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Agilent Technologies to Demonstrate Connected SCA-Compliant Design Tools at SDR Forum 2009



Connectivity for Best-in-class SDR Design Flow Enabled by Collaboration with Zeligsoft, PrismTech 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2009

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it will demonstrate connectivity between its SystemVue platform and the Spectra CX platform, co-developed by PrismTech and Zeligsoft, at the Software-Defined Radio (SDR) Forum 2009 conference, Dec. 1-4, in Washington, D.C. The demonstration will show how the connectivity solution reduces manual integration steps that cost SDR application developers time, transportability and reliability. The demonstration also will highlight rapid waveform algorithm development and Software Communication Architecture (SCA) compliance.

Rapid Deployment of Proven SDR Waveforms

SDR waveform application developers will now have a streamlined flow from physical-layer baseband algorithms and RF communications links directly into higher-level, SCA-compliant implementations, enabling greater transportability within the SDR community. Conversely, SCA-compliant waveform objects can be verified directly against simulated and measured references using Agilent SystemVue. This allows for model-based design closure at the block level, as well as standards compliance and throughput at the link level.

The new connectivity is made possible through Agilent's collaboration with PrismTech and Zeligsoft. The benefit to customers is rapid deployment of real-world SDR waveforms, along with breakthrough performance and effortless standards-based re-use.

"The ability to transform physical layer designs easily into SCA components and then test with the Operating Environment in the original simulation loop will be of interest to developers wanting a radio prototyping capability," said Shahzad Aslam-Mir, SCA Lead Software Engineer at Datasoft. "By integrating two specialized design tools, Agilent Technologies, PrismTech and Zeligsoft have made it much easier for radio developers."

"We are pleased that our collaboration with PrismTech and Zeligsoft is quickly producing tangible results," said Frank Ditore, product manager for SystemVue in Agilent's EEsof EDA organization. "By connecting our best-in-class waveform development and software engineering tools, we make it easier for SDR application developers to deal with the escalating performance and complexity of today's evolving SDR requirements."

For more information on the connectivity demonstration or the System and Spectra CX platforms, visit Agilent at booth 36 at the SDR Forum 2009 exhibition. You also may contact your local representatives from Agilent or PrismTech.

About SystemVue and Spectra CX

SystemVue is Agilent's new electronic design automation (EDA) platform for electronic system-level (ESL) design. The platform cuts physical layer (PHY) design time in half for high-performance communications algorithms and system architectures, for wireless and aerospace/defense applications.

Spectra CX from PrismTech, in collaboration with Zeligsoft, is a full-featured, Software Radio development tool offering advanced functionality for waveform and platform visual modeling, component templates, XML generation and compliance validation, customizable source code generation, flexible target build environments, and deployment planning and packaging, and much more.

About Agilent EEsof EDA Software

Agilent EEsof EDA is the technology leader and industry's leading supplier of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed, RF system, electronic system level (ESL), circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. Agilent EEsof EDA offers personal, value-priced products as well as enterprise-level solutions that save money, improve design flows and simplify EDA vendor relationships. Agilent EEsof EDA software is compatible with and is used to design the company's test and measurement equipment. Additional information about all Agilent EDA software offerings is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.

About PrismTech

PrismTech is an acknowledged leader in advanced software integration and infrastructure solutions. The company develops, markets, and supports a wide range of high-performance, standards-compliant, and cost-effective middleware products which are further differentiated by unique technical capabilities and advanced productivity tools. PrismTech's products "Power Netcentricity" by enabling the event-driven communications, end-to-end qualities-of-service, and software optimization required to best exploit available resources, to better synchronize events, and to support system agility. PrismTech's product's differentiators are most highly valued in markets that require business-critical and mission-critical systems. These systems are pervasive in a number of vertical markets, such as Telecom, Mil/Aero, Finance, Utilities, Transportation, and Civil Administration. PrismTech's customers constitute an impressive list of major systems integrators, OEMs, and ISVs, including many Fortune Global 500 companies. For additional information about PrismTech, visit the web site at http://www.prismtech.com.

About Zeligsoft

Zeligsoft is focused on helping its customers adopt a model-based software engineering approach to the development of their embedded software systems. Built using open platforms, industry-standard frameworks, and domain-specific languages, Zeligsoft's software development environment offers teams unsurpassed productivity, software quality and opportunity for large-scale collaboration. Complementing Zeligsoft's proven tools are its widely recognized training and professional services. Zeligsoft's products and services are delivered to customers around the world from its headquarters in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. For additional information about Zeligsoft, visit the web site at http://www.zeligsoft.com.


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 17,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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