Astra Speeds RF Design With NI AWR Software
NI, formerly AWR, has announced that Astra Microwave Products, an Indian design and manufacturing firm of RF/microwave modules and sub-systems, has designed an S-band GaAs monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) digital phase shifter as well as a digital attenuator for active phased-array radars using NI AWR Design Environment software.
Microwave Office gave the designers an advantage by speeding up the layout process as any changes made in the layout were automatically updated in the schematic with updated simulation results and AXIEM provided the designers with the ability to EM simulate and optimise the entire structure and avoid layout coupling.
"NI AWR software has improved the AMPL MMIC design flow and has reduced simulation times while at the same time providing better accuracy in simulation results," said K. Suman Reddy, assistant manager and M. Laxmi, engineer at Astra. "It has given us an incredible advantage by speeding up the entire layout process.''