Agilent Technologies - Press Release 8-22-2007
Agilent Technologies Integrates Premier 3D-Planar Electromagnetic Simulation
into Genesys EDA Platform
Momentum GX Reduces Design Steps, Speeds RF and Microwave Circuit
and System Design
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent
Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced Momentum GX, an industry-proven
planar 3D electromagnetic (EM) simulator designed to significantly expand
the accuracy and range of passive circuit libraries, including parasitic
models and entire circuits. Fully integrated with the powerful Genesys
EDA platform, formerly known as Eagleware-Elanix Genesys, the Agilent
Momentum GX enables RF and microwave designers to reduce design steps
and speed the design and verification process for complex RF and microwave
passive circuit designs.
The Agilent Genesys platform, with
its new Momentum GX functionality, combines integrated linear, layout,
harmonic balance, SPICE and RF system synthesis with powerful 3D-planar
EM simulation into a single, affordable multi-lingual environment. As
a result, the Agilent Momentum GX is ideal for helping designers achieve
cost-effective, first-pass design accuracy without ever leaving the
Genesys design flow.
Agilent’s Momentum GX 3D-planar EM simulator
accurately characterizes and improves passive circuit performance. It
has the ability to analyze arbitrary design geometries, including multi-layer
structures, and can also accurately simulate complex EM effects such
as coupling and parasitics. Momentum GX features both full-wave and
quasi-static EM solvers. The full-wave EM solver provides accurate simulation
of open-boundary problems, can simulate structures with novel, arbitrary
shapes, and is capable of full dispersion and radiation simulation.
The quasi-static solver enables significantly faster simulation of much
larger, complex circuits without sacrificing accuracy.
RF and microwave component designs move higher in frequency, the accuracy
of physical design verification becomes a key focus of the design cycle,”
said Mounir Adada, product marketing manager with Agilent’s EEsof EDA
division. “As a highly cost-effective and accurate solution, Momentum
GX addresses the needs of today’s resource-limited, self-supporting
RF workgroups that want to create high-quality designs and speed them
to the marketplace. With essential RF and microwave simulation capabilities
at a price that appeals to even the most budget-conscious designer,
Momentum GX makes an enterprise-grade EM tool now available to the rest
of the RF community.”
Agilent’s Genesys software is an integrated
EDA platform for RF and microwave design. With a powerful design flow
that spans from initial system architecture through final documentation,
Genesys provides state-of-the-art performance in a single, easy-to-use
design environment that is fast, powerful and accurate.
Pricing and Availability
The Agilent Momentum GX is expected
to be available for download in September 2007. Pricing starts at $10,000.
Existing owners of the Agilent Empower simulator may inquire about upgrading
to Momentum GX at a reduced cost.
Additional information about
Momentum GX, an upcoming free webcast and a limited time promotion can
be found at
www.agilent.com/find/eesof-momentum-gx. A high-resolution image
of the Momentum GX software is available at
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A - News) 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 2006. Information about Agilent is available
on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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