7 October 2010


AWR Connected for CapeSym SYMMIC launched to streamline thermal analysis of MMICs

At this week’s IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS) in Monterey, CA, USA (4–5 October), high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) software tool provider AWR Corp of El Segundo, CA, USA and engineering services company CapeSym Inc (which provides electronic materials processing, process optimization, and thermal management solutions) jointly demonstrated AWR Connected for CapeSym SYMMIC.

The new AWR Connected product allows high-power RF designers to perform thermal analysis on monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) that are first designed within the AWR Microwave Office (MWO) design environment. AWR says that the combination of its MWO high-frequency design platform and CapeSym’s easy-to-use SYMMIC templates produce what is claimed to be unparalleled electrical/thermal design-stage analysis of high-power RF components.

AWR reduces development time and cost for products employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace and defense, and electro-optical applications.

*At CSICS, Steve Brown of TriQuint Semiconductor was joined by AWR’s solution architect Jim Carroll (an active member of the IEEE CSICS steering committee) in moderating the panel session ‘Changing MMIC EDA Design Flows & Tools: Lessons Learned and Future Directions’, in which AWR executive VP of sales & marketing & co-founder Ted Miracco also participated as a panel member.

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