AWR Connected - ODB++

AWR Connected™ – ODB++ integrates NI AWR Design Environment with a broad range of PCB vendors' tools to provide a software-to-software layout verification design solution.

Integrating RF circuits into a high-speed/mixed-signal printed circuit board (PCB) design flow is not an easy task. Incorporating digital, RF/microwave, and analog circuits on the same board requires a powerful yet easy-to-use software solution that simplifies the tasks at hand rather than adding more complexity to it. AWR Connected for ODB++ is such a solution. It works by connecting popular third party PCB tools to NI AWR Design Environment, specifically Microwave Office and AXIEM, thereby extending compatibility to vendors such as Altium and Intercept. ODB++ enables the flow of PCB layout data (exported from vendor tools in ODB++ format) into NI AWR software for post-layout, final design-stage verification.

Capabilities

  • Import layout from PCB tools: full PCB, arbitrary section, and/or select traces with proximity
  • Providing a flow with PCB vendors such as Altium and Intercept
  • Schematic created from component information (models supplied by designer)
  • EM Ports automatically applied and wired into schematic
  • Ready to EM simulate with AXIEM