What's New: V14 Release

The NI AWR Design Environment V14 platform focuses on all stages of RF/microwave design with new features and enhancements to address the challenging component and system performance requirements of next-generation wireless devices, communications and radar systems. 

V14 (inclusive of Microwave OfficeAnalog OfficeVisual System Simulator™, AXIEM, and Analyst™ software) is available now and introduces a new network synthesis wizard for impedance matching of multi-band amplifiers and front-end components, advanced design editing/selection for fast EM verification of imported RF/mixed-signal PCBs, as well as the industry’s first phased array generation wizard for antenna-array design.  Additionally, further enhancements in EM analysis, design flow automation, and usability deliver greater productivity and design success to customers. 

V14 New Features At-a-Glance

Design Environment, Layout and Automation

  • Advanced report/measurement management +
  • Simplified PA measurements +
  • PCB import wizard for layout editing +
  • Enhanced iNet routing +

System Simulation and Models/Libraries

  • Phased-array antenna model-generation wizard (add-on module) +

  • Enhanced LTE and 5G NR libraries +
  • New spatial channel models +

Circuit Simulation and Models/Libraries

  • New network synthesis wizard (add-on module) +

  • New tuner (tuning bar) +

EM Simulation and Modeling

  • Additional port types +
  • Support for conformal structures +

Availability

  • Current customers of NI AWR software may download the V14 release today at the download site. 

    • New V14 licenses will be required to activate the software.
  • For pricing, licensing or any other V14 related question, contact your local NI AWR software representative.

Additional Resources

  • New to NI AWR software? To download a free trial, click here.
  • Watch the V14 Playlist on AWR.TV for a sneak-peek at the new features.
  • For a deeper dive (detailed instructions and example projects), visit the V14 Demo Workspace.
  • Refer to the Knowledge Base (KB) for the latest documentation and example projects associated with V14.

Prior Releases

  • For "What's New" information pertaining to prior releases, click here
  • Review the Services Flyer to learn about the value of keeping your software current.