About Us

AWR Corporation, A National Instruments Company

About NI AWR Software:

The wireless revolution that has brought smartphones and Wi-Fi-enabled everything to you is largely thanks to NI AWR software. Our design tools are what microwave and RF engineers use to design wireless products....from base stations to cellphones to satellite communications.

We accelerate the design and product development cycle of high-frequency integrated circuits (ICs) and systems found within the aerospace/defense, semiconductor, computer, consumer electronics, and telecommunications markets by reducing the time it takes from concept through to manufacturing. The NI AWR software advantage is simple: an intuitive use model that delivers an exceptional user experience alongside an open design flow that supports third-party tools that deliver more compelling solutions.

NI AWR software solutions maximize user productivity, eliminating errors and design redundancies and quickening the pace to market.

About National Instruments:

Since 1976, NI has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful, flexible technology solutions that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries–from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics–use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

NI AWR Software Innovation Timeline

Year after year, from the first release of software in 1998 up through today, NI AWR software continues to showcase new innovations that deliver a productivity advantage to our many customers.  

Innovation Timeline:

  • 2018:  Network synthesis
  • 2017:  System-level load pull
  • 2016:  AntSyn™ antenna design software
  • 2015:  Load pull
  • 2014:  AWR Corporation is now National Instruments
  • 2012:  Analyst™ electromagnetic (EM) finite-element method (FEM) simulator
  • 2011:  Circuit-envelope technology
  • 2011:  AWR Corporation acquired by NI
  • 2010:  TDNN™ memory effect modeling technology
  • 2009:  MRHB™ multi-rate harmonic balance simulator
  • 2008:  AXIEM planar EM simulator
  • 2007:  ACE™ automated circuit extraction and RFA™ RF architect techologies
  • 2006:  Multiple-technology design environment for mixed and multiple process design kits (PDKs)
  • 2005:  Parasitic-extraction socket and APLAC software acquisition
  • 2004:  iNet™ ntelligent net technology
  • 2003:  EM Socket™ interoperability technology
  • 2002:  XML-based vendor libraries
  • 2001:  Circuit-system co-simulation and X-model transmission-line models
  • 2000:  Real-time 3D layout views
  • 1999:  Unified Data Model™ (UDM) for schematic / layout
  • 1998:  Object-oriented EDA with COM interface, real-time tuning, and measurement-driven simulation