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Get the Software

AWR Design Environment platform v22.1 is available for download from the Downloads site.

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Read about the New Features

Read the comprehensive What's New document. This guide also ships in the software (Help > What's New).

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Important Announcements

See Licensing Changes for licensing and OS migration details. Refer to the Migrations Issues section of the What's New Document (Help > What's New) for changes in v22.1

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New in the AWR Design Environment

  • Additional Python resources for AWRDE: Added Getting Started Guides for using Python as a scripting language for the AWR Design Environment software. See Python.
  • Version Control Improvements: Enables large group design projects by managing AWR Design Environment documents with version control software. The improvements include support for LPF and symbol files, ability to revert back to a specific revision through History dialog box, Design Sync integration support for file-based vaults and module-based vaults and more.
  • Schematic and System Editor Enhancements: Upgraded the Swap Elements dialog box with filtering capabilities and check boxes that enable preservation of parameters and/or symbols.



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New in AWR Microwave Office

  • The Component Synthesis Wizard and the Mixer and Multiplier Synthesis Wizard no longer require additional licensing and are now available to all users.

  • Pointer - Hybrid optimizer: New hybrid, or combination of optimizers for simplification of existing methods.
  • Nimbix Cloud Support: Run Cadence AXIEM® 3D planar EM solver and Cadence Analyst™ 3D FEM EM solver in the cloud.
  • EMX Planar 3D Solver Integration: Run EMX simulation of silicon RFIC designs from within the AWR Design Environment platform.

  • Clarity 3D Solver Integration: Integration of the Cadence® Clarity™ 3D Solver enables direct simulation of 3D EM structures from within the AWR Design Environment platform.
  • Celsius Thermal Solver Integration: Run thermal analysis directly on structures created in the AWR Design Environment platform.

Cadence Unified Library

  • Silicon RF/mmWave IP Creation: Facilitate the design and analysis of RF/microwave, analog, and digital design elements together with Virtuoso platforms.
  • Enhanced Interoperability with Allegro and Virtuoso Platforms: Create and analyze RF/microwave IP in AWR Microwave Office and share schematic and layout with Virtuoso and Allegro platforms.
  • Enhanced SpectreRF Integration: Specify SpectreRF as the simulator for loadpull and VSS nonlinear model extraction
  • EMX Planar 3D Solver Integration: Run EMX simulation of silicon RFIC designs from within the AWR Design Environment platform.
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New in VSS

  • Data File Improvements: Smoother flow of co-simulating between VSS software and other external tools.
  • Amplifier Design: Application content for amplifier designers.
  • Mixer Design: Application content for mixer designers.
  • RF System Design: Application content for RF system designers.
  • RF Measurements: RF measurement related application content.