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Agilent Technologies Ships Latest Advanced Design System Platform for RF and Microwave Design and Simulation



Software Supported by Foundry and Component Vendors 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 30, 2011

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced shipment of the latest release of its flagship RF and microwave design and simulation platform, Advanced Design System 2011. As the industry's most comprehensive multi-technology design platform, ADS 2011 represents a significant breakthrough in electronic design automation.

Agilent also announced that its work with GaAs/GaN and RF SiGe/BiCMOS/CMOS foundries and relevant SMD component vendors has resulted in their support for ADS 2011. During the past six months, the majority of existing ADS process design kits and libraries have been upgraded and verified on early access releases. These upgraded kits and libraries will be made publicly available to foundry and component vendor customers in the coming days, enabling them to take advantage of new capabilities in ADS 2011.

The new kits work seamlessly with ADS 2011.01, as well as ADS 2009 Update 1 and prior ADS releases. As a result, users need only download and install the desired kit, independent of which ADS release they are using. Requests for specific kits should be directed to the appropriate component vendor or foundry.

About ADS 2011

ADS 2011 provides engineers with a multi-technology design environment for designing individual RF and microwave integrated circuits with different technologies (e.g., GaAs, SiGe, GaN, and Silicon CMOS). It features electromagnetic technologies for faster, more accurate simulations; a use model that makes electromagnetic simulation easy for all engineers; layout improvements for easier physical design; and dozens of improvements designed to enhance the platform's functionality and usability. With ADS 2011, design verification no longer needs to stop at the boundary of a single integrated circuit's or module's technology.

Availability

Existing ADS customers can download ADS 2011 by visiting www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads-latest-downloads and selecting the Downloads & Trials tab.

More information on ADS2011 is available at the Agilent EEsof EDA Advanced Design System 2011 website. A photo of ADS 2011 is available at www.agilent.com/find/ADS2011_images. Videos highlighting the new Advanced Design System 2011 capabilities are available on Agilent EEsof's YouTube site.

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 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 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 www.agilent.com.

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