer
in the design of point-to-point microwave links and
networks. Site/hop configuration; customized antenna &
radio equipment libraries; link ludget; profile analysis
(clearance, reflections); multipath outage; rain unavailability;
ITU | Bell Labs | ITM propagation modeling; Interference
analysis, Passive repeaters; ITU-R & North America
performance objectives; One-click access to background
theory. Path profiles imported from NASA | SRTM digital
terrain maps (free download, worldwide coverage). Output
documents in English, Spanish, or Italian.
| 812-323-8708 | Bloomington/IN
I/Q and single-sideband
mixer products for RF/microwave. Quadrature modulators,
quadrature demodulators, image-reject mixers, and single-sideband
modulators. Solutions for low-IF, zero-IF, and direct
conversion Rx/Tx. Download QMSIM, our free quadrature
modulator simulation tool, and design your next direct
conversion transmitter with ease!
R.A. Wood Associates
| 315-735-4217 | Utica, NY
services, computer automated test design & development,
engineering prototypes & low rate manufacturing,
RF/Microwave system design & analysis, subcontract
specifications, wireless system design, custom software
program development, LabVIEW software development, lectures &
training classes, computer consulting services. Software:
SpurFinder, TunerHelper, RFSpecTest, PathLossSolver,
| Roger Coudé (VE2DBE)
Very nice point-to-point
RF & microwave system planning software that uses
the U.S. Department of Commerce NTIA/ITS Institute for
Telecommunication Sciences Irregular Terrain Model (ITM)
database. This is Freeware.
RCC Consultants, Inc
| 732-404-2400 | Woodbridge, NJ
telecommunications consulting, integration, and outsourcing
firm who provides solutions to its clients' problems
through the application of both wireless and wired communications
and information technologies. Full range of processes,
tools, and expertise needed to advance a telecommunications
business concept or project from a strategy, to a tactical
plan, through implementation, to full operation. Our
work includes the analysis of user needs, budgeting,
design, procurement support, deployment, and management
of network infrastructure and/or services. Comsite comprehensive
radio frequency engineering software tools.
Alpena, MI |
RF Cascade Workbook 2005
Extensive Excel spreadsheet,
RF Workbench block diagram level RF system simulator,
Up/Downconverter, Spurious Analysis, Budget - best value
RF Component Stencils for Visio,
Smith Chart for Visio,
Excel Smith Chart,
EIA Equipment Rack Stencils for Visio,
EIA Tube Bases for Visio,
RF Cafe Online Calculators.
rsoftdesign.com | 914-923-2164
| Ossining, NY
BeamPROP - photonic devices &
circuits | LaserMOD - active semiconductor devices,
FullWAVE - photonic nanostructure.
Safe Engineering Services
sestech.com | 800-668-3737
| Montreal, Quebec Canada
Autogrid Pro - fully automated
design of multiple grounding systems of any shape buried
in arbitrary soil.
Right-of-Way - accurately compute
voltages and currents transferred from electric power
lines and cables (by inductive, capacitive and through-earth
coupling) to pipelines, railways, communication lines
and other such utilities, whether buried or aboveground.
| 800-728-4033 | Aurora, CO
Terrain Analysis Package
- software to perform evaluation of existing or proposed
radio transmitter sites; radio coverage predictions,
intermodulation studies and radio transmitter site administration;
TV and FM broadcasting, MMDS, ITFS, PCS, SCADA, WLL,
WiFi, WiMAX, microwave, cellular, paging, air-to-ground,
ship-to-shore and conventional two-way radio system
SPLAT! is an RF Signal Propagation, Loss, And Terrain
analysis tool for the spectrum between 20 MHz and 20
tanner.com | 1-626-471-9700
| Monrovia, CA
Enable designers to move rapidly from
concept to silicon by enabling the design, layout, and
verification of analog/mixed-signal ICs, ASICs, and
MEMS. Tanner EDA solutions offer designers the perfect
combination of price and performance to meet any design
challenge. The company's solutions include tools for:
Schematic Capture: S-Edit, Simulation: T-Spice, W-Edit
Physical Layout: L-Edit, Verification: HiPer Verify,
L-Edit Standard DRC, L-Edit LVS, and more Parasitic
Layout Extraction: HiPer PX, 2D and 3D parasitic layout
Terrain Analysis Package (TAP)
Radio coverage predictions, intermodulation
studies and radio transmitter site administration; TV
and FM broadcasting, MMDS, ITFS, PCS, SCADA, WLL, WiFi,
WiMAX, microwave, cellular, paging, air-to-ground, ship-to-shore
and conventional two-way radio system design.
The Engineers Club
| 408-445-2902 | San Jose, CA
MxrSpur graphical mixer
Transmission Link Planner
K. Tiwari, of Idea Cellular Ltd. | Delhi, India
workbook for transmission link planning - FREE
qsl.net/w6elprop | Sheldon
W6ELProp predicts ionospheric (sky-wave)
propagation between any two locations on the earth on
frequencies between 3 and 30 MHz.
| 214-207-0516 | Richardson, TX
Athena - RF propagation
analysis & planning Tool for the wireless industry,
supports CDMA, TDMA, GSM, AMPS, LMDS, MMDS, WLL, point
to point microwave, & 3G technologies.
1-888-7REMCOM (1-888-773-6266) | State College, PA
A suite of ray-tracing models and high-fidelity EM solvers
for the analysis of site-specific radio propagation
and wireless communication systems available through
a common user interface.
| 800-965-3726 | Champaign, IL
Control System Professional
- object-oriented environment for solving common problems
in control & systems areas within
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