AWR Corporation once again takes a leadership position at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2012 with a full slate of AWR 2011 software demonstrations, MicroApps presentations and panel, and its renowned Customer Appreciation Party. IMS 2012 takes place from June 17 to 22 in Montréal, Canada.

Visit AWR at Booth #1514 to see Analyst 2012, AWR’s 3D FEM EM technology for bumps, bond wires, tapered vias and more, as well as the latest release of Microwave Office™, Visual System Simulator™ (VSS), AXIEM® and Analog Office® for MMIC, RFIC, RF PCBs and module design.

AWR software demonstrations:

•Analyst 2012 debut:

 –3D FEM EM for bond wires, bumps, balls, ribbons, tapered vias, finite dielectrics

•AWR 2011 product line including recent additions of:

 –VSS and LabVIEW co-simulation for signal processing, hardware in the loop, and communications standards like LTE and 802.11ac

 –VSS’s Radar Library, Frequency Planner and more

 –Microwave Office/AXIEM and CapeSym for electrical-thermal MMIC co-simulation

 –Microwave Office/AXIEM for PCB verification via ODB++

 –AXIEM’s 3D antenna plots

AWR and its partners will be presenting 11 MicroApps and participating on a panel at the MicroApps Theater (Booth #1223). These talks provide additional insight into novel applications for and technologies within AWR software.

MicroApps schedule:

Tuesday, June 19:

12:50 p.m.    Fully Integrating 3D Electromagnetic (EM) Simulation into Circuit Simulation

  Wednesday, June 20:

9:05 a.m.      RF Link Prediction - A New and Novel Approach

10:50 a.m.     Linking RF Design through to Test

12:05 p.m.     Panel Session: Device Characterization Methods and Advanced RF/Microwave Design - webcast and registration details are available at

3:30 p.m.      RF System Design -- Moving Beyond a Linear Datasheet

3:35 p.m.      Improve Microwave Circuit Design Flow through Passive Model Yield and Sensitivity Analysis

4:35 p.m.      Electrical/Thermal Coupled Solutions for Flip Chip Designs

4:50 p.m.      System Simulation Featuring Signal Processing Blocks

  Thursday, June 21:

11:20 a.m.    Optimizing the Design and Verification of 4G RF Power Amplifiers

11:35 a.m.    Simulating an NXP Doherty Power Amplifier with Digital Pre-Distortion

12:50 p.m.    Practical Electromagnetic Modeling of Parallel Plate Capacitors at High Frequency

1:20 p.m.      Use of FPGAs for Faster Test Times and Repeatability on Cellular Measurements

1:50 p.m.      Mind Your Reference Plane

  Lastly, AWR’s 8th Annual Customer Appreciation Party (Petite Fête d’AWR 2012) is set for Wednesday, June 20 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight at the Pub St. Paul in Old Towne Montréal. Register for this not-to-be-missed event at


Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor

May 15, 2012