New Features and Enhancements Streamline RF/Microwave Design
 
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Aug. 15, 2018 – V14 of the NI AWR Design Environment platform has been released and is available to download for current customers and evaluators. This latest release includes new features, add-on modules and enhancements to the NI AWR Design Environment software suite of products, including Microwave Office/Analog Office circuit design software, Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) system design software and AXIEM planar and Analyst™ 3D finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) simulators.
 
In particular, the V14 release focuses on streamlining and expediting all stages of design—from initial starts using powerful network synthesis to circuit, system and EM simulation technology improvements for performance analysis, optimization and verification. Along with enhancements to design flow automation, the release offers an unmatched user experience to accelerate RF/microwave designs from concept to product.
Highlights include:
 
Design Environment, Layout and Automation
 
oAdvanced report/measurement management
 
oImproved report generation for power amplifiers (PAs)
 
oExpanded PCB import wizard automates layout edit/capture
 
oEnhanced iNet™ intelligent net routing and layout manager
 
System Simulation and Models/Libraries
 
oPhased-array generation wizard (add-on module)
 
oNew spatial channel models
 
oSystem bus support
 
Circuit Simulation and Models/Libraries
 
oNew network synthesis for impedance matching (add-on module)
 
oNew tuner interface for large-scale parametric design
 
oLoop gain stability analysis
 
EM Simulation and Modeling
 
oPort points for component/EM integration
 
o3D internal wave ports
 
oSupport for conformal structures such as antennas
 
To learn more about the V14 release, visit the What’s New page to read the What’s New brochure and watch What’s New videos, as well as explore Guided Help designs showcasing new features and enhancements.
 
Pricing and Availability
 
NI AWR Design Environment V14 is available immediately. Current customers may download the V14 release at any time by logging into the customer portal download site. For pricing, licensing or any other V14 related questions, kindly contact your local NI AWR software representative.