RF/Microwave Circuit Design

Cadence® AWR® Microwave Office® circuit design software is used by leading manufacturers to accelerate product development of high-frequency electronics. RF-aware layout, high-frequency models, and a powerful harmonic balance (HB) simulator ensure accurate and fast simulation results for first-pass success. The intuitive interface, innovative design automation, and design-assist features promote optimum engineering productivity and accelerate design cycles for today's most challenging wireless applications.

Key Benefits


Best-in-class HB engine provides fast and rigorous convergence of highly nonlinear networks, addressing circuits with large transistor counts and/or harmonic content


Design automation, an intuitive interface, and scripting/customization supports all phases of product development in less time


Co-simulation with system and electromagnetic (EM) simulators provides in-situ parasitic extraction, design verification, and standards-compliant communication testbenches

Features at a Glance

  • APLAC® HB Simulator – Proprietary multi-rate harmonic balance engine provides robust linear and nonlinear frequency-domain circuit simulation

  • Comprehensive Libraries – Simulation models for discrete and IC-based active and passive devices, and distributed transmission lines

  • EM Analysis – Fully-integrated circuit/EM co-simulation for design verification and in-situ S-parameter extraction

  • Load Pull – State-of-the-art load-pull analysis and design support

  • Stability – Linear and nonlinear stability analysis

  • Synthesis – Impedance-matching and filter-synthesis wizards (options)