A new white paper from AWR, “RF/Microwave EDA Software Design Flow Considerations for PA MMIC Design,” examines a gallium arsenide (GaAs) pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (PHEMT) power amplifier (PA) design approach from a systems perspective.
Expanding on its full suite of RF Inductor design tools, Coilcraft has added an updated ADS Component Library to its selection of online 2D/3D, S-Parameter and SPICE Models. Coilcraft’s Component Library includes models of its RF and Spring inductors and integrates with Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS), helping engineers accurately simulate the performance of Coilcraft inductors in their circuit designs.
AWR Corp. gifted its software to the winners of the High Efficiency Power Amplifier (HEPA) and Software Defined Radio (SDR) Student Design Contests offered at the IMS 2013. The gifts are part of the AWR University Program, which encourages students to become involved in the dynamic profession of microwave and RF engineering and to apply their knowledge to practical designs using the highly efficient AWR design methodology.
AWR Corp. announces that its customer, Marki Microwave has leveraged its high-frequency design software platform to develop a new design and manufacturing flow for successful mixer design. The revolutionary new mixer design flow combines AWR’s Microwave Office® circuit design software and Marki’s patent-pending Microlithic™ mixer manufacturing process, resulting in a 14x reduction in the size of Marki’s mixers and a 5x reduction in design time with the same industry-leading quality and performance as the former handcrafted devices.
AWR announces the dates and venues for its AWR Design Forum 2013 (ADF2013) events in China and Taiwan that take place in early September. The AWR Design Forum is an open event at which designers of microwave and RF circuits and systems can network, share useful information, and collaborate on industry issues and trends.
Intercept Technology Inc. announces its newest authorized reseller, Fusion CADSoft LLC. As an experienced EDA software reseller in the Eastern United States, Fusion CADSoft aims to supply Intercept’s PCB, RF, and Hybrid design and engineering software in the regions from Maine to Florida, and Minnesota to New Jersey.
Teledyne LeCroy, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc., demonstrated the world's first 100 GHz real-time oscilloscope by successfully acquiring and displaying live signals at 100 GHz bandwidth. This demonstrated performance dramatically exceeds currently available capabilities. High speed oscilloscopes are vital tools in the development of high-speed digital networks, the critical backbone of the rapidly expanding cloud-based computing paradigm that characterizes our digital age.
A new application note from AWR highlights the use of AWR’s Microwave Office® circuit design software to develop a Q- to E-Band doubler and a K- to E-Band quadrupler circuit (including a medium E-Band power amplifier) for millimeter-wave wireless systems. The design effort resulted in an increase in gain as well as output power, two critical criteria for E-Band systems.
KRYTAR Inc., a leader in the design and production of ultra- broadband microwave components and test equipment, announces a new directional coupler operating from 0.5 to 8.0 GHz frequency range offering superior low insertion loss, high directivity and tight coupling.