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AWR Corporation Press Release - June 1, 2011
AWR Showcases AWR 2011 Design Suite at IMS2011
-- New features and productivity enhancements improve accuracy, streamline the design process,
El Segundo, California, USA– June 1, 2011 -
AWR® Corporation the innovation leader in high-frequency
EDA, is showcasing AWR 2011, the latest release of its popular software design suite, at IMS2011 in Booth 1618.
AWR 2011 adds new features and productivity enhancements to every product in the suite, including
Microwave Office™ high-frequency design software,
AXIEM® 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) analysis
Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) communication system
design and optimization software, and
Analog Office® RFIC design software.
features in AWR 2011 include:
Microwave Office and Analog Office -
Design sharing (group design) – Makes it simple to
manage data (schematics, layouts, EM analysis, and measurements) and resolve conflicts as sub designs are combined
and merged into a module or subsystem.
Simulation state management (SSM) –
amounts of simulation results from optimization runs, swept simulations, or Monte Carlo analyses to be efficiently
managed in Microwave Office and Analog Office as well as in AXIEM software at all stages of the design process.
Yield analysis: Allows parameterized, graphical geometry manipulation directly in AWR's unified data
model (UDM) architecture ensuring that the entire design remains synchronized with respect to parameterized
RF Aware short/open checker: Makes it possible to detect and eliminate errors
in wiring and layout early in the design flow.
AWR Connected for CapeSym SYMMIC: Lets MMIC
designers capture and view the interdependencies between thermal and electrical properties and address them
throughout the design process.
Floating windows: Any window (layout, 3D views,
measurements, etc.) can be pulled outside the run-time window for analysis.
Asynchronous EM simulation: Allows users to keep working while EM analysis is being performed
transparently in the background on multi-CPU computers.
User-defined parameterized models: Both parameterized cells (pCells) or “static” shapes can be
accessed and manipulated to define an EM parameterized model that can be defined by the user and simulated on
demand, allowing the designers to use the actual shape in a highly accurate EM analysis.
EM yield, sweeps, and optimization: Automatically integrates yield analysis, sweeps,
optimization, and DFM seamlessly into the design flow.
Visual System Simulator -
Envelope simulator: Lets designers simulate circuit-level,
time-variant phenomena such as memory effect in digital predistortion (DPD) configurations so they can focus on
final performance metrics such as EVM and ACPR earlier in the design.
System-level RF subcircuit parameters: Allows nonlinear circuits in Microwave Office software
to share the same hierarchical parameter-passing as blocks within VSS software.
RF Budget Analysis spreadsheet
wizard: Brings the power of VSS RF Budget Analysis to spreadsheet enthusiasts.
AWR and its partners will
also be delivering nine Microwave Applications Seminars (MicroApps) within the MicroApps theater during the
symposium. The schedule is available at:
AWR, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, dramatically reduces
development time and cost for products employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense,
and electro-optical applications. For more information, visit
Visit AWR at:
Vice President of Marketing