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For Immediate Release

AWR  & P&H Technology Team Microwave OfficeTM 2001 with SoftPlot to combine Measurement with Simulation


EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — April 28th 2001— AWR has entered into a long term strategic alliance with P&H Technology Consultants to integrate simulation with test to provide a complete verification suite.  SoftPlot for Microwave Office provides direct access to popular test equipment for manufacturers such as:  Anritsu Wiltron, Rohde & Schwarz, Marconi Instruments, Fluke/Philips, Tektronix, Boonton,  Lecroy, Yokogawa, IFR, Wandel & Goltermann, Advantest, Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies.  SoftPlot for Microwave Office supports a wide variety of equipment types, including: network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, modulation analyzers and oscilloscopes. 


SoftPlot utilizes the advanced COM API capabilities of Microwave Office to become a virtual “plug-in” application providing the ability to quickly compare simulation and measurements and/or interactively combine the power of simulation with measurement.  This capability now gives users of Microwave Office a direct interface to measurement equipment with the largest multi-vendor selection of instruments ever offered in a High Frequency EDA platform.


“We see this as a great offering to the High Frequency EDA community” said Ron Patston the Vice President of Marketing for AWR “This is really the first time in many years that a High Frequency EDA vendor has supported a true multi-vendor interface to measurement equipment”


SoftPlot for Microwave Office is available on the current Microwave Office 2001 CD. Further information about this product can be found on the P&H website as well as the AWR website  The product is available and shipping in production quantities now as an add-on to Microwave Office 2001. 


About P&H Technology Consultants

P&H Technology Consultants of Cambridge, UK, was formed in 1991 and specializes in the design and development of custom electronic products and PC Windows software. Application areas include Test and Measurement  and RF and Microwave design. More information about P&H and its products and services may be obtained from the World Wide Web at


About Applied Wave Research

Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR), founded in 1994, is currently the fastest growing EDA company in the wireless industry and provides integrated EDA solutions for the design of wireless communications, defense electronics and high-speed computing and networking. AWR customers include leading electronics companies involved in the development of such wireless applications as cellular telephones, pagers, direct broadcast satellite (DBS), wireless local loop (WLL), collision avoidance radar, and other emerging technologies. AWR has sales representatives and distributors around the world. The company is headquartered in El Segundo, California. More information about the company and its products may be obtained from the World Wide Web at


AWR, the AWR logo, and Microwave Office 2001 are trademarks of Applied Wave Research, Inc. All others are properties of their holders.



For more information, please contact:

Ann Shubnell, Marketing Communications
Applied Wave Research, Inc.
1960 East Grand Avenue, Ste. 500, El Segundo, CA USA
Tel 310-726-3000 – Fax 310-726-3005



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