NI AWR Design Environment
AWR Connected™ – Cadence integrates high-frequency design software from AWR with Cadence's leading IC/PCB software to provide a more seamless and complete software-to-software RFIC / RF PCB design environment.
Printed circuit board (PCB) designers face significant challenges in integrating RF circuits on a mixed-signal printed circuit board (PCB) design and incorporating all the design elements such as digital, RF/microwave, and analog circuits on the same board. To deal with this complexity successfully, designers must be able to create a mixed-signal design within an integrated PCB design environment. They need a powerful yet easy-to-use software tool to handle all of these design needs.
AWR Connected for Cadence Allegro is two-fold:
An NI AWR Design Environment™ / Cadence design flow* (beta release) enables mutual customers to seamlessly and efficiently make the transition from GaAs/GaN process nodes to CMOS/ silicon. This is accomplished by streamlining the flow of AWR’s Microwave Office or Analog Office schematics/layouts into Cadence’s Virtuoso RFIC Design Platform. This allows mutual customers access to the complement of high-frequency models and EM simulation capabilities within the NI AWR Design Environment and expands it by readily and seamlessly transferring that design IP into the Cadence Virtuoso Analog Design Environment.