Applied Wave Research Inc. (AWR®), a provider of high frequency electronic design automation (EDA) tools, and Vector Fields Ltd. announced at the 2006 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium that they have integrated Vector Fields’ Concerto™ three-dimensional (3D) electromagnetic (EM) modeling software into AWR’s Microwave Office® circuit design platform. Vector Fields, experts in the field of EM modeling, offers a complete range of 2D and 3D EM modeling, analysis, and simulation software that covers high frequency applications using state-of-the-art modeling techniques such as finite element (FEM/FEA), finite difference time-domain (FDTD), and method-of-moments (MoM).

“Vector Fields’ Concerto software is used by designers worldwide for fast and accurate computation of EM fields and is especially suited to RF and microwave design,” said James Spoto, AWR president and CEO. “We are pleased to have Concerto available through AWR’s open and innovative EM Socket technology as a new EM analysis option to our Microwave Office customers. This collaborative effort, and the resulting interface, is part of AWR’s ongoing open-systems strategy and contributes to our leadership position in providing best-in-class EM tools for RF and microwave design.”

“Through AWR’s EM Socket interface we have easily and seamlessly integrated our best-in-class 3D EM modeling software directly into the AWR design platform,” said Kevin Ward, managing director of Vector Fields. “Designers are now able to design their circuit in the Microwave Office environment and interact with the Concerto EM simulator from a single-user interface. This integrated solution will help our joint customers create and analyze designs faster and more accurately.”

The AWR/Vector Fields interface will be available without additional charge for all customers using both Concerto version 6.0 and Microwave Office 2006 software.