Agilent Technologies - Press Release 5-31-2007
Agilent Technologies' Integrated 3D Electromagnetic Simulation
and Advanced Design System EDA Platform Speeds Design, Verification
EMDS-for-ADS Reduces Steps in Module, Board, Planar Antenna Design
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 31, 2007
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the integration
of its full-wave 3D simulator Electromagnetic Design System (EMDS) into
the company's industry-leading Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software
platform. The Agilent EMDS-for-ADS speeds up the design and verification
process by reducing the steps necessary for accurate design of high-frequency
RF/microwave design of modules, RF boards and planar antennas.
"Designers lose a lot of time translating a layout structure into
another drawing environment, redefining the layer stacks and dielectric
properties, assigning port numbers and reconnecting an S-parameter black
box for co-simulation with active elements," said Bart Van Hecke, product
manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division. "Integrating our full-wave
3D EM simulator with the ADS circuit and system design environment eliminates
the need for layout translation. It provides a 3D EM layout previewer
that allows designers to check for drawing parameterization or errors
before launching full-wave 3D EM simulations or optimization from the
ADS circuit design environment."
At a price comparable to that
of typical circuit simulators, EMDS-for-ADS makes full 3D EM simulation
accessible to the entire ADS community of users, rather than just serve
as a tool for EM experts.
ADS offers a complete set of front-to-back
simulation and layout tools and instrument links for RF and microwave
IC design in a single, integrated design flow. The Agilent EMDS-for-ADS
allows designers to make informed design decisions and adjustments before
physical prototyping begins, eliminating costly design iterations and
saving months in a typical product-development cycle. It is part of
Agilent EEsof EDA's overall strategy to address the growing needs of
today's RF and microwave circuit and system designers.
is especially useful when simulating circuits built with non-homogenous
planar dielectrics, such as DRO (dielectric resonator oscillator); cavities
under spiral inductors; multi-chip modules and their wire bonds to substrates;
circuits mounted in QFN (Quad Flat No Lead) packages; and PIFA (Printed
Inverted F Antenna) antennas with their matching circuit elements in
cell phones. It is also useful for verifying the results of planar EM
simulations before beginning hardware fabrication.
EMDS-for-ADS can also be used standalone as a full-wave 3D EM software
platform, with its own complete 3D drawing and visualization environment
for non-planar structures such as connectors, packages, machined parts
To request an evaluation of Agilent's EMDS-for-ADS,
information about Agilent's EMDS-for-ADS and all of Agilent's EDA software
offerings is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.
image of the Agilent EMDS-for-ADS software is available at www.agilent.com/find/EMDS_ADS_image.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent EMDS-for-ADS is
available now, with prices starting at approximately $18,000.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is
the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications,
electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000
employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net
revenue of $5.0 billion in fiscal year 2006. Information about Agilent
is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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