Media Alert

The Best of AWR Design Forum 2019 Now Available on Demand

May 18, 2020


For those who missed the live 2019 AWR Design Forum (ADF) tour and/or want to learn more about Cadence® AWR Design Environment® software, a video collection of the best presentations from customers, partners and academia is now available for on-demand viewing (registration required) on the site.

The collection is organized into five tracks addressing various aspects of RF/microwave design and highlights presentations from key industry experts Dr. Steve Cripps, Cardiff University, Dr. Zoya Popovic, University of Colorado, Dr. Dominic FitzPatrick, Ametek-CTS and Dan Swanson, DGS Associates, as well as prominent companies such as Wolfspeed, Arralis, UMS, AMCAD, OMMIC and Focus Microwaves.

Highlights include:

Track 1: Keynote and Industry Insights 

  • Active and Passive Matching in RF Power Amplifiers (PAs) – Dr. Steve Cripps, Cardiff 
  • Instability in High Power Amplifiers – Dr. Dominic FitzPatrick, Ametek-CTS
  • Design Flow for Cavity Combline Filters – Dan Swanson, DGS Associates
  • RF/Microwave Design in Teaching – Dr. Zoya Popovic, University of Colorado

Track 2: Semiconductor Technology and Modeling 

  • Wolfspeed RF Device Modeling
  • UMS Gallium Nitride-on-Silicon Carbide (GaN-on-SiC) 
  • OMMIC 5G High-Power and Low-Noise Applications
  • AMCAD Coupled Effect Between Antenna Arrays and Front Ends

Track 3: PA and Front-End Design

  • Arralis’s HPA Design for Satellite Communications
  • Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) PA Design
  • Focus Microwaves High-Efficiency PAs
  • Doherty PA Design

Track 4: EM Analysis and Design Optimization

  • Best Practices for Electromagnetic (EM) Simulation
  • Tips and Tricks for Silicon RFIC Designs 
  • 5G Narrowband 28-GHz Bandpass Filter Design

Track 5: Communication/Radar System Simulation

  • 5G Phased-Array Antenna Simulation
  • RF Link Budget Analysis
  • Phase Noise Modeling

To learn more and to register to gain access to the online content, visit