Phased-array antennas are becoming popular for a variety of applications such as automotive driver assist systems, satellite communications and advanced radar and will be key components of upcoming 5G communications systems. This application example provides a brief overview of the simulation capabilities within NI AWR Design Environment, specifically Visual System Simulator™ (VSS), that address the complexity and cost issues involved in developing communications systems based on phased-array antennas and provide a means to develop new system architectures and component specifications, as well as implement the physical design of individual components and verify performance prior to prototyping.
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.
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