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Agilent Technologies' GoldenGate Software Selected by RF Integration for Advanced RFIC Development



 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 5, 2010

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that RF Integration Inc. has selected Agilent's GoldenGate software for use in the development of advanced radio frequency integrated circuits (ICs).

RF Integration develops customized RF solutions that dramatically improve RF performance, power consumption, cost and size. The simulation accuracy, capacity and performance benefits offered by GoldenGate are critical to supporting RF Integration's development of high-performance, customized RF Systems-on-a-Chip.

"As a leader in customized RF solutions, we recognize that our customers in the defense, industrial and consumer markets expect and demand timely delivery of leading edge products," said Ray Moroney, vice president of Development Operations at RF Integration. "Our business depends on our use of best-in-class, cost-effective tools, to cut our simulation times and improve accuracy. We specifically selected Agilent's GoldenGate software because of its accuracy, versatility, speed, capacity, proven performance and cost effectiveness. In benchmarking exercises, it allowed us to cut as much as 50 percent off the simulation times of full receiver and transmitter chains."

"RF Integration's ability to deliver leading-edge customized RF solutions to their end customers is critical to their business and pushes the envelope on simulation requirements," said Paul Colestock, RFIC product manager, with Agilent's EEsof EDA organization. "RF Integration's full transmitter and receiver chains simulation results tell a compelling story. We are pleased that they selected GoldenGate for the design of their high-performance RF products."

About GoldenGate

GoldenGate is the most trusted simulation, verification and analysis solution available for integrated RF circuit design within the Cadence Virtuoso design flow. Its unique simulation algorithms are optimized for the challenging demands of today's complex RF circuit design, enabling full characterization of complete transceivers prior to tape-out. GoldenGate is part of Agilent's RFIC simulation, analysis and verification solution that also includes Momentum for 3-D planar electromagnetic simulation, Ptolemy Wireless Test Benches for system level verification, and the Advanced Design System (ADS) Data Display for advanced data analysis. This suite links the RF system, subsystem, and component-level design and analysis as part of a unique and comprehensive RFIC design flow. GoldenGate is fully compatible with Cadence IC5 and IC6 platforms. For more information about Agilent's GoldenGate, go to www.agilent.com/find/eesof-goldengate.

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 RF Integration Inc.

RF Integration Inc. designs and develops custom RF Solutions in ASIC, IP or System In Package (SiP) form factors. The hall mark of these solutions is significant cost, size or power reduction for performance-sensitive Defense, Industrial, Medical and Consumer markets. Based in Billerica Massachusetts, RF Integration Inc. develops product in SiGe, CMOS, GaAs or GaN processes in advanced process nodes down to 65nm or below. For additional information, go to www.rfintegration.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 16,000 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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