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Cadence to Acquire AWR Corporation from National Instruments

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and National Instruments Corporation today have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Cadence expects to acquire AWR Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Instruments (NI). AWR is an industry leader in high-frequency RF EDA software technology and will bring a highly talented RF team to Cadence. Concurrently, Cadence […]

Power Amplifier (PA) Designers Tackle High Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR) with Digital Predistortion (DPD)

by David Vye, Director of Technical Marketing, AWR Group, NI Performance targets for 5G New Radio (NR) require the use of cyclic-prefix orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (CP-OFDM) waveforms, as well as inter- and intra-band carrier aggregation (CA), first introduced in LTE-Advanced Rel. 10, to enhance spectral efficiency, especially for the crowded sub-6 GHz bands. The high […]

VFTT – AWR Group, NI

Sherry Hess, VP of Marketing, AWR Group, NI MPD: The 2019 defense budget is chock full of EW, radar, and other programs with lots of RF and microwave content, so, if your company serves the defense market, what are your thoughts about how this will affect your business in the coming years? SH: While cybersecurity, […]

PCB Import Wizard in NI AWR Software Accelerates EM Verification of Complex Board Structures

by AWR Group, NI Today’s RF/mixed-signal printed circuit boards (PCBs) employ complex board structures to support greater functionality for specific applications. Within these densely-populated, multi-layer boards, integration of high-speed data lines and RF circuitry poses a potential risk to system performance because of coupling (cross talk) and other parasitic behavior along the signal traces. PCB […]

VFTT – AWR Group, National Instruments

David Vye, Director of Technical Marketing, AWR Group National Instruments MPD: Millimeter wave frequencies will be used for cellular communications for the first time in 5G. What challenges and opportunities does this present for the microwave industry? DV: The available spectrum at millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies will provide the bandwidth for the high data rates and low […]

Advances in Integration and Parameterization of EM Simulation within a High-Frequency Circuit Design Flow

by John Dunn, Ph.D. – AWR Group, NI Electromagnetic (EM) simulators are constantly being improved in various ways, however, less obvious to RF engineers yet equally important are the advances being made in integrating EM simulators into the overall microwave circuit simulation environment. The ability to incorporate multiple EM simulators into one circuit design environment […]

AWR Group NI – View From the Top

by David Vye, Director of Technical Marketing – AWR Group National Instruments MPD: The defense market for RF and microwave components through subsystems appears to be more lucrative than in recent years, especially in the area of electronic warfare. If your company sells into the defense market, what are your thoughts about how it will perform in 2017? […]

Multi-Chip Module Design, Verification and Yield Optimization

by Shane Coffman, Senior Applications Engineer – AWR Group, NI Multi-technology-based module design incorporates different integrated circuit (IC) and printed circuit board (PCB) process technologies implemented with different design tools. To offer smaller devices with optimum performance, it is common for front-end module (FEM) manufacturers to integrate gallium arsenide (GaAs), silicon germanium (SiGe), or radio-frequency […]

A Simulation-Based Flow for Broadband GaN Power Amplifier Design

by National Instruments This application note demonstrates a simulation-based methodology for broadband power amplifier (PA) design using load-line, load-pull, and real-frequency synthesis techniques. The design highlighted in this application note is a Class-F amplifier created using the Qorvo 30W gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) T2G6003028-FL. Goals for this design included a minimum […]

NI-AWR Developing Next-Gen IoT Wireless Devices

Developing next-generation IoT wireless devices and 5G infrastructure is challenging the way users engineer smaller, faster and smarter products. In semiconductor, the push for smaller and more integrated devices is leading to smarter methodologies and flows for RF design and test. In aerospace/defense applications, electronic systems are at a crossroads of increasing system complexity and […]