NI AWR Software Training: 2-Day Advanced EM Concepts For Microwave Office

Jul 17, 2018 to Jul 18, 2018
Event location: 
San Diego, CA

This two-day training class focuses on the more advanced and powerful electromagnetic (EM) simulation concepts in Microwave Office circuit design software, specifically AXIEM 3D planar and Analyst™ 3D finite element method (FEM) EM simulators.

The class is intended for experienced users who want to increase their understanding of EM simulation issues and how to more effectively and efficiently work inside the Microwave Office EM environment. Less experienced users of the software should still find the topics of interest and are welcome to attend.

Advanced EM Features we will show:

  • Hierarchy in EM Layout – especially with mixed technologies: e.g., chip and board
  • Creating and Controlling 3D Layout Cells
  • Using pre-processing rules to your advantage
  • Shape Modification Rules
  • The EM Schematic and Pcells
  • Extraction for Analyst: basic extraction and advanced features, e.g., hierarchy, and port control
  • Setting up Remote Simulation
  • Working with Negative Layers

Course Equipment/Hardware:

  • Bringing your own laptop is preferred. If necessary, a laptop can be provided
  • Special note: 64-bit PCs are required to run the software
  • Software, licenses, and required training materials will be provided

Agenda Day 1 - Planar Layout Control and EM Socket Features:

9:00 a.m. Introduction and Overview
9:15 a.m. A tour of the EM Socket environment
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Hierarchy and multi-technology simulations
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Hierarchy and multi-technology simulations - continued
2:00 p.m. Controlling Planar layout with shape modifiers, PCells and pre-processing rules
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Continuation of layout issues
4:00 p.m. Conclusion


Agenda: Day 2 – 3D Layout Control, Meshing and Simulation:

9:00 a.m. The 3D layout environment – 3D cell creation and control
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Boundary conditions – settings and issues
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Port issues in EM simulators: ground, wave ports, and calibration
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Advanced extraction for AXIEM and Analyst
4:00 p.m. Conclusion