Advanced Design System Release Enables Designers to Stay in their Preferred Design Platform, Eliminates Need for Point Tools
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 1, 2009
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced Advanced Design System (ADS) 2009 Update 1, the industry's first complete, front-to-back solution for monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) and RF module design. The release integrates 3-D electromagnetic (EM) analysis, wireless standards-based design verification libraries, X-parameter* simulation, and statistical design and yield optimization. Advanced Design System 2009 Update 1 enables designers to stay within the design and simulation platform of choice for their entire design cycle and eliminates the need for separate, time-consuming point tools.
"This release represents a big jump in efficiency for MMIC and RF module designers," said How-Siang Yap, product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division. "Designers clearly prefer a single design flow, without the stops and starts associated with point tools. ADS 2009 Update 1 provides a single, superior flow where our customers can do more analysis while spending less money on design tools."
Major benefits and features in ADS 2009 Update 1 include:
ADS 2009 Update 1 also includes other enhancements for MMIC design:
In addition, Agilent has recently established a new research and development team specifically focused on enhancing PDKs to take advantage of the MMIC/SIP front-to-back design flow in ADS2009 Update Release 1.
"Our partnership with key MMIC foundries and their customers ensures that all criteria required for full PDK endorsement within ADS is met," said Steve Chen, Advanced Design System research and development manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division. "The partnerships allow the ADS EDA platform to completely support the MMIC front-to-back flow signoff with Mentor's Calibre or Cadence's Assura verification tools, which are required by many foundries and customers."
ADS 2009 Update 1 also integrates with Cadence and Mentor backend verification tools, enabling the import of Design Rule Check results from Cadence Assura, Mentor Calibre or Triquint MailDRC for viewing and correcting within the ADS layout environment.
About Advanced Design System
Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS) is a powerful electronic design automation software system. It offers complete design integration to designers of products such as cellular phones, wireless networking and GPS, radar and satellite communications systems, and high-speed digital serial links. ADS is the industry leader in high-frequency design. It supports system and RF design engineers developing all types of RF designs, from simple to the most complex, from RF/microwave modules to integrated MMICs for communications and aerospace/defense applications.
A high-resolution image of Agilent's ADS 2009 Update 1 software is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ADS2009_U1_images.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
ADS 2009 Update 1 will be available in September 2009, with prices starting at approximately $21,000. It is also available in time-based bundles, starting at approximately $8,000 per year.
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA software is used in microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed, RF system, electronic system level (ESL), circuit, 3D 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 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 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.8 billion in fiscal year 2008. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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