New Version of Cadence AWR Design Environment (V15.02) Now Available for Download

The new AWR Design Environment V15.02 is now available for download. The AWR Design Environment is comprehensive electronic design automation (EDA) platform for developing RF/microwave products. The software platform provides RF/microwave engineers with the integrated high-frequency circuit (Microwave Office), system (VSS), and EM (AXIEM/Analyst) simulation technologies and design automation to develop physically-realizable electronics ready for manufacturing. The platform helps designers manage complex integrated-circuit (IC), package, and printed-circuit board (PCB) modeling, simulation, and verification, addressing all aspects of circuit behavior to achieve optimal performance and reliable results for first-pass success.

The latest V15.02 release of AWR Design Environment software is now available for customers to download from the Cadence website (Cadence had acquired AWR last year). Version 15.02 of the software contains over 50 updates and improvements, including:

  • Application programming interfaces (APIs) – expanded calls/requests that support user-defined interface programming for custom design automation and enhanced productivity
  • Cell libraries – improved mapping of shapes copied from a layout editor and pasted into an artwork cell editor
  • Enhanced scripting – generate extensible markup language (XML) libraries from both schematic and system diagrams
  • Graphs – improved marker functionality/behavior and restore behavior for optimization/yield goal values when moved or stretched by user
  • Simulation – improvements to the AWR APLAC harmonic balance circuit, system and linear solver, as well as AWR AXIEM planar electromagnetic (EM) and AWR Analyst 3D finite element method (FEM) simulators that enhance simulation speeds and/or capacity to solve larger problems
  • Layout and layout EM – multiple functionality improvements
  • Expanded shape preprocessing rules that account for via shape thickness calculation, improving the accuracy of 3D EM analyses
  • Equations – multiple functionality improvements
  • System models – multiple improvements to 5G New Radio (NR) blocks
  • Measurements – improved methodology for optional system measurement of the thermal noise floor in AWR Visual System Simulator (VSS) RF budget analysis noise measurements, as well as improved functionality of circuit measurements
  • Job scheduler - enhanced functionality that allows users to manage and monitor remote simulations more efficiently
  • Wizards – improvements to open access (OA) import/export wizards, including new options for specifying which schematic symbols to export, as well as improvements to Gerber file import and robustness of network synthesis  

Click here to learn more about and download the latest version of the Cadence AWR Design Environment.