Applied Wave Research Inc. (AWR®), a provider of high frequency electronic design automation (EDA) tools, announced that AWR and Computer Simulation Technology (CST), Darmstadt, Germany, are cooperating to integrate CST MICROWAVE STUDIO® 2006, the three-dimensional (3D) electromagnetic (EM) technology, with AWR's Microwave Office® circuit design software suite. The cooperation is part of AWR's ongoing open systems strategy and leadership position in providing best-in-class EM tools for radio frequency (RF) and microwave design.

"CST's innovative technology is used by market leaders worldwide and will be a valuable option for designers using our Microwave Office software," said James Spoto, AWR president and CEO. "Through the interface, our customers now have access to a specialist tool for the fast and accurate 3D EM simulation to solve high frequency design issues."

"Customer demand for such an interface has increased significantly over the last couple of months," said Martin Timm, product marketing manager of CST. "The integrated solution will help our joint customers create better designs faster. We are pleased that we will be able to provide a solution in a relatively short period of time thanks to both tools' open architecture."

The AWR/CST interface will be available without additional charge for all customers using CST MICROWAVE STUDIO 2006B and Microwave Office 2006 software. The interface will be demonstrated at the MTT-S show in San Francisco, CA, at AWR booth 1629 and also the CST booth 1329 . Production release of the interface is expected to be in Q3 2006.