News | August 22, 2019

NI AWR Software Solutions Highlighting PAs, Filters And Antennas For 5G, IoT And Radar Applications Featured At EuMW2019

Innovative features of NI AWR software for the design of power amplifiers (PA)s, filters and antennas for 5G, internet of things (IoT) and radar applications will be showcased during European Microwave Week (EuMW) 2019, taking place October 1 – 3 in Paris. In addition to software demonstrations in the NI Booth #310a, NI AWR software products will be featured in a microwave application (MicroApp) workshop and presentation, as well as at the sixth annual RF/Microwave PA Forum and third annual European Microwave Doctoral School.

Design of Antenna Matching-Circuit for IoT Devices Workshop
Dr. Jaume Anguera, Fractus Antennas and Dr. Andrea Sani, AWR Group, NI

In this workshop on Tuesday, October 1 at 3:00 p.m. in the MicroApps theater, attendees will experience how to design an antenna for an IoT device using a new generation of miniature, multi-band, off-the-shelf chip components called ground-plane boosters. These boosters work easily with any standard or frequency and simultaneously with multiple standards. Attendees will learn how to design IoT devices from scratch more simply, quickly, and cost-effectively using Microwave Office circuit design software, part of the NI AWR Design Environment portfolio.

PA Forum: Device Technologies, Characterization, Modeling and End-Use Applications
This full-day event runs from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2 and provides insight into and encourages discussion around the latest approaches to PA device models, parameter extraction measurement techniques and process technologies, as well as design flow and theory. The PA Forum begins with a keynote by Dr. Steve Cripps, Cardiff University, on “Active and Passive Matching in RFPAs: A Quirky Partnership,” and will be followed by presentations from United Monolithic Semiconductors (UMS), Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, OMMIC, AMCAD Engineering, Focus Microwaves, ICONIC RF, as well as Ametek-CTS.

Designing a Narrowband Bandpass Filter for 5G Applications
David Vye, AWR Group, NI
This presentation on Wednesday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m. in the MicroApps theater, examines the factors driving the physical, electrical and cost constraints for 5G filters. To address these challenges, a narrowband filter design methodology using classic filter network theory, parameterized electromagnetic (EM) simulation and port-tuning techniques will be presented. The approach will be demonstrated using the NI AWR Design Environment platform to develop a narrowband 28-GHz bandpass cavity filter targeting millimeter wave (mmWave) backhaul applications.

European Microwave Doctoral School: Building a Modern Digital Transceiver in One Day
Dr. David Ricketts, North Carolina State University

This hands-on workshop on Wednesday, October 2 beginning at 9:00 a.m. is offered as part of the European Microwave Doctoral School program. Future M.S. and Ph.D. candidate attendees will use Microwave Office circuit design software to build their own digital radio. They will learn how modern radios work, from communication theory, to fabricating microwave printed circuit boards (PCBs), to making measurements with a mini-vector signal analyzer (VNA). At the end of the workshop attendees will complete a 950-MHz quadrature amplitude modification (QAM) radio.

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About NI AWR Software
The NI AWR Design Environment software platform includes RF/microwave electronic design automation (EDA) tools such as Visual System Simulator system design software, Microwave Office/Analog Office microwave/RF circuit design software and AXIEM and Analyst EM analysis software. The NI AWR software product portfolio also includes AntSyn antenna design and synthesis software and AWR Connected third-party solutions. Collectively, these products empower design engineers to dramatically reduce development time and cost for components, circuits, systems and subsystems employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense and electro-optical applications. For more information, visit

About National Instruments
Since 1976, NI has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries–from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics–use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

Source: National Instruments