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Agilent Technologies' Latest RF/Microwave Design Genesys Software Features Breakthrough X-Parameters™ Technology

X-Parameters Technology Sets New Standard for Price-Performance in Simulation Software 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 17, 2010

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced Genesys 2010, a new release of its industry leading, low cost, high-performance RF/microwave design software. The software, used by circuit board and subsystem designers, now includes breakthrough nonlinear X-parameter simulation and modeling technology. This enables the most accurate and convenient RF nonlinear circuit and system designs.

X-parameters are the rigorous mathematical extension of familiar S-parameters for linear and nonlinear modeling. RF IC and component vendors of power amplifiers, transistors and mixers can now supply accurate, nonlinear X-parameter libraries of these parts via the Web for potential customers to use in their nonlinear circuit and RF system designs.

Genesys 2010 provides the most cost-effective design environment in the industry for deploying X-parameters. X-parameter modeling technology is also fully integrated into the Genesys nonlinear circuit simulator. This allows X-parameter models with load-pull impedance and bias dependence to be used in nonlinear circuit design or for co-simulation with the Genesys Spectrasys system simulator. For the first time, nonlinear circuits can be accurately tuned or optimized to meet system simulation specification in a single pass. Previously, nonlinear circuit-system co-simulation relied on the batch creation of inaccurate circuit behavioral models that were used with disconnected system simulation.

"Genesys 2010 is the most powerful and reliable version of Genesys to date," said Dan Savio, R&D manager for Agilent's Genesys product line. "We achieved this goal by working closely with key customers during software development. This approach also ensured that the Genesys 2010 enhancements were implemented to the satisfaction and high standards of our customers."

Key Genesys 2010 enhancements include:

  • X-parameter nonlinear circuit and system simulation;
  • 10-times-faster optimization and schematic update speed than the previous Genesys software release;
  • improved schematic capture efficiency with precision copy-paste and increased node wiring gravity;
  • intuitive simulation controls, error reporting and help documentation to make Genesys 2010 even easier to use;
  • improved Momentum GX and GXF electromagnetic simulation with trapezoidal meshing for better speed and accuracy, but with reduced memory consumption; and
  • improved reliability and usability to reduce crashes and user annoyances in routine tasks.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Agilent's Genesys 2010 is available now, with pricing starting at approximately $4,300. Genesys 2010 is available in nine bundles, which can be conveniently purchased online. Price quotes are also available online.

For more information about Genesys 2010, go to www.agilent.com/find/eesof-genesys2010_05. A trial version of the software can be downloaded at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-genesys-evaluation. A photo of Genesys 2010 software is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-Genesys2010.05_images.

See Genesys 2010 and Agilent Technologies' latest design and test innovations for advanced RF and microwave research, development and manufacturing at the 2010 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, May 25-27, at the Anaheim Convention & Exhibition Center, Booth 924.

About Agilent EEsof EDA Software

Agilent EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More information 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 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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