Hot Technologies Under the Sun

Jun 9, 2015 | Posted by: Sherry Hess

Very recently our community of microwave and RF engineers came together in the desert city of Phoenix, Arizona for IMS 2015 to discuss hot technologies and current trends that are driving our industry. Trending themes at IMS2015 included: 5G, wearables, Internet of Things (IoT), and more…

As a very active participant at IMS, we had hot technologies on display under the sunshine in Phoenix too! The first one up was V12 NI AWR Design Environment software--previewed at the show. This high-frequency EDA software has been a hot topic for more than a decade now with its ease of use and emphasis on empowering the productivity of users—so no doubt the additional V12 features for amplifier, antenna and radar designers, as well as ease of use and speed enhancements delighted all who came by and caught our “what’s new” demonstrations. Learn more about this pending release on line at www.awrcorp.com/what-is-new/v12-preview.

Also within NI as well as throughout our community, 5G continues to be a hot topic. NI is in hot pursuit of ensuring our platforms (software and hardware) feeds our insatiable appetite for more and more wireless content (audio, video, data). Specific to NI AWR software, Visual System Simulator (VSS) shares IP libraries (like 802.11ac and 5G) with LabVIEW/LabVIEW Communications for a more streamlined flow from design to prototype to test of current and emerging wireless standards as well as boasts expanded support for phased array antennas that are key components of communication systems. 

Wearables, IoT and more are additional hot technologies that serve to connect everything to everyone… antennas (yes), greater bandwidth (yes), higher frequencies (yes)…whatever the design challenge being posed, NI AWR software (Microwave Office, VSS, AXIEM and Analyst) will enable you to meet it. If we don’t address it fully within NI AWR Design Environment, our AWR Connected™ family of products that develop an eco-system of tools for customers to use surely will.

Browse the pages of our website or contact us to engage in a dialogue to explore what hot technology you are developing and how we can assist!