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Agilent Technologies to Present at Inaugural FPGA Summit

 

SAN JOSE, Calif., FPGA Summit, Dec. 8, 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that the company will participate in two seminar sessions here at the inaugural FPGA Summit. The event focuses on the design and use of FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays).

FPGAs offer flexible, rapid deployment of very high performance communications physical layer (PHY) architectures, such as those found in Software-Defined Radios (SDR). While the speed and reconfigurability of FPGAs have enabled new applications for signal processing, the complexity of SDR system architectures creates additional design challenges. At FPGA Summit, Agilent will present a fresh approach to these challenges, enabled by a new electronic system-level (ESL) design environment called SystemVue 2008.

"Traditional tools and approaches aren't always keeping up with the sophistication and pace of emerging waveforms," said Daren McClearnon, product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division. "At FPGA Summit, we are advocating an electronic system-level approach to PHY design. Beta testers are already enjoying time savings when using our approach on real physical layer FPGA projects. We're pleased that FPGA Summit offers a venue to communicate the benefits of our new SystemVue 2008 platform."

Agilent sessions include:

  • Military/Defense/Aerospace Applications Session
    "Rapid Implementation of FPGAs in Challenging Communications System Architectures"
    Presented by Daren McClearnon, product marketing manager with Agilent's
    EEsof EDA division
    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2:40 - 3:40 p.m.
  • Chat with the Experts Session
    "Speeding Up Development"
    Daren McClearnon, product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division
    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Agilent offers a wide range of test solutions to assist in FPGA design and verification, including system-level design software, high-speed deep-memory oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and dynamic probes.

For additional information about the FPGA conference, visit www.fpgasummit.com.

For more information about Agilent's EDA software for communications system architecture, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue.

About Agilent EEsof EDA Software

Agilent EEsof EDA software is compatible with and is used to design the company's test and measurement equipment. Additional information about all of Agilent's EDA software offerings is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.


About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.8 billion in fiscal 2008. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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