Design is an inherently creative process, but how can we be creative on demand? How can we rise above mundane tasks with flashes of brilliance, discover secrets of technical and business creativity and calculated risk taking, and share stories of innovation? Creativity is not a topic electronic engineers talk about very often, so I worked through a number of questions beforehand to prepare...
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Sherry Hess, VP of Marketing, AWR
The AWR Design Forum is Touring Europe
Packed with useful insights, tips, and tricks for using the latest technologies within AWR software, the AWR Design Forum is an open event for designers of microwave and RF circuits and systems such as MMIC, RFIC, RF PCB, modules and communication systems to come together to learn about AWR's latest products as well as to network and collaborate on industry issues and trends. The European Tour is coming to a city near you —register today!
Warsaw, Poland - 2 October 2012
Gdansk, Poland - 4 October 2012
Horsholm, Denmark - 4 October 2012
Madrid, Spain - 4 October 2012
Prague, Czech Republic - 9 October 2012
Stockholm, Sweden - 10 October 2012
Gothenburg, Sweden - 11 October 2012
Helsinki, Finland - 31 October 2012
Rome, Italy - 6 November 2012
Milan, Italy - 8 November 2012
*Paris, France - 27 November 2012
Munich, Germany - 28 November 2012
*Rennes, France - 29 November 2012
*part of the NI/AWR Design and Test Symposium
AWR Activities at European Microwave Week
AWR has an exciting slate of activities planned for European Microwave Week 2012, being held in Amsterdam from October 28 through November 2. Highlights include software demonstrations in Booth #416
of AWR 2011, our newest product -- Analyst™ 2012, six MicroApps presentations, and a customer appreciation Happy Hour co-hosted by National Instruments.
For detailed information regarding all of AWR’s activities during EuMW, please visit http://web.awrcorp.com/EUMW2012/
App Note: AWR Connected™ for Antenna Magus: Design Flow for Base Station Antennas
Antenna Magus now brings automated synthesis capability to the field of antenna design. Antenna Magus automates the initial selection/narrowing of scope aspect of the design process, enabling the engineer to evaluate more options and develop deeper insights within shorter amounts of time. This design note describes how antennas designed in Antenna Magus can be exported as models to AWR's Microwave Office™/AXIEM® software for analysis and integration with circuits and other system components, truly integrating the design of the antenna into the overall design of the device and the system.
App Note: Design of a Near Field Communication Antenna System
NFC is being developed as a form of contactless communication between wireless devices like smartphones and tablets. This application note describes a sample Rohde & Schwarz NFC design using Microwave Office/AXIEM. Thanks to its ability to incorporate EM models easily into nonlinear schematics, as well as support for EM model parameterization and interpolation, AWR software is well suited to the design of NFC antenna systems, which require EM simulation of both the polling and listening sides of the antenna system, as well as the incorporation of discrete elements, including nonlinear diode bridges that convert RF energy into DC signals.
AWR Marketing Team