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CommScope Designer Develops Inverted-F Antenna With NI AWR Software

May 22, 2019

Johannes Steigert, an RF engineer at multi-national network infrastructure provider CommScope, was challenged to develop a mobile communications inverted-F antenna for a printed-circuit board (PCB) with severely limited space, requiring difficult tradeoffs between the theoretical design and performance.
The sophisticated capabilities and speed of Microwave Office circuit design software, inclusive of the AXIEM planar electromagnetic (EM) simulator, helped the team cut the number of prototype spins and delivered a first-time-right solution for the given problems.  “NI AWR software combines simplicity with the ability to deliver highly-complex solutions in less time compared to conventional development approaches,” said Steigert. 
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