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Microwave Office, Visual System Simulator, AXIEM and Analog Office 2011 now in full commercial release and available globally

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 17, 2012AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, announces today the commercial release and global availability of the AWR 2011 product portfolio, which includes Microwave Office™, Visual System Simulator™, AXIEM® and Analog Office® software. The 2011 release offers new functionality and enhanced capabilities that decrease user wait times and increase designer productivity for high-frequency MMIC, MIC, RFIC, RF PCB and modules.

The Microwave Office and Analog Office 2011 design suites encompass all the tools essential for high-frequency IC (MMIC/RFIC), PCB and module design, including: linear circuit simulators, non-linear circuit simulators, electromagnetic (EM) analysis tools, schematic and layout, statistical design capabilities, and parametric cell libraries with built-in design-rule check (DRC).

New features specific to the 2011 release include:

  • Floating window support for multiple monitor displays
  • Group design/project import
  • Simulation state management of datasets
  • Yield analysis and optimizers
  • RF aware short checker
  • iMatch™ impedance matching module

VSS 2011 software for the design of complex communications systems supports a diverse set of standards including LTE, WiMAX/802.16x, GSM/EDGE, WLAN/802.11x and more. New features added to VSS 2011 include:

  • Radar library
  • Circuit envelope simulation
  • RF Budget (RFB) spreadsheet wizard
  • Nonlinear co-simulation and co-simulation with National Instrument’s LabVIEW

As for AXIEM, AWR’s 3D full-wave planar electromagnetic simulator, new features in the 2011 release include:

  • Asynchronous EM simulation
  • Simulation state management of datasets
  • Rule-based shape modifiers
  • Yield analysis
  • User-defined parameterized models and X-models

With more than 300 new additions and enhancements to AWR 2011, this is by far the most aggressive upgrade since the company began shipping software back in 1998. Comprehensive information on all of the feature improvements to the 2011 software can be found within the “What’s New” online documentation embedded with the software itself.

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Pricing and Availability

AWR 2011 (AWRDE 10) is available immediately and can be downloaded at AWR's online software download page For pricing information, please contact your local AWR sales representative or email Email Contact.

About AWR

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.

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© Copyright 2012 AWR Corporation. All rights reserved. AWR is a National Instruments Company. AWR, the AWR logo, AXIEM and Analog Office are registered trademarks and Microwave Office, Visual System Simulator and iMatch are trademarks of AWR Corporation. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.


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