Applied Wave Research Inc. (AWR), a provider of high frequency electronic design automation (EDA) tools, announced that in a recent competitive tool evaluation, Andrew Corp., Orland Park, IL, selected AWR's Microwave OfficeR and Visual System SimulatorT (VSS) products. Andrew designs multi-carrier radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers for communications equipment, services and systems used in wireless and distributed communications, land mobile radio, cellular and personal communications, broadcast, radar and navigation.

"We chose AWR's Microwave Office and VSS design suites because the ease of use and customer support improves our ability to provide timely designs," said Joe Lipowski, vice president of research, Base Station Subsystems Group, Andrew Corp. "Andrew offers the industry's largest portfolio of single- and multi-carrier linear power amplifiers for use in cellular, PCS, CDMA, WCDMA and 3G systems. We expect AWR design tools to play a critical role in helping us provide very cost-competitive end products, while at the same time maintaining our stringent system-level performance criteria."

"We are excited that the advanced design technologies in our software coupled with the user-friendly, integrated environment meet Andrew's exacting needs for the design of its next-generation power amplifiers," said Ted Miracco, executive vice president of AWR. "In addition, our support team is looking forward to working with Andrew's designers to help them maximize their investment in our products and services."