AWR, a leader in high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA), announced AWR Connected for Rohde & Schwarz, which integrates the capabilities of R&S WinIQSIM2 simulation software from the leading test and measurement manufacturer within its Visual System Simulator (VSS) system analysis software. The complete range of digitally-modulated signals generated by R&S WinIQSIM2, along with those already present within VSS, ensure that the same real-world test signals can be used throughout the design cycle.
The integration of R&S WinIQSIM2 gives VSS access to today's modern communication signals (including those for 3GPP LTE, 3GPP FDD/HSPA/HSPA+ and WiMAX). Having such accurate representation of signals in the VSS simulation environment ensures engineers are simulating their designs with the same signal as the device will encounter in service.
For cross-domain simulations, hardware components can easily be integrated into any simulation. The signals generated by the instrument are sent back into VSS so the device under test can be optimized in VSS to meet the performance goals of specific wireless network standards. The solution works with the Rohde & Schwarz high-performance vector signal generators such as the R&S® SMU200A, which offers outstanding RF and baseband performance and also provide signal processing capabilities such as real-time fading required for Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) measurements.
R&S WinIQSIM2 joins the AWR Connected product portfolio, which includes LTE-specific Rohde & Schwarz measurement solutions within VSS. Together with AWR’s TestWave solution for linking measurement hardware and software, these tools provide the industry’s most complete solution for evaluating communication systems and subsystems using both basic RF signals and standards-compliant waveforms.
AWR Connected for R&S WinIQSIM2 will be previewed at IMS 2009 in Boston, MA, the week of June 8 in AWR Booth #1418.