Cadence Design Systems and National Instruments (NI) today have entered into a definitive agreement, as Cadence makes a move on acquiring AWR Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of NI. The intention? To gain a foothold in the market that AWR specialises in: high-frequency RF EDA software technology, thanks to a talented team of experts. This comes as part of a strategic collaboration, amalgamating Cadence and NI’s offerings through an expanded relationship, filtered through communication ambitions.  

Elaborating on what AWR software provides, it’s used by microwave and RF engineers to design wireless products for complex, high-frequency RF applications. The technology helps customers accelerate the design and product development cycle of systems used in communications, aerospace and defense, semiconductor, computer, and consumer electronics, by helping reduce the time it takes to go from concept to manufacturing.
“Companies designing communication and radar chips, modules and systems face increasing time-to-market pressure in high-growth 5G/wireless applications. Creating differentiated products, while reducing cycle time requires a seamless design, simulation and analysis environment,” said Dr. Anirudh Devgan, president of Cadence. “The addition of AWR’s talent and technologies will enable us to provide more integrated and optimised RF design solutions, thereby accelerating system innovation as we execute our Intelligent System Design strategy.”
For more information on the relevant companies/subsidiaries, click on their respective links: Cadence, NI, AWR.