Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


Microwave Office 2007 released

31 October 2007 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Applied Wave Research has announced the 2007 versions of its high-frequency software, the Microwave Office design suite and its system simulation software, Visual System Simulator (VSS). These latest releases provide unique and innovative new software capabilities that help designers deliver next-generation communications products with a higher degree of confidence in less design cycle time.

New in Microwave Office is an advanced circuit extraction technology, said to be an industry first, developed specifically to deliver productivity benefits to designers of complex, next-generation communications products. ACE (automated circuit extraction) is said to reduce from hours to seconds the time required to do the initial modelling of complex interconnects because users are able to leverage layout-based models for circuit extraction. This innovative approach to circuit extraction enables designers to perform interconnect modelling quickly and accurately at the earliest stages of the design flow, where problems can be identified and corrected before costly and time-consuming redesigns are required. These benefits ensure that products will be volume-manufacturable and cost-effective, and will achieve their market window of opportunity.

VSS 2007 software now includes RFA technology, an advanced system-level RF architectural planning and specification tool for RF communication system engineers who need to quickly create and verify the initial specifications of a radio design before committing to hardware and/or a particular circuit design. RFA offers a new simulation tool, RF Inspector, which helps designers find potential pitfalls early in the design process at the system-level design phase, thus saving significant design cycle time and costly re-spins. Users can identify sources of intermodulation products and undesired spurs of an RF link, including the effects of conversions, harmonics and noise. This enables users to isolate the sources of unwanted interference and to better design their RF systems. It is designed to support both tone and modulated signals, and it is integrated seamlessly into Microwave Office 2007 design suite.



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