Blog Series: Celebrating 20 Years of Microwave Office Software

Seeing the Forest and the Trees
Blog by: David Vye

NI AWR Design Environment software has developed a remarkably loyal following. With the introduction of the V14 release of the software, our development and product marketing teams have continued their commitment to incorporating more time-saving automation and simulation power into our tools to reflect an ever-changing design landscape and the ongoing need for tools that address real-world design challenges. 

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Sep 6, 2018
V14 - All About That Face (Interface)!
Blog by: Sherry Hess

The recent release of NI AWR Design Environment V14 reminded me of our reputation in the market, earned 20 years ago at the 1998 Baltimore IMS, where we introduced a refreshingly intuitive software solution that was easy to use and had the ability to tune circuit performance the way RF engineers wanted it to do so. In other words, our user interface that first put us on the map offered and continues to offer real benefit by thinking like designers and anticipating their needs. Perhaps because it’s summer or I’m listening to too much pop on the radio as I drive to the office, but all the mentions of interface this and interface that reminded me of a Meghan Trainor hit song called “It’s All About that Bass.”  Bass?  What about “face” as in interface?  

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July 27, 2018
Celebrating IMS and a Special Birthday
Blog by: David Vye

At this year’s IMS customer appreciation party, some 600 fellow Microwave Office software fans joined Dr. John Dunn and David Vye in singing happy birthday to Microwave Office software. For those who are not aware, Microwave Office circuit simulation made its IMS debut (then MTT) in Baltimore in 1998.

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June 4, 2018
Happy 20th Birthday Microwave Office Software
Blog by: Sherry Hess

While preparing for IMS018 and our pending V14 release of NI AWR Design Environment software, I was reminded that this year marks the 20th anniversary of Microwave Office circuit design software hitting the show floor at what was then more commonly referred to as MTT.  This blog is the first in a series we plan to roll out this year to commemorate our history and innovation success.

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