AWR®, Transim Technology and NXP Semiconductors announced the launch of the NXP SimPort Design Center for the online design exploration of NXP’s small signal RF transistors. The SimPort Design Center provides a variety of online design solutions across NXP’s product portfolio and now features an “interactive datasheet” for small signal RF transistors.

This new online design exploration environment utilizes cutting-edge technology from all three firms and enables engineers to generate custom datasheets for a variety of operating conditions, certainly not possible from nominal conditions featured in traditional PDF-based datasheets. AWR’s Microwave Office® and Visual System Simulator™ design suites are showcased within NXP’s SimPort Design Center in order to provide instantaneous performance analysis of test circuits and to populate characteristics within the interactive datasheet itself.

“This online design and analysis environment allows engineers to enter specific operating conditions, such as frequency and termination, and immediately see the effect on a transistor’s characteristics,” said Ronald van Cleef, General Manager of RF small signal business at NXP Semiconductors. “Using e-commerce tools, which are built into the NXP Design Center, users can quickly order test objects while still working in the interactive datasheet.”

“I’m delighted for AWR to be able to offer yet another innovative way to open our software to a broader community of users,” said Sherry Hess, Vice President of Marketing for AWR. “With NXP already being a well-established AWR customer, the decision to partner with them and Transim makes for a very interesting, attractive and no doubt successful three-way partnership, providing a welcome new resource to designers around the world.”

“We’ve worked with NXP for a number of years to develop their broad, powerful portfolio of online design solutions,” said Birgit Knorr, President and CEO of Transim. “Now with AWR’s cooperation, we are able to provide microwave and RF engineers with innovative online high-frequency solutions.”

The new online tool can be found at and will also be featured at the IEEE MTT-S 2010 MicroApps held in Anaheim, CA at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, Booth 524.