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MWOffice 2002 Training

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Schedule Day 1

9:00 - 9:15 AWR Inc. - A Brief Overview.


9:15 - 10:00 Microwave Office – Design Methodology. (Hands on work)
10:00 - 10:15 TEA BREAK
10:15 - 12:00 The Design of an Low Noise Amplifier. (Hands on work)
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 13:15 Microwave Office – Libraries/Data/Spice Files/Netlists.
13:15 - 13:30 The Non-Linear Simulator.
13:30 - 15:00 The Design of a Medium Power Amplifier. (Hands on work)
15:00 - 15:15 TEA BREAK
15:15 - 17:00 The Design of a Medium Power Amplifier. (Continued)
17:00 - Questions

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Schedule Day 2

9:00 - 9:15 Optimisation.


9.15 - 10.00 Optimisation (Hands on work)
10:00 - 10:15 TEA BREAK
10:15 - 10:30 Yield and Design Centring.
10:30 - 11:30 Yield and Design Centring (Hands on work)
11:30 - 12:00 The Layout Design Environment.
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 13:20 Layout and Technology - Import and Export of Data into MWO.
13:20 - 13:40 Layout and Technology - Setting up MWO for your Technologies.
13:40 - 14:30 Layout and Technology - Building the LPF. (Hands on work)
14:30 - 15:00 Layout and Technology - Building Artwork Cells. (Hands on work)
15:00 - 15:15 TEA BREAK
15:15 - 17:00 Converting the LNA to a Practical Circuit. (Hands on work)
17:00 - Questions

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Schedule Day 3

9:00 - 9:30 Introduction to EMSight.


9:30 - 10:00 Building a Simple Example. (Hands on work)
10:00 - 10:15 TEA BREAK
10:15 - 12:00 Building a Hybrid Coupler and Resonator. (Hands on work)
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 13:15 Creating a New Schematic Symbols. (Hands on work)
13:15 - 13:30 Introduction to Multitone HB analysis.
13:30 - 15:00 Building and Simulating a Microwave Mixer. (Hands on work)
15:00 - 15:15 TEA BREAK.
15:15 - 15:30 Designing Oscillators with MWO.
15:30 - 16:30 Building and Simulating a Microwave Oscillator. (Hands on work)
16:30 - Feedback Form, Questions & Close

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AWR – Company Background

Headquarters in El Segundo, Los Angeles, USA.


Offices in New York, Boulder, San Jose, USA & London, UK, Tokyo,
Japan.
Authorized resellers in 30 Countries, 12 USA representatives.
Management Team
James Spoto President & CEO
Formerly founder of Conexant Systems, & Cadence Analog Division..
Dr Joe Pekarek, Founder
Formerly MMIC design manager at Hughes.
Ted Miracco, Executive VP
Formerly with Cadence design systems & EEsof Inc
Dr Stephen Maas, Chief Technology Officer
Widely published expert in non-linear design, i.e. “Microwave Cook Book”
Steve Evans-Pughe, VP International Operations
Formerly EEsof & Hewlett Packard Director of European Operations
Dane Collins, Chief Operating Officer
Formerly Director of Analog division Cadence Design Systems.
Ron Patston, VP Sales
Formerly Marketing Manger Agilent Santa Rosa

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AWR – Company Background

Dramatically increase the productivity of


Microwave & RF Engineers.
BY:
Reducing the complexity of using advanced design
tools by 10X.

Pioneering techniques that greatly increase


simulation accuracy and reduce the complexity of
designs.

Priced to enable every engineer to have MWOffice


on their desktop.

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Some of AWR’s Customers

Ericsson NEC Allgon


Siemens Dell Computer Hitachi
Alcatel Seagate Sanyo
Thomson Cisco Teledyne
Bosch Vectron Saab
Rhode & Schwarz Watkins-Johnson M/A Com
TDK Allied Signal Toshiba
Mitsubishi Intel Cascade Micro
Cannon Systems REMEC Denso
Hughes RF Micro Device ABB
Northrop Grumman Maxon Infineon
Filtronic PLC BAe Miteq
TRW Sagem Anritsu
Rafael Lucent Alpha Ind
ComDev Motorola TransCom
UMS Celeritek Sony
Fujitsu TriQuint Oki
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Financial Growth

AWR Inc
is growing rapidly
because
companies are
realising the
benefits of change.
• Designer
Productivity
• Superior Accuracy
• Cost Effective

(MWOffice was introduced


June 1998)

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AWR Core Technology

Object Orientated Win98/2000/NT base architecture


Flexibility & scalability
Fully “Microsoft use model” compliant interface.
Ease of Use
High Accuracy EM based modeling
Simulation accuracy
Simulation math caching
Simulation speed
Internet Enabled
Support, Device libraries, help etc

Designers that can use Microsoft “Word” start being


productive with MWOffice in less than one day.

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A Unique Design Environment

Traditional Microwave Office


EDA Systems 2002

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Microwave Office 2001

Single Database Design environment


Schematic & Layout editors for Hybrid, MMIC LTCC &
MCM designs. Fully Web enabled for model, library, & help
update, Context sensitive audio visual help throughout,
fully complaint with the Microsoft “Use Model” .
Incorporating 2D & 3D viewing, Design Rule Checking
(DRC), and a Visual Basic programming & customization
editor.
Electromagnetic simulator (EMSight)
Industry proven, Method of Moments, Galerkin method,
unlimited layers, ports, sub-circuits, 3D Viewing, Antenna
measurements, Visualisation.
Linear frequency domain (VoltaireLS)
Extremely fast nodal circuit analysis, unlimited ports, sub-
circuits, imports Touchstone/Spice netlists, intuitive
schematic capture,

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Microwave Office 2001

Non-Linear Harmonic Balance (VoltaireXL)


Completely rewritten for V4, very fast, optimized for RF &
Microwave circuits with easy user defined model creation.
Non-Linear Volterra Static (VoltaireXL)
Written by Dr Stephen A. Maas. Perturbation method
for near linear amplifiers up to 1 dB compression, as
fast as linear nodal analysis
Systems Simulation (VSS)
Envelope simulation for complex signal & DSP
analysis, can be used for co-simulation or
standalone for advanced users.
Custom model & layout macro “Wizards”
Extensive linear & non-linear device libraries
MMIC Foundry libraries

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Summary of Capabilities

Schematic capture
Multi-layer layout editor
Design rule checking (Polygon/electrical)
Layout dimensioning and Manufacturing documentation
Input/Output formats for Gerber, DXF, GDSII, Excellon
Input/Output data formats Spice, Touchstone, Systems
(AM-AM, AM-PM, Spectral)
Linear frequency domain simulator
Non-linear Harmonic Balance simulator
Non-linear Volterra simulator
Non-linear Noise simulator
2.5D Electromagnetic simulator
Systems simulator (VSS)

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Summary of Capabilities

Filter Synthesis
Oscillator design automation
Optimisation (10 optimisers)
Yield analysis / Design Centring
Swept variables
Tuning
Non-linear device libraries
Linear device libraries
Extensive element models
MMIC foundry libraries
Parametric sub circuits
SMC libraries
Visual Basic customisation environment

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Key Capabilities

The FIRST truly accurate discontinuity models


EM Based models
Microstrip, Stripline, Co-planar Waveguide etc (many
more to come)
Microstrip TEE

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EM Based Models

Generalized technique for all distributed elements.

Input
Parameters

Post-Process from
L1 C1 Equivalent Circuit
Dat a Stored … … to Electrica l
… … Para meters

No Direct Interpolation

EM Simulat ion
S11 S22 S12
0.01 0.02 0.97
Pre-Process to …. …. ….
Equiv. Circuit …. …. ….
…. …. ….

Stored Data

PORT PORT
P=1 P=2
Z=50 Ohm MTEEX$ Z=50 Ohm
1 2
MLIN MLIN 1 MTEEX$2 MLIN 1 MTEEX$2 MLIN 1 2 MLIN MLIN
2 1
W=W0 mil W=W1 mil 3 W=W3 mil 3 W=W3 mil 3 W=W1 mil MSTEPX$ W=W0 mil
MSTEPX$
L=L0 mil L=L1 mil L=L3 mil L=L3 mil L=L1 mil L=L0 mil

MSUB MLIN MLIN MLIN


Er=2.94
H=30 mil W=W2 mil W=W4 mil W=W2 mil
T=1.4 mil L=L2A mil L=L4 mil L=L2A mil
Rho=0.7
Tand=0.0013
ErNom=2.94
Name=SUB1

MOPENX$
MOPENX$ MLIN MOPENX$
MBEND90X$
W=W2 mil MBEND90X$
M=0 MLIN
L=L2B mil M=0
W=W2 mil
L=L2B mil

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EM Based Models

Interpolation tables saved for Substrates (Er Nom)

Independent Frequency, Width 1, Width 2


Parameters:
Fixed Parameters: Conductor Thickness, Metal
Conducti vity, Dielectric Loss Tangent,
Cover Hei ght
Statistical Dielectric Constant, Substrate Hei ght
Parameters:
Ignored Parameters: Temperat ure, Humidity

Separation of the Input


Parameters of the Model
from the view of a user on
the circuit simulator leads
to well defined segregation
Interpolation Data over the Independent
Parameters are stored in a file for one set of Fixed
Parameters (one Substrate)
Statistical Parameters are included using localized
first order models

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EM Based Models

Under EM models & iCell in the Element browser


EM models all have an X suffix ie MTEEX

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EM Based Model Accuracy

Comparison for Microstrip Tee at 7GHz


Design is ¼ wavelength open stub filter

Grey = ADS 1.3 MTEE

Black = 2.5D EM

Red = EM based models

Pink = AWR MTEE

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Key Capabilities

Remove the need of VARIABLES

iCells
Microstrip, Stripline, Co-planar Waveguide etc (many
more to come)
Saves time and costly mistakes

Other Suppliers use “variables” to link together the


widths, lengths, and other parameters that transmission
lines share .

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iCells

Elements that automatically calculate the widths of the


tracks they are connected to.
iCells all have a $ suffix ie MTEE$
NOTE: NO parameters required and NO Variables needed!

MTRACE MTRACE
ID=X1 ID=X2
W=.2 mm W=1 mm
L=10 mm L=10 mm
BType=2 MTEEX$ BType=2
M=0.6 ID=MT1 M=0.6
1 2

MTRACE
ID=X3
W=3 mm
L=10 mm
BType=2
M=0.6

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Key Capabilities

Remove the need for BEND placement


MTRACE, MCTRACE
Microstrip, Stripline, & Co-planar layout routing
elements
Saves time and makes layout easy

Other Suppliers use “Line + Bend+ Line +


Bend” to link together interconnecting lengths
of transmission line .

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TRACE Routing Elements

Elements that once placed in the schematic can be


routed from the layout.

MTRACE
ID=X1 MCTRACE
W=0.5 mm ID=TL1
L=11.5 mm W=0.5 mm
BType=2 L=13.3864 mm
M=0.6 R=2 mm

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TRACE routing Elements

Reduce the complexity of your layout 10 fold.

Conventional design software Microwave Office 2000

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Key Capabilities

Customisation & Design Automation

MWOffice now allows the user to create macros


that will automate the design of circuits.

The COM interface also enables 3rd party


applications to be seamlessly integrated into the
Mwoffice environment.

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Design Automation

Filter Wizard
Low pass
Band pass
High pass
Band Stop

Sweep Parameter Wizard

Load Pull Wizard

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User Customisation Interface

Advanced Application Programming Interface


(API)
Supports Design Synthesis
Microsoft Component Object Model (COM)
Visual Basic Scripting Engine
Links to Databases & Internet Access
Multi-platform Support

Benefits-
Automates & Accelerates Design Process
Captures the Design Methodology
Integrates Synthesis, Analysis & Mfg. Tools
Virtually No Limits on What is Possible
Unlimited Customization
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COM Programming Interface

Scripting can be done using


the built in Microwave Office
scripting engine or with any
programming environment
COM Scripting Engine that supports COM automation

Microwave
Office Access Matlab
Example COM
Automation
Servers

Excel Lab View ....

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Design Automation Interface

Easy enough be used by any user


NOTE: This slide shows an example of a script. THIS IS NOT THE FILTER WIZARD

PORT IND IND IND IND IND IND


P=1 ID=L1 ID=L2 ID=L3 ID=L4 ID=L5 ID=L6
Z=50 Ohm L=2.79665 nH L=4.26672 nH L=4.37482 nH L=4.37482 nH L=4.26672 nH L=2.79665 nH

PORT
P=2
CAP CAP CAP CAP CAP Z=50 Ohm
ID=C1 ID=C2 ID=C3 ID=C4 ID=C5
C=0.811234 pF C=0.875951 pF C=0.88359 pF C=0.875951 pF C=0.811234 pF

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The Microwave Office Design Environment

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AWR Support

Local support – in local language.


Reseller Application Engineer in same time zone.

International support – in UK
Malcolm Edwards and Andrew Wallace

US Support
Core development and design team

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AWR Training

On-line, powerful help information

Interactive tutorials from within MWOffice or


from training CD

Multimedia video tutorial on the training CD


(run as standalone CD, no need for MWO)

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A Simple Design (Demonstration)

User Interface
Pull down menus
Button bars
Explorer bar
Project
Elements
VAR
Layout
Schematic/Layout/Equation/Graph windows
Right mouse key menus
Speed keys/SHIFT,CTRL,TAB

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A Simple Design (Demonstration)

Load a manufacturing process (.LPF files)


Set Frequencies
Create a new schematic
Place elements on the schematic
Create a graph & add measurements
Simulate the circuit
Tune the element values

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