New Features by Release

V13 - January 2017

NI AWR Design Environment
(Microwave Office | 
Visual System Simulator™ | Analog Office | AXIEM | Analyst™)

  • PCB layout import (ODB++, IPC2851)
  • OpenAccess schematic import/export
  • Graph marker improvements
  • Guided help interactive documentation
  • 5G waveform library
  • System load-pull
  • Marching waveforms
  • Better IO for signals
  • Custom wave ports within Analyst
  • AXIEM and Analyst simulation speed improvements
  • EM Socket II architecture 
  • iFilter adds transmission zero

V12.03 - March 2016

NI AWR Design Environment
(Microwave Office | 
Visual System Simulator™ | Analog Office | AXIEM | Analyst)

  • Analyst EM now support orthogonal differential ports
  • APLAC performance improvement (speed) for linear simulations
  • ​​Additional feature improvements and bug-fixes

V12.02 - Winter 2016

NI AWR Design Environment
​(Microwave Office | Visual System Simulator | Analog Office | AXIEM | Analyst)

  • Load-pull improvements including swept load pull and source pull as well as yield analysis
  • Layout additions and improved operational functionality for iNet, vias, etc.
  • EM layout enhanced to better support SML library components
  • Expanded options for system simulation models with bi-directional ports 
  • More than a dozen features added, enhanced, or improved related to 3D EM modeling
  • Scripting updates and improvements for load pull and PDKs, for instance
  • Wizard additions for linear analysis and stability analysis (STAN)
  • Numerous other ease-of-use and productivity-enhancing additions and modifications

V12.01 - Autumn 2015

NI AWR Design Environment
​(Microwave Office | Visual System Simulator | Analog Office | AXIEM | Analyst)

  • Harmonic load pull simulation (both nested and individual) and support for measured harmonic load pull files
  • Two-tone load pull simulation and support for measured two-tone load pull files
  • Load pull simulation support for measuring A/B waves at internal device nodes
  • New time domain waveform measurements on load pull A/B wave files
  • New visualization of the impact of harmonic loads on fundamental performance metrics such as PAE or Pload
  • Added support for intermodulation distortion and output intercept point measurements on two-tone load pull A/B wave files (IMD and IPN)
  • Improved load pull file import with respect to format variations
  • Swept_Load_Pull_Measurements_Complete.emp example added
  • EM mesh viewable from pinned data sets
  • Analyst EM improved estimation of memory needed for the next AMR sequence
  • VSS ANTENNA_3D annotation supports swept variables
  • Many more ease-of-use and productivity-enhancing improvements

V12 - Summer 2015

NI AWR Design Environment
(Microwave Office | Analog Office) 

(Analyst | AXIEM)

  • Easier 3D EM setup
  • Improved 3D editor experience; geometry cleanup and STEP import for Analyst
  • Anisotropic dielectric materials supported within AXIEM 
  • Faster and more accurate simulation results
  • Visualize impact of circuits on antenna patterns

(Visual System Simulator)

  • Enhanced phased array block
  • Use real antenna data in system analysis
  • Simplified Microwave Office consistent VSS sources
  • Bidirectional blocks which simplify managing both transmit and receive systems
  • RF models auto-configuration option