AWR And Zuken Announce RF Verification Flow For PCB Design
DESIGNCON 2013 - BOOTHS #707, #164 – AWR Corporation, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, together with Zuken, a leading provider of electrical and electronic engineering software solutions, recently announce AWR Connected for Zuken. This RF printed circuit board (PCB) verification flow simplifies the PCB design process and therefore shortens design cycles by enabling users to quickly and easily simulate and verify embedded RF functionality.
AWR Connected for Zuken provides a pathway from Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Force PCB design software into AWR’s Microwave Office high-frequency simulation software. The new interface enables an intelligent, collaborative design flow for RF design and verification on the PCB. Users now have flexibility to bring in an entire design, or select specific RF signals and other design structures to conduct electromagnetic EM) analysis. This saves time and effort for users who work with non-intelligent conductive data formats by eliminating the need to remodel before simulating.
The solution works by extracting user-specified data from the Zuken platform, generating a 3Di file output, and then importing the 3Di data into Microwave Office for further EM simulation with any one of AWR’s solutions: ACE automated circuit extraction, AXIEM 3D planar EM analysis, or Analyst 3D finite element method (FEM) EM analysis. For demonstrations of the AWR Connected for Zuken PCB design flow tool, stop by the AWR/National Instruments booth #707, or the Zuken booth #624 at DesignCon 2013, being held January 29-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.
Pricing and Availability
AWR Connected for Zuken is available immediately from AWR. CR-8000 Design Force PCB design suite is available from Zuken. Contact your local sales representative for pricing and licensing details.
AWR, the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software, dramatically reduces development time and cost for products employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical applications. For more information, visit www.awrcorp.com.
Zuken is a global provider of leading-edge software and consulting services for electrical and electronic design and manufacturing. Founded in 1976, Zuken has the longest track record of technological innovation and financial stability in the electronic design automation (EDA) software industry. The company’s extensive experience, technological expertise and agility, combine to create world-class software solutions. Zuken’s transparent working practices and integrity in all aspects of business produce long-lasting and successful customer partnerships that make Zuken a reliable long-term business partner. For more information, visit www.zuken.com.