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Agilent boosts investment in RF/microwave design

Posted: 08 Jun 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:RF/microwave design? simulation technology? monolithic microwave IC?

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it will expand technologies in its Advanced Design System (ADS) and GENESYS design platforms to provide a full spectrum of software tools for microwave and RF designers.

The company is increasing investments in RF/microwave design and simulation technologies to help designers of monolithic microwave IC, systems-in-package and RF boards stay competitive when incorporating the latest communications standards and techniques. Agilent will increase raise investments in technology areas inlcuding:

  • ? full-wave 3D and planar electromagnetic simulation for applications;

  • ? integration of circuit, system and electromagnetic simulations under a common schematic and layout interface;

  • ? new simulation algorithms for signal integrity analysis as increasing data rates blur the boundaries between high-frequency analog and digital design and simulation;

  • ? computing platform utilization of accelerated hardware, parallel and distributed computers or processors;

  • simulation model technology for accurate, high-capacity design verification;

  • better physical design and tighter physical design integration with design flows from other popular CAD tools; and

  • vendor model libraries and foundry process design kit support for popular and emerging foundry models.

"Because we are the only company using our own, internally developed commercial EDA tools to design components for the test and measurement instruments we market, we must stay at least two steps ahead of today's industry, anticipating the direction of tomorrow's wireless technologies and products," said Jim McGillivary, VP and general manager of Agilent's EEsof EDA division.

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