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AWR Connected for Sonnet Now Supports EM Socket II Architecture Within V13 NI AWR Design Environment

Jan 30, 2017

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. and NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y.

NI AWR Design Environment Version 13 now offers an improved flow between AWR Connected™ for Sonnet® and Sonnet Suites Version 16.54 using the latest EM Socket II architecture, which streamlines design flows between NI AWR software and third-party electromagnetic (EM) tools.

The new partner flow boasts 64-bit compatibility, as well as asynchronous EM simulations, and is perfect for printed circuit board (PCB) and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design applications. AWR Connected for Sonnet provides an integrated “solver on request” interface that enables users to work within NI AWR Design Environment, specifically Microwave Office circuit design software, while integrating Sonnet’s high-accuracy simulation engine, em® to edit and analyze circuits.  

To simplify usage, Microwave Office contains dialog boxes that provide control settings for Sonnet’s analysis tool. The software’s global settings efficiently apply to all EM structures in a project, while local settings allow for precision application to a single EM structure within the project.  The interface also offers the option of accessing Sonnet-exclusive features such as parameters or dielectric bricks, when editing is done within the Sonnet Project Editor. Once a project analysis is completed in Sonnet Suites, the user can easily import the resulting data back into the Microwave Office environment. 

Pricing and Availability
The AWR Connected for Sonnet solution is available to qualifying mutual customers. Contact your local NI AWR software representatives for further details, pricing and licensing options. Contact your Sonnet representative or the Sonnet support team for further details, including beta software.