NI overhauls RF/microwave design environment
V13 also addresses specific system requirements with accurate simulated RF front-end component measurements provided through new communication libraries for 5G candidate modulation waveforms and phased-array behavioral model enhancements. RF power amplifier designers can use the system-level load-pull analysis in the Visual System Simulator to generate contours for communication performance metrics, such as ACPR and EVM. RF filter designers will benefit from new capabilities in the iFilter synthesis tool, while designers of passive and control components can leverage new synthesis capabilities and optimization methods using proprietary genetic algorithms.
In addition to design automation and simulation enhancements, user support has been expanded with interactive guided help and knowledge-base content. To learn more about the hundred-plus enhancements, upgrades, and updates in Version 13 of the AWR Design Environment, go to www.awrcorp.com/whats-new.
National Instruments, www.ni.com/awr
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