Agilent Technologies' Advanced Design System Selected by Comtech EF Data for Satellite Communications, High-Frequency Power Amplifier Design
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 25, 2012
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Comtech EF Data, a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp., has selected Advanced Design System software for use in developing RF and microwave circuits for high-performance satellite communications systems.
Comtech designs and manufactures an assortment of satellite communications equipment that is deployed in commercial and government applications around the world. Satellite communications systems require leading-edge performance and high reliability.
ADS is a broad-ranging circuit and system design platform. It provides a comprehensive suite of simulation and analysis tools for the high-frequency designer, including parametric tuning and optimization, and a full set of yield and sensitivity analysis tools. Comtech will leverage these extensive capabilities to ensure its designs meet the performance and reliability criteria demanded by its customers.
"One of the key reasons we chose ADS was its capacity to accurately co-simulate across the DSP/RF boundary-a clear-cut advantage compared to other tools we had evaluated," said Tibi Artzi, unit manager with Comtech EF Data. "ADS's ability to handle linearization design of power amplifiers that are used in proprietary and next-generation systems will substantially increase our competitive advantage in the satellite communications marketplace. This capability, along with the other best-in-class analysis offerings (like EM analysis) that ADS integrates into one platform, made ADS the obvious choice for our needs."
"Comtech's engineers have a uniquely challenging set of tasks due to the often-proprietary nature of high-performance satellite communications systems and the high reliability that is needed for hardware design," said Joe Civello, ADS product manager for Agilent EEsof EDA. "We are delighted that Comtech trusts the capabilities of ADS and has decided to use it for design work in this particularly demanding market."
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, that are used by leading companies in wireless communications and networking, as well as in 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 and registered trademark of Agilent Technologies in the United States, Europe, Japan and elsewhere. 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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