Agilent Technologies Accelerates Wireless/Defense Design Co-Validation with Mentor Questa

Earlier Integration Debugs, Verifies "RF + FPGA" Designs

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 11, 2014

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its SystemVue 2013.08 Service Pack 1 supports co-simulation with the Questa functional verification platform from Mentor Graphics. System architects and FPGA designers are now able to cross-validate RF and DSP architectures directly, saving research and development time, as well as design iterations in high-performance applications, such as radar and communications.

SystemVue is Agilent's premier EDA platform for electronic system-level design and verification. The Questa functional verification platform enables rapid coverage closure, comprehensive low-power verification, fully automated formal-based verification, industry-leading support for Universal Verification Methodology, and powerful unified debug. The new co-simulation capability between SystemVue and the Questa platform unlocks faster speed and line-by-line troubleshooting across the baseband signal processing and RF system domains, unifying model-based design practices for collaborating workgroups.

The link also provides Questa users with access to SystemVue's wireless standards references, accurate RF modeling, and wideband test and measurement waveforms. Additionally, critical signal path hardware designs in Questa can now be validated against real-world test vectors and specifications prior to actual system integration.

"Next-generation wideband systems must account for both RF and FPGA implementation effects while being verified against complex standards and electronic warfare conditions," said Daren McClearnon, Agilent's electronic system level segment manager. "By integrating the SystemVue and Questa EDA tools, both RF system and FPGA designers can now identify integration problems earlier and eliminate design iterations."

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Agilent's SystemVue 2013.08 Service Pack 1 is now available for download at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue-latest-downloads. Pricing for SystemVue starts at $17,687. A free, 30-day evaluation copy is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue-evaluation. Images of the new libraries are available at www.agilent.com/find/SystemVue_CoValidation_images.

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About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.

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