SoftPlot for Microwave Office

SoftPlot for Microwave Office is a special version of SoftPlot which has been developed to work directly with Microwave Office from Cadence-AWR. It 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. Equipment types supported include, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, modulation analyzers and oscilloscopes.

SoftPlot for Microwave Office 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 all the measurement equipment and features normally supported by SoftPlot. A "Microwave Office" tabbed page in the main program contains all the controls required for passing measurement data between SoftPlot and the currently opened Microwave Office design file.

An evaluation copy of SoftPlot for Microwave Office can be found on the current Microwave Office CD from Cadence-AWR. Alternatively it can be downloaded from our Download Area. To activate the full GPIB functionality a password is required. This can be obtained by sending us an e-mail at

You will also need a GPIB card from National Instruments, Agilent, ComputerBoards or Ines to make instrument transfers.

SoftPlot for Microwave Office can be purchased from some local AWR representatives (see Representation) or at our web store. The price includes one full year of maintenance and postage and package.


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