NI AWR Design Environment™ will be showcased in a slate of activities at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2016, taking place in San Francisco May 22-27. A number of NI AWR software demonstrations on load-pull and radar systems, as well as antenna design and third-party integration flows will be on display in Booth #1529.  Also being showcased is AntSyn™, a new, cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) antenna synthesis and optimization solution that enables designers to input their antenna engineering requirements and produce antenna designs as outputs. 

Other activities include six MicroApps presentations in booth #1047, sponsorship of the Bits-to-Waves Practical Workshop hosted by North Carolina State University (NCSU) Professor David Ricketts and sponsorship of the The IMS Student Design Competition for high-efficiency power amplifiers (PAs). Ni will also host the 12th annual customer appreciation party on Wednesday evening at Lucky Strike.


  • Advanced Streamlining Methods for Power Amplifier Design
  • Phased-Array Antenna Simulation for 5G
  • A Unified Design Flow Harnessing Multiple Simulation Technologies for Multi-Chip Modules
  • System-Level Modeling for Large Phased Arrays
  • Integration and Parameterization of EM Simulation Within Circuit Design
  • Narrow-Band, High-Q Cavity Combline Filter Design Using Equal Ripple Optimization


From Bits to Waves: Building a Modern Digital Radio in One Day - In this fun and interactive workshop that features the use of NI AWR software, participants will learn the basic theory of modern digital radios, as well as the RF circuits and systems used to build them.

  • Participants need only a basic background in RF circuits, such as S-parameters and basic transmission line theory
  • Example designs will be available to ensure that everyone, from the most advanced RF designer to the student, will be successful.
  • Bring only your laptop. All other materials and equipment (PC in a bag) will be provided.
  • Location details:

Wednesday, May 25. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Exhibition floor, Registration required as space is limited

For a complete listing of all NI AWR software activities during IMS 2016, visit:

The NI AWR Design Environment software portfolio includes RF/microwave electronic design automation (EDA) tools such as Visual System Simulator for system design, Microwave Office/Analog Office for microwave/RF circuit design, AXIEM and Analyst for electromagnetic analysis. NI AWR software tools help design engineers to dramatically reduce development time and cost for components, circuits, systems and subsystems employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical applications. Readers can learn more at