Agilent Technologies - Press Release 9-19-2007
Agilent Technologies' Latest Genesys Software Provides First-Pass RF/Microwave
Accuracy, Shorter Physical Design Cycles
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A
- News) today announced that the company is shipping Genesys 2007.08.
This latest release of Genesys includes new statistical and electromagnetic
analyses that provide affordable, first-pass accuracy for RF and microwave
designs, resulting in shorter physical design cycles and faster time
to market. The new Genesys features the RF industry's only EDA environment
that has realistic statistical component variations, histograms and
yield optimization at a price that is comparable with consumer-oriented
computational software. These new statistical analysis features, together
with Agilent's Momentum GX (the high-performance planar-3D EM simulator
announced in August) enables highly accurate physical design. The powerful
combination of technologies is available at a price that individual
designers and small-budget design houses can afford.
for our enhanced statistical capability originated with one of our larger
customers using Six Sigma design techniques," said Daren McClearnon,
product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division. "The customer
wanted to implement Six Sigma methodology at the RF system architecture
level, to transition away from spreadsheet-based tools. By implementing
the required statistical capability as part of the Genesys platform,
we fulfilled not only the customer's desire for more elegant system
architecture tools, but we also opened these high-yield techniques to
the broader RF community."
The Genesys statistical features
new statistical distribution functions, applicable
to any variable or component parameter; histogram plots, for use with
circuit, RF system, and EM simulation types; and 17 new statistics-oriented
equations and measurements. When combined with statistical Monte Carlo
and Yield Optimization, along with physical models, RF-aware layout,
and circuit/system/EM simulators, Genesys 2007.08 provides the key capabilities
for high-performance physical design.
Genesys 2007.08 also provides:
Momentum GX, a high-performance planar-3D EM simulator, which
delivers the accuracy required for first-pass microwave design success;
voltage-based system models and measurements, so that Spectrasys, the
system design tool for use with Genesys, can be applied to modern, RFIC-based
system architectures; and new licensing options for keyless ("ADS-style")
licensing and accelerated evaluations. About Genesys
the originator of Genesys, was acquired by Agilent Technologies in 2005.
Agilent EEsof EDA continues to build on and enhance the Genesys
platform, an integrated EDA software package for self-supporting RF
and microwave designers and workgroups. 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
U.S. Pricing and Availability
software suites include four bundles that are priced less than $10,000.
Configurations for high-yield linear design start at $3,995. The Genesys/Momentum
GX bundle is priced at approximately $15,000.
2007, Agilent is offering special discounts on electromagnetic analysis
tools. For more information about Genesys suites and the current Genesys/Momentum
GX discount, visit
A high-resolution image
of the Momentum GX software is available at
can download Genesys 2007.08 immediately from the Agilent Knowledge
Center ( www.agilent.com/find/eesof-knowledgecenter). All others may
request a free software evaluation ( www.agilent.com/find/eesof-genesys-evaluation).
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA software
is compatible with and is used to design the company's test and measurement
equipment. Additional information about all of Agilent's EDA software
offerings 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
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