AWR Press Release - December 2, 2009
AWR and NXP Offer RF Small-Signal Design Kit for NXP SiGe:C BiCMOS Process
Integrates seamlessly within AWR’s Microwave Office® high-frequency design software.
Segundo, Calif. — December 2, 2009 — AWR, the innovation leader in high-frequency electronic design
automation (EDA), and NXP Semiconductor have announced that a small-signal RF design kit is available for NXP’s
SiGe:C silicon germanium bipolar junction complementary metal oxide semiconductor (BiCMOS) process. The design kit
installs easily within AWR’s Microwave Office software and functions as an integrated part of the simulation
“Microwave Office Design Kit Version v1.0” provides models for RF components such as wideband devices,
diodes, junction FETs, dual-gate MOSFETs, and MMICs, and includes SPICE parameters, S parameters, noise
parameters, and data sheets. NXP’s BiCMOS process speeds the migration from GaAs to silicon components with
low-noise performance and IP availability. The process is optimized to allow users to incorporate more
functionality into devices at competitive costs and in less space. It delivers high levels of integration and
performance at high frequencies that can enhance next-generation RF products such as low-noise amplifiers,
medium-power amplifiers, and local oscillators used in wireless user equipment and infrastructure.
Microwave Office Design Kit Version v1.0 and its installation manual are available on the NXP Web site at
AWR is the innovation leader in high-frequency EDA software that
dramatically reduces development time and cost for products employed in wireless, high-speed wired broadband,
aerospace and defense, and electro-optical applications. AWR continually strengthens its product portfolio with
innovative new technologies that enable faster, more streamlined product development, the most recent of which are
MRHB™, AXIEM™, and ACE™. The privately-held company has thousands of active users and is headquartered at 1960
East Grand Avenue, Suite 430, El Segundo, Calif. 90245. For more information, visit www.awrcorp.com and
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