AWR Announces AWR Connected™ for Rohde & Schwarz

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 8, 2009 AWR, the innovation leader in high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA), today announced AWR Connected for Rohde & Schwarz, which integrates the capabilities of R&S® WinIQSIM2 simulation software from the leading test and measurement manufacturer within its Visual System Simulator (VSS) system analysis software. The complete range of digitally-modulated signals generated by R&S WinIQSIM2, along with those already present within VSS, ensure that the same real-world test signals can be used throughout the design cycle.

The integration of R&S WinIQSIM2 gives VSS access to today's modern communication signals (including those for 3GPP LTE, 3GPP FDD/HSPA/HSPA+, and WiMAX). Having such accurate representation of signals in the VSS simulation environment ensures engineers are simulating their designs with the same signal as the device will encounter in service.

For cross-domain simulations, hardware components can easily be integrated into any simulation. The signals generated by the instrument are sent back into VSS so the device under test can be optimized in VSS to meet the performance goals of specific wireless network standards. The solution works with the Rohde & Schwarz high-performance vector signal generators such as the R&S® SMU200A, which offers outstanding RF and baseband performance and also provide signal processing capabilities such as real-time fading required for Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) measurements.

R&S WinIQSIM2 joins the AWR Connected product portfolio, which includes LTE-specific Rohde & Schwarz measurement solutions within VSS. Together with AWR’s Test Wave solution for linking measurement hardware and software, these tools provide the industry’s most complete solution for evaluating communication systems and subsystems using both basic RF signals and standards-compliant waveforms.


AWR Connected for R&S WinIQSIM2 will be previewed at IMS 2009 in Boston, week of June 8th, in AWR Booth 1418. Readers can get more detailed information by visiting, by calling AWR at (310) 726-3000, or by contacting either their local AWR or R&S representative.

About AWR

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. The company’s core technology is unique among high-frequency EDA platforms in that it is inherently open and flexible. AWR continually strengthens its product portfolio with innovative new technologies that enable faster, more streamlined product development, the most recent of which are the ACE™, RFA™, and AXIEM™ tools. 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 about AWR and its products, please visit

About Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radio monitoring and radio location, as well as secure communications. Established 75 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 7500 employees and achieved a net revenue of € 1.4 billion (US$ 1.9 billion) in fiscal year 2007/2008 (July 2007 to June 2008). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

© Copyright 2009 AWR Corporation. All rights reserved. AWR, the AWR logo, and Microwave Office are registered trademarks, and ACE, AWR Connected, AXIEM, RFA, and Visual System Simulator are trademarks of AWR Corporation. All others may be trademarks of their respective holders.


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