Engineering & Scientific Software - System Simulators
Manufacturers & Services
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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AWR, 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.
Agilent Technologies | agilent.com
800-452-4844 | Santa Clara, CA
Test equipment, racks, cables, adapters, amplifiers, cables, RF switches,
EEsof EDA products.
AlphiMAX PtP Estimator | alphimax.com
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.
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.
(now AWR) | appwave.com
+358 9 540 450 00 | Espoo, Finland
APLAC Solutions 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)web.awrcorp.com
310-726-3000 | El Segundo, CA
High-frequency EDA products for the
design of wireless telecom equipment, semiconductors, high-speed computers, networking systems, automotive
mobility systems, & a variety of other products.
Arden Technology | ardentech.com
540-586-2757 | Goode, VA
SysCalc linear block-diagram-level RF system simulator.
Atoll Microwave | forsk.com
(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) | eriinc.com
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.
Technologies, Inc | celplan.com
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
Colin's Webpages | cjseymour.plus.com
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 | dxatlas.com
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,
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”, 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.
703-848-4750 | ATDI
Modeling platform for planning telecommunication networks and managing frequency
spectrum. Focuses on the network design needs for commercial operators, spectrum regulators, equipment
manufacturers and consultants. Modeling of heterogeneous networks with dedicated features that address the
Metric Systems Corp
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
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
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.
OPNET Technologies, Inc | opnet.com
240-497-3000 | Bethesda, MD
OPNET (OPtimum NETwork performance): advanced optical/wireless network modeling and R&D, network
management and design software.
Optiwave | optiwave.com
866-576-6784 | Canada
OptiBPM - waveguide optics
modeling, Optifiber - optical fiber design, OptiSystem Amplifier Design Edition and OptiSystem Multimode
PathLoss | pathloss.com
by Contract Telecommunication
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
PedaSoft | pedasoft.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your
project request, and one of our technical team will contact you.
ACS designs, develops and sells Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software tools for RF and microwave engineering
applications. ACS's main product is the
circuit simulator and RF Tools products. LINC2 runs on versions of MS Windows for the PC and compatibles.
- Standard & Pro, are linear circuit simulators that include a suite of design and synthesis tools
seamlessly integrated into one program for the ultimate experience in the automated design of RF and microwave circuits.
LINC2 Pro Features:
• Circuit Synthesis
• Accurate Simulation
• Optimization •
Statistical Yield Analysis
• Large Component Library (>30,000 device files)
Visual System Architect --:
• RF System-Level
• Gain, NF, IP2/3, P1dB, etc. • Table or Graph
-- AMP Pro --:
Amplifier Design & Simulation
• LNA, Multi-Stage, Balanced & Unbalanced, Push-Pull
** All products include FREE technical support!**
PTP LINKPlanner |
Motorola's RF & microwave radio link planner that uses terrain properties database.
Radio Engineering Services | radioengineering.it
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 | polyphasemicrowave.com
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 | rawood.com
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, Painless
Radio Mobile | cplus.org/rmw/english1.html
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
RCC Consultants, Inc | rcc.com
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.
Extensive Excel spreadsheet,
RF Workbench block
diagram level RF system simulator, Up/Downconverter, Spurious Analysis, Budget - best value out there,
RF Component Stencils for Visio,
Smith Chart for Visio,
EIA Equipment Rack Stencils for Visio,
EIA Tube Bases for
RF Cafe Online Calculators.
RSoft | rsoftdesign.com
914-923-2164 | Ossining, NY
- photonic devices & circuits | LaserMOD - active semiconductor devices, FullWAVE - photonic
Safe Engineering Services | sestech.com
800-668-3737 | Montreal,
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.
SoftWright LLC | softwright.com
800-728-4033 | Aurora, CO
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
Tanner EDA | 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 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 | engineers.com
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
W6ELProp | qsl.net/w6elprop
Sheldon C. Shallon
predicts ionospheric (sky-wave) propagation between any two locations on the earth on frequencies between
3 and 30 MHz.
Wave Concepts | waveconceptsintl.com
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 | remcom.com
(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
Wolfram Research | wolfram.com
800-965-3726 | Champaign, IL
Control System Professional - object-oriented environment for solving common problems in control & systems
areas within Mathematica.