NI AWR Design Environment Version 13 now offers an improved flow between AWR Connected™ for Sonnet® and Sonnet Suites Version 16.54 using the latest EM Socket II architecture.

The new partner flow boasts 64-bit compatibility, as well as asynchronous EM simulations, and is perfect for printed circuit board (PCB) and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design applications. AWR Connected for Sonnet provides an integrated “solver on request” interface that enables users to work within the NI AWR Design Environment, specifically Microwave Office circuit design software, while integrating Sonnet’s high-accuracy simulation engine, em® to edit and analyze circuits.  

To simplify usage, Microwave Office contains dialog boxes that provide control settings for Sonnet’s analysis tool. Global settings within the software efficiently apply to all EM structures in a project, while local settings allow for precision application to a single EM structure within the project.  The interface also offers the option of accessing Sonnet-exclusive features, such as parameters or dielectric bricks, when editing is done within the Sonnet Project Editor. Once a project analysis is completed within Sonnet Suites, the user can easily import the resulting data back into the Microwave Office environment. 

Pricing and Availability
The AWR Connected for Sonnet solution is available to qualifying mutual customers. Contact your local NI AWR software representatives for further details, pricing and licensing options. Contact your Sonnet representative or the Sonnet support team for further details, including beta software.

About Sonnet Software, Inc.

With more than 30 years developing software for the microwave industry, Sonnet Software supplies engineers worldwide with the capability and accuracy needed for advanced circuit designs and planar circuit analysis. Sonnet Suites utilizes the shielded domain Method of Moments technique to provide model extraction error frequently on the order of 1% or less for 3D planar circuits. The software’s high accuracy and reliability targets the industry’s demanding design challenges presented within predominantly planar (3D planar) circuits and antennas, including spiral inductors, filters, microstrip, stripline, co-planar waveguide, and both PCB and integrated circuits incorporating layers of stratified dielectric material. For more information on Sonnet, visit

About NI AWR Software

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, and 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. Learn more at