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Wireless, Microwave and Radiofrequency Design in your MCAD

RF and Microwave components market size is projected to reach USD 17.54 Billion by 2022, according to market research firm, Grand View Research, Inc.  This surge is attributable to the burgeoning adaption of consumer electronics, especially smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and smart televisions not only in the developed world but also in developing countries such as India, China, and Brazil.  Smart cars and satellite communication also rely heavily on RF and Microwave components.  The advancement in materials manufacturing such as SiGe and GaAs and in simulation technologies including MCAD, and CAE are also expected to drive industry growth.

There are several CAE Microwave and RF software packages but they mostly suffer from MCAD incompatibility and aloneness which makes them inefficient and unproductive.  HFWorks makes the exception.  It is not only 100% compatible with Solidworks and SpaceClaim, it is integrated in these 2 most popular MCAD packages. You may even grab a CAD model from the burgeoning number of free 3D CAD models available from CAD depositories such as grabcad.com,   www.3dcontentcentral.com, and  www.traceparts.com and save time and effort. 

What Kind of RF and Microwave component Can I Simulate with HFWorks?

You name your RF and Microwave component, HFWorks can simulate it, including:

  • Filters
  • Duplexers
  • Dividers,
  • Couplers,
  • Connectors,
  • Resonators,
  • Waveguides,
  • Oscillators,
  • Attenuators,
  • Isolators,
  • Circulators,
  • RF Coils


In addition to standard high frequency output parameters such as electric and magnetic fields, scattering matrix, impedances, and VSWR, HFWorks can also give you the temperature and temperature gradient due to dielectric and conductor losses in your RF and Microwave component.  The following examples should illustrate the power of HFWorks and its seamless MCAD integration.