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TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Delivers Comprehensive Millimeter Wave Simulation and Modeling Solutions for TSMC's 60-GHz CMOS Wireless Reference Design Kit in TSMC 65nm Process

Lowers the Risk and Expense of CMOS Millimeter Wave IC Design 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 2, 2011

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the inclusion of its SystemVue, GoldenGate and Momentum RFIC solutions in TSMC's 65-nm, 60-GHz RF Reference Design Kit, version 3.0. These Agilent solutions deliver value by linking RF system, subsystem and component-level design and analysis as part of a comprehensive design flow.

The TSMC kit was developed using Agilent's simulation and modeling solutions. It provides silicon correlation results; extracted S-parameter models for various interconnects, transmission lines and transformers; simulation test benches, and a flow tutorial that helps customers design high-frequency, high-bandwidth wireless ICs with confidence.

"Agilent collaborated closely with us on RF and electromagnetic design enablement. With deep expertise in RF design and analysis, they were a natural choice as a partner on the 60-GHz Reference Design Kit," said Suk Lee, director of design infrastructure marketing at TSMC. "We want to deliver a comprehensive simulation and modeling solution crossing system, millimeter wave circuit and interconnect-as-component boundaries, and Agilent is the leading EDA provider that can deliver the complete solution."

"Until recently customers developing 60-GHz CMOS wireless gigabit link or radar ICs had to create and maintain their own millimeter wave CMOS process design kits (PDKs), an expensive and time-consuming effort," said Paul Colestock, RFIC planning and marketing manager for Agilent's EEsof EDA organization. "TSMC and Agilent have connected the dots for customers by providing a certified millimeter wave-ready RDK for evaluation, which includes a 60-GHz CMOS reference design and a tutorial along with Agilent's comprehensive millimeter wave CMOS design solutions for the Cadence Virtuoso platform."

TSMC and Agilent plan to present and discuss the 60-GHz reference design and flow at the Design Automation Conference, June 5-9, in San Diego, as well as at the International Microwave Symposium, June 5-10, in Baltimore.

About Agilent EEsof EDA Software

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

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2010. Information about Agilent is available at

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