The NI AWR Design Environment 14 What's New document is organized into several sections including:
“NI AWR Design Environment Features” - Common improvements to all products.
“Microwave Office and Analog Office Features” - Microwave Office and Analog Office -specific improvements.
“Visual System Simulator (VSS) Features” - Visual System SimulatorTM (VSS)-specific improvements.
“Analyst 3D Editor Features ” - Analyst 3D Editor-specific improvements.
“Migration Issues” - Migration issues from previous versions to the current version.
Features listed in this document may also include links to videos or
reference examples included in the NI AWR Design Environment installation. Examples are listed by file
name, for example:
filename.emp. To find an example in the NI AWR Design Environment
suite, choose and type the example name.
The following are updates for minor versions:
Visit the Announcing V14 page of the Knowledge Base for the most recent information regarding this release. New examples and videos are uploaded as they become available.
New FLEX tools and vendor daemon are required for Floating licensing.
NI AWR Design Environment v14 software no longer supports HASP4 hardware dongles. Customers using HASP4 dongles must transition to HASP HL dongles.
Remote EM Computing requires the TOK-100 license feature.
The Component Synthesis Wizard and Mixer and Multiplier Synthesis Wizard both require the SWS-100 license feature.
License feature ANA-100 now includes the Analyst-MP Driven Frequency and Eigenmode solvers.
NOTE: NI AWR Design Environment v14 software is the last release to support Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems.
See “Licensing Changes” for details.
“AWR and Analyst Installer”: Single AWR installer now available.
“Enhanced Data Processing and Display”: Create Dynamic Data displays.
“Updated Tuner and Element Options Dialog Boxes”: Sort and filter on tuned variables and element parameters.
“AntSyn Antenna Synthesis”: Automated design, synthesis, and optimization of antennas that can be imported into the NI AWR Design Environment suite.
“Phased Array Generator Wizard”: Design, configure and simulate planar phased array and MIMO systems.
“Scripting Resources”: Additional resources for developers of Visual Basic scripts.
“Network Synthesis Wizard”: Create and compare multiple optimized two-port matching networks.
“Plotting Measurements Versus Output Power, Voltage, or Current”: Simplified plotting of nonlinear measurements versus a user-defined x-axis.
“PCB Import Wizard Enhancements”: Import and simulate PCB boards with fewer mouse clicks.
“iNet Enhancements”: Easier routing of iNets.
“APLAC Loop Gain Analysis”: Measure loop gain of transistor feedback networks without modifying the circuit.
“Updated Layout Manager”: Additional capabilities to sort and organize drawing layers.
“EM Editor Improvements”: More efficient port and STACKUP editing.
“AXIEM Performance”: Faster simulations.
“Analyst Performance”: Faster simulations.
“Analyst Options”: More accurate results without increasing simulation time.
“Analyst Frequency-dependent Materials”: Specify STACKUP material parameters as a function of frequency.
“Analyst Internal Wave Ports”: Add wave ports inside the simulation boundary.
“Phased Array and MIMO Systems”: Design and model large element count phased array systems.
“Bus Support”: Simplify wiring system diagrams with a large number of channels.
“LDPC Encoder/Decoder”: Encoder and decoder for DVB-S2 standard.
“5G, NB-IoT and LTE Standards”: New communication standards and test benches.