Barcelona, March 27, 2019 – Fractus Antennas (NN) and its Virtual Antenna™ components will be available within the NI AWR Software from April 2019. Any NI AWR user can now choose from the NN Library set, the antenna component and finally implement the matching network within the frequency bands from 650MHz to 6GHz.
This new design option, thanks to the new National Instruments and Fractus Antennas partnership, is another step forward in Fractus Antennas’ commitment to getting the wireless design and antenna integration easy and complete, to accelerate the time to market of any wireless design project matching the upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) wave.
It´s the first time any customer can complete an RF design in one step within an RF circuit design software. The antenna is treated as any other electronic component because it does not need customization anymore and, by only adjusting the matching network to the required frequency band for each application, the schematic, including the antenna, is completed. Based on NN´s Virtual Antenna™ technology, the software offers a group of [S] parameters for several wireless platforms, with different PCB/ground plane form factor and clearance area dimensions. By choosing the file with the closer specs to the device the user can implement the matching network easy and fast in just a few clicks.
The Fractus Antennas Library XML library is available directly from within the elements tab of NI AWR Design Environment software and could be from April after the first demonstration at the Edi Con China Conference (1-3 April), where any customer can attend to the Fractus Antennas workshop, “Antenna Boosters for IoT Devices”. Discover how to get a free registration for the demo here.
Any customer can obtain a trial version of NI AWR Software and experiment with these parts directly.
About Fractus Antennas
Barcelona-based Fractus Antennas SL designs, manufactures and commercializes miniature, off-the-shelf antennas for IoT, mobile connectivity, and short-range wireless devices. Founded as an independent antenna product business in 2015, Fractus Antennas was born out of the main Fractus operation and combines a respected R&D team with proven manufacturing capabilities and scale to bring to market a new generation of antenna products to meet the mobile and wireless connectivity needs of OEMs.
About NI AWR Software
The NI AWR Design Environment software platform includes RF/microwave electronic design automation (EDA) tools such as Visual System Simulator™ system design software, Microwave Office/Analog Office microwave/RF circuit design software and AXIEM and Analyst™ EM analysis software. The NI AWR software product portfolio also includes AntSyn™ antenna design and synthesis software and AWR Connected™ third-party solutions. Collectively, these products empower 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. More information is available at ni.com/awr.