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3D simulation tool simplifies wireless design

Posted: 29 Jun 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:modeling and verification tool? 3D wireless design? 3D simulation tool?

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the release of its Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS)a 3D, dedicated design, modeling and verification tool for antenna systems and placement.

Based on proven electromagnetic (EM) technology that Agilent acquired in September 2006, AMDS lowers design and quality risks by simulating the entire wireless appliance together with its environment. It ensures compliance with regulatory and operator demands such as over-the-air performance and SAR. It also analyses antenna diversity for multiple-input, multiple-output.

Industry leaders such as Research In Motion (RIM) have already adopted AMDS for research and development of their wireless appliances, said Agilent.

Agilent's AMDS contains intelligent CAD import capabilities, along with the traditional drawing interface, making it easier and faster to perform 3D EM simulations than traditional simulators.

The AMDS full-wave 3D EM design environment facilitates cross-functional teamwork between antenna and product designers through seamless and efficient exchange of CAD data, eliminating modeling rework for subsequent design iterations. It also guarantees antenna placement performance by taking the entire physical wireless appliance into account and improves end-user product performance by introducing real-world interaction with the human body directly into the EM simulation.

"To improve efficiency, the wireless appliance industry is increasingly using outsourced and modular design," said Erwin De Baetselier, program manager, Agilent's EEsof EDA division. "However, the transceiver/antenna physical test phase remains a critical bottleneck for time-to-market. With its ability to import, mesh and simulate the entire wireless appliance, AMDS overcomes the challenge of meeting operator and regulatory demands and end-user expectations in terms of reception, voice quality and battery life. It is the only software technology available today that addresses the needs of rapidly evolving wireless appliance design."

AMDS is available now, with prices starting at $50,000.

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