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Silicon Labs unveils beta program for Thread software

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 Silicon Labs, a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, introduced the creation of a thread beta program for selected customers and ecosystem partners, enabling them to accelerate their product development plans for IP-based mesh networking. As a founding member of the Thread Group, Silicon Labs has been a major contributor to the definition and development of the new IP-based mesh networking software stack for the Connected Home. 


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CST introduces new filter synthesis tool

Computer Simulation Technology (CST)
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Computer Simulation Technology (CST) has added Filter Designer 2D to CST STUDIO SUITE®, allowing the synthesis, electromagnetic simulation, optimization and multiphysics analysis of filters in one single environment


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Tech-X to offer free VSim training

Tech-X Corporation
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 Tech-X Corp. will be holding a free VSim Training Session in Boulder, Colo. for two days starting October 22 at 9 a.m. A free work day will be available the following day on October 24. 


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Version 11.3 of Modelithics COMPLETE Library for NI AWR Design Environment

Software/EDA
Modelithics Inc.
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 Modelithics, Inc., announced this year’s major release of the Modelithics COMPLETE Library, version 11.3 for NI AWR Design Environment Microwave Office circuit design software. 


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NI AWR to feature software demos, MicroApps, PA Forum & more at EuMW

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 Welcome to NI AWR Booth #103. At the booth, we will be showcasing a wide variety of software demonstrations of our recently released V11 NI AWR Design Environment™, which includes Microwave Office, Analog Office, Visual System Simulator™ (VSS), AXIEM, and Analyst™ for the design of MMICs, RF PCBs, microwave modules, RFICs, communication systems, radar systems, antennas and more. 


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Analog Devices puts designers on fast track at Avnet’s X-fest 2014

Software/EDA
Analog Devices Inc.
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 Analog Devices, Inc. is participating in Avnet Inc.’s X-fest 2014 technical training events and demonstrating rapid prototyping platforms for software-defined radio (SDR), GSPS data acquisition solutions and RF signal processing components that are compatible with Xilinx, Inc.  


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IMS2014 student contest winners awarded NI AWR Design Environment license

Software/EDA
National Instruments (NI)
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NI (formerly AWR Corp.) awarded the first, second and third place winning teams of the IMS2014 Student Design Contest for high-efficiency power amplifier and high-sensitivity radar complementary one-year licenses of NI AWR Design Environment™ software.
 

 


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Keysight's new software test suite for improving power amplifier efficiency

Software/EDA
Keysight Technologies, Inc.
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 Keysight Technologies introduced the N7614B Signal Studio for Power Amplifier (PA) Test; an all-in-one, general-purpose test suite designed to help engineers improve PA efficiency through support for crest factor reduction (CFR), envelope tracking (ET) and digital pre-distortion (DPD) technologies. 


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NI AWR design environment launches e-learning portal

Software/EDA
National Instruments (NI)
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NI (formerly AWR Corp.) has launched the NI AWR Design Environment™ E-Learning Portal to give current users of NI AWR software the ability to learn more about the powerful tools, technologies and applications of the software as their time and interest allows. 

 

 


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Altair expands to South Africa with office in Stellenbosch

Altair
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As a result of the acquisition of EM Software & Systems - S.A. by Altair, the company has gained a local presence in Stellenbosch, South Africa with tremendous depth of industry expertise.


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EVENTS

CST Workshops and Trainings

10/1/14

CST
CST Workshops and Trainings

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COMSOL Conference 2014 Boston

10/8/14
Boston Newton Marriott
Newton, MA
United States

Comsol Conf 2014 logo      Highlighting multiphysics modeling and simulation.

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NIDays 2014

10/15/14

National Instruments      Training/User Meeting

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Simulation of Accelerator Components

10/16/14

CST
CST 2014 Webinar Series

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Power Delivery Network (PDN) Analysis

10/30/14

CST
CST 2014 Webinar Series

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DOCUMENTS AND FILES

RF/Microwave Design for MMICs, MCMs and Hybrid Modules

Miniaturization of consumer products, aerospace and defense systems, medical devices, and LED arrays has spawned the development of a technology known as the multi-chip module (MCM), which combines multiple integrated circuits (ICs), semiconductors dies, and other discrete components within a unifying substrate for use as a single component. This two-part white paper outlines the steps for implementing an integrated design flow within the AWR Microwave Office® design environment for MMICs, MCMs and modules.  Design flow considerations for both a GaAs PHEMT power amplifier design as well as for an MCM microwave monolithic integrated circuit (MMIC) design on a microwave laminate module are discussed. 

RF/Microwave EDA Software Design Flow Considerations for PA MMIC Design

The evolution of integrated circuit technology demands that designers in this field adapt to ever-changing manufacturing techniques driven by performance, cost, benefit, and risk demands. Today’s power amplifier (PA) designer working in solid state technologies must navigate a plethora of available processes, including gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (PHEMT), radio-frequency complementary metal oxide semiconductor (RF CMOS), and GaAs or silicon germanium (SiGe) heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT), to name just a few. Similarly, different design challenges demand different amplifier classes and/or topologies like Class AB, Darlingtons, switch-mode PAs, and digital predistortion.

Understanding and Correctly Predicting Critical Metrics for Wireless RF Links

Traditional modeling methods such as rules of thumb and spreadsheet calculations (Friis equations) give limited insight on the full performance of an RF link in next-generation wireless products. This white paper highlights the advantages of using specialized RF system simulation software to accurately predict critical metrics for wireless RF links.

Leverage Circuit Envelope Simulation to Improve

Optimizing a PA design for one parameter invariably requires sacrifi cing the performance of another. This delicate balance between performance and effi ciency is not the only conundrum, because designers of 4G PAs must also contend with demands for greater instantaneous bandwidth. As a result, designers of next-generation PAs are relying on simulation more than ever before, and their tasks include frequency domain simulation, time domain simulation, and now circuit envelope simulation.

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