21 March 2011

AWR and CapeSym sign reselling deal for electrical-thermal MMIC co-design

High-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) software tool provider AWR Corp of El Segundo, CA, USA has signed an agreement with engineering services company CapeSym Inc (which provides electronic materials processing, process optimization, and thermal management solutions) that names AWR as the global and exclusive reseller of CapeSym’s SYMMIC software package for thermal analysis of microwave integrated circuits (MMICs).

Marketed as AWR Connected for CapeSym SYMMIC, the product allows high-power RF designers to perform thermal analysis on MMICs designed within AWR’s Microwave Office software. Demonstrated jointly by the two firms at the IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS) in Monterey, CA last October, AWR Connected for CapeSym SYMMIC is now commercially available.

“High power and heat go hand-in-hand, and our customers performing power amplifier design have repeatedly inquired about coupled thermal solutions,” says AWR executive Ted Miracco. “Now, we can offer a technically robust and MMIC-specific circuit simulation and thermal profiling solution,” he adds.

“This partnership is ideal because AWR’s Microwave Office is the tool-of-choice for leading MMIC designers in commercial, aerospace and defense sectors, and SYMMIC is most impactful when tightly coupled to it,” comments CapeSym’s founder Shari Motakef. “AWR’s outstanding use-model, user interface, and customer support made it a natural choice for us to partner with, not only in terms of functionality but also for the global deployment of our joint solution.”

AWR’s Microwave Office high-frequency design platform and CapeSym’s SYMMIC templates produce what is claimed to be unique electrical-thermal MMIC co-design of high-power RF components.

See related items:

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


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