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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3D Smith Chart |
+3471173741 | Valencia, Spain
The 3D Smith chart tool is a (completely reconfigurable),
very easy to install software operating in Windows and programmed in Java for high frequency
engineering. The tool contains two modes: analysis mode (S parameters touchstone files
based) and design mode - both including a 2D and 3D Smith charts in Z/Y (impedance/ admittance
versions). Any s1p and s2p files can be imported (touchstone format). Parameters are
plot on both 2D & 3D Smith charts in Z/Y reconfigurable format.
AlphiMAX PtP Estimator
| (Good luck finding a phone number or address for them)
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.
Ansoft | 412-261-3200
| 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 NI/AWR)
Applied Wave Research (now
Atoll Microwave | +33 (0) 562 747 210 | France
| 312-674-4800 | Chicago, IL
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 RF, Microwave.
Broadcast System Planner (EBSP)
| by ERI
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.
| 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
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 | 514-397-0606 | Montreal, Quebec, Canada
RF-vu Software: 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”ludes
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.
800-452-4844 | Santa Clara, CA
Test equipment, racks, cables, adapters, amplifiers,
cables, RF switches, EEsof EDA products.
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
| by MRF Technologies, LLC
Mixer Spurious Explorer is a tool to investigate and simplify
this part of the design process for up and down converters.
Key capabilities: 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.
(Formerly AWR Corporation)
310-726-3000 | El Segundo,
NI AWR Design Environment is a portfolio of software products that RF/microwave
designers can use to design, develop, and realize microwave/RF components, circuits,
and systems including monolithic microwave integrated circuits
(MMICs), RF printed circuit boards (PCBs), microwave
modules, RF integrated circuits (RFICs), communication
systems, radar systems, and antennas. It consists of high-frequency design environments
inclusive of System simulation (Visual System Simulator™),
Circuit simulation (Microwave Office and Analog Office),
Electromagnetic analysis (AXIEM and Analyst™) and also
AWR Connected™ modules which expands functionality through 3rd party tool collaboration.
| 240-497-3000 | Bethesda, MD
OPNET (OPtimum NETwork performance): advanced optical/wireless
network modeling and R&D, network management and design software.
866-576-6784 | Canada
OptiBPM - waveguide optics modeling, Optifiber - optical fiber
design, OptiSystem Amplifier Design Edition and OptiSystem Multimode Fiber Edition.
PathLoss | by Contract Telecommunication Engineering
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).
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 design.
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.
Services | +39-0118194575 | Torino, Italy
HERALD Professional - 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.
Polyphase Microwave | 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
Engineering consulting 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.
| 732-404-2400 | Woodbridge, NJ
An international 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.
RF Cafe | Erie,
RF Cascade Workbook 2018
Extensive Excel spreadsheet,
block diagram level RF system simulator, Up/Downconverter, Spurious Analysis, Budget
- best value out there,
RF Component Stencils for Visio,
Smith Chart for Visio,
Excel Smith Chart,
EIA Equipment Rack Stencils for Visio,
Tube Bases for Visio, RF Cafe Online Calculators.
914-923-2164 | Ossining, NY
BeamPROP - photonic devices & circuits | LaserMOD
- active semiconductor devices, FullWAVE - photonic nanostructure.
Safe Engineering Services
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 design.
SPLAT! is an RF Signal Propagation, Loss, And Terrain analysis tool for the spectrum
between 20 MHz and 20 GHz.
Tanner EDA |
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 extraction.
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 spurious analysis.
Transmission Link Planner
Alok K. Tiwari, of Idea
Cellular Ltd. | Delhi, India
Excel workbook for transmission link planning - FREE
| Sheldon C. Shallon
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.
Wireless InSite | 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