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Simulation offers the greatest opportunity to shorten your design time and improve manufacturability and quality. RF designers increasingly rely on electromagnetic (EM) simulations to characterize board designs before the first component is placed, and continue to use EM analysis right through manufacturing handoff. New capabilities in automation and EM analysis are critical as board designs become denser and new manufacturing processes allow you to squeeze more performance out of PCB designs.
A known limitation of EM simulators is that simulation time grows exponentially with the size of the problem. With each new release of AWR Design Environment software, the AWR AXIEM 3D planar and AWR Analyst 3D finite-element method (FEM) EM simulators meet this challenge by offering faster performance that shortens the time for simulation and problem resolution alike.
AWR Design Environment software, including both the AWR AXIEM and AWR Analyst EM simulators, provides you with greatly improved performance and accurate results in support of increasingly complex structures.
AWR AXIEM EM simulation is based on the method-of-moments (MoM) technology. Improvements to key features in the latest release include:
AWR Analyst EM simulation is based on FEM. Improvements to key features in the latest release include:
To learn more about AWR AXIEM and Analyst EM simulator enhancements, view the five-minute New EM Features video on the Cadence YouTube Knowledge and Learning subchannel.
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