SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2012
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that the latest model library for Mitsubishi Electric's nonlinear GaAs and GaN RF devices is now available for use with Agilent's Advanced Design System.
The upgraded library works seamlessly with ADS 2009 Update 1, as well as prior ADS releases. ADS2011 and future versions will also be supported. The model can be obtained by contacting Mitsubishi Electric.
The new ADS model library includes high-power GaN HEMT and low-noise HEMT devices commonly used in base station and direct-broadcast satellite receivers as well as other radio communications equipment. The library helps designers better explore design alternatives in order to meet demanding performance specifications with a cost-effective solution.
The library includes an ADS symbol for schematic capture, a simulation model that includes parasitic effects. It also covers a broad variety of body sizes and part values that enable sweeps and optimizations.
"Collaborating with a recognized world leader in design software allows Mitsubishi Electric to support and leverage its high-power and low-noise HEMT device offering," said Takao Ishida, manager of the wireless communication device application engineering section at Mitsubishi Electric's High Frequency and Optical Device Works. "We are very pleased to offer our design kit to help support ADS users and allow them to bring superior products to the marketplace ahead of the competition."
"The combination of ADS and the Mitsubishi Electric library gives our mutual customers a powerful, integrated design solution for a fast and efficient RF design flow," said Juergen Hartung, foundry program manager of Agilent's EEsof EDA organization. "Our customers are now able to enjoy the industry's most comprehensive multi-technology design platform with the breadth of simulation capability in ADS, including yield optimization, DFM tools and the Momentum 3-D planar EM simulator."
Customers can also generate X-parameter* models of their circuit-level designs directly from ADS. X-parameters provide fast and accurate behavioral modeling. These capabilities are vital to designing high-performance RF modules and RF system-in-package components.
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Advanced Design System is the leading electronic design automation software for communications applications. ADS pioneers the most innovative and commercially successful technologies, such as X-parameters and 3-D electromagnetic simulators, used by leading companies in wireless communications and networking as well as the aerospace and defense industries. For more information about Agilent ADS, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads.
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 18,700 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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*X-parameters is a trademark of Agilent Technologies. The X-parameter format and underlying equations are open and documented. For more information, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-x-parameters-info.
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