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New Genesys software offers enhanced RF statistical capability

Posted: 25 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Genesys software? RF/microwave accuracy? statistical capability?

Genesys 2007.08

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it is shipping the latest version of the Genesys software, which includes new statistical and electromagnetic analyses that provide affordable, first-pass accuracy for RF and microwave designs, resulting in shorter physical design cycles and faster time to market.

The Genesys 2007.08 features EDA environment that has realistic statistical component variations, histograms and yield optimization at a price that is comparable with consumer-oriented computational software. These new statistical analysis features, together with Agilent's Momentum GX (planar-3D EM simulator) enables highly accurate physical design. The powerful combination of technologies is available at a price that individual designers and small-budget design houses can afford.

The Genesys statistical features include new statistical distribution functions, applicable to any variable or component parameter and histogram plots, for use with circuit, RF system, and EM simulation types. It also has 17 new statistics-oriented equations and measurements and new licensing options for keyless licensing and accelerated evaluations.

In addition, when combined with statistical Monte Carlo and Yield Optimization, along with physical models, RF-aware layout, and circuit/system/EM simulators, Genesys 2007.08 provides the key capabilities for high-performance physical design.

Genesys 2007.08 also provides voltage-based system models and measurements, so that Spectrasys, the system design tool for use with Genesys, can be applied to modern, RFIC-based system architectures.

"The inspiration for our enhanced statistical capability originated with one of our larger customers using Six Sigma design techniques," said Daren McClearnon, product marketing manager with Agilent's EEs of EDA division. "The customer wanted to implement Six Sigma methodology at the RF system architecture level, to transition away from spreadsheet-based tools. By implementing the required statistical capability as part of the Genesys platform, we fulfilled not only the customer's desire for more elegant system architecture tools, but we also opened these high-yield techniques to the broader RF community."

Current Genesys software suites include four bundles that are priced less than $10,000. Configurations for high-yield linear design start at $3,995. The Genesys/Momentum GX bundle is priced at approximately $15,000.

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