What's New?

V13 of NI AWR Design Environment is now available. V13 includes upgrades, updates and enhancements to Microwave Office, Analog Office, Visual System Simulator™, AXIEM and Analyst™ software products.

Key Aspects of V13

NI AWR Design Environment V13 specifically addresses design challenges associated with highly-integrated RF/microwave components commonly found in communications and radar systems. Emphasis in the V13 release was placed on several facets of the software’s end-user use model. These include the design environment – includes enhancements to the UI as well as new additions to design flow automation inclusive of synthesis, file format standards import/export and third-party links; simulation engines – harmonic balance, system-level and planar as well as arbitrary 3D EM solver improvements; physical design for streamlining PCB design across various vendor tools, layout editing commands and simplified multi-layer metal connectivity; and lastly user support that brings new facets to the software in terms of interactive guided help and knowledge base content.

V13 Specific Features at a Glance

Design Environment and Automation

  • Multi-technology projects
  • Optimization methods
  • iFilter for transmission zero solutions
  • OpenAccess import/export wizard
  • Graph markers and marching waveforms
  • Synthesis wizards (i.e. passives and mixers)

Circuit Simulation and Models/Libraries

  • Transient analysis and transient-assisted harmonic balance
  • APLAC time-varient HB (circuit envelope) simulation  
  • Spectre netlist support for APLAC co-simulation
  • Time-domain passive models
  • 64 bit HSPICE

System Simulation and Models/Libraries

  • System load-pull (ACPR, BER, EVM) and nested source/load pull
  • LTE-A and 5G System Libraries
  • Radar Model Libraries and Phased Array Model

EM Simulation and Modeling

  • Simulation speed and solver improvements (meshing, ports and matrix solve)
  • Adaptive frequency sweep
  • EM ports on subcircuits
  • Surface roughness modeling
  • 3D editing
  • Bi-directional links to HFSS, CST and Sonnet

Physical Design and Layout

  • PCB Import wizard
  • Shape Preprocessor modifier
  • Multi-metal line types and layout editing

User Support

  • Interactive Guided Help
  • Knowledge Base

All current customers and evaluators are able to download this release. Get started by logging into our downloads site.  

For pricing, licensing or any other V13 related question, kindly contact your local NI AWR software representative.