Impedance matching of high-frequency components is a key part of
antenna design that ensures maximum transfer of power between the
antenna and the transmitter / receiver circuitry. Antennas can be tuned to resonate at
the desired frequencies much more quickly and efficiently by first designing a matching
circuit rather than by making modifications to the antenna's physical dimensions.
A new application example describes a unique design flow using NI AWR Design Environment
Microwave Office for RF/microwave circuit simulation and AXIEM for planar EM analysis
and the AWR Connected™ for Optenni
third-party solution to design and match a 60-GHz printed antenna.
The NI AWR Design Environment
software portfolio includes RF/microwave electronic design automation (EDA) tools such
as Visual System Simulator™ for system design, Microwave Office/Analog Office for microwave/RF
circuit design, and AXIEM and Analyst™ for electromagnetic analysis. NI AWR software
tools help design engineers to dramatically reduce development time and cost for components,
circuits, systems and subsystems employed in wireless, high-speed wired, broadband, aerospace
and defense, and electro-optical applications. Readers can learn more at
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