AWR Connected - Mentor

Mentor

Printed Circuit Boards

Utilizing the ODB++ file format, the AWR Connected – Mentor flow ties BoardStation and Expedition PCB design/layout software solutions with the NI AWR software platform to provide a more complete software-to-software layout verification design environment for high-frequency/RF printed circuit boards (PCBs).

What are BoardStation and Expedition?

Mentor's enterprise-level PCB tools of BoardStation and Expedition readily address the faster clock rates, higher operating frequencies, and increasing component densities that today's designers require.

The integration of Mentor and NI AWR software, via ODB++, allows for the import of layout (full PCB, arbitrary section, and/or select traces with proximity), schematic creation from component/model information, as well as the automatic EM set-up preparation, ready for further EM simulation within NI AWR software.