Agilent Technologies - Press Release 11-13-2007
Agilent Technologies Announces Productivity Breakthroughs with Advanced
Design System 2008 EDA Software
Release Accelerates High-Frequency, High-Speed Communications
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent
Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A - News) today announced Advanced Design System
release 2008. Advanced Design System (ADS) is an industry-leading high-frequency,
high-speed electronic design automation (EDA) software platform. This
release contains productivity breakthroughs for faster communications
“Working closely with our top customers, we’ve
enhanced this ADS release with user interface and technology improvements
that speed the design process,” said Jim McGillivary, general manager
of Agilent’s EEsof EDA division. “In 2008, I am challenging my development
team to double customer productivity for a comprehensive set of typical
design tasks, which we’ll publish and track on our Web site.”
Advanced Design System 2008’s advanced, graphical user interface
enhancements come from the same interface development platform used
by the most popular Internet software tools and search engines, and
contain advanced search and context-dependent features. The speed improvements
gained from this new interface help make software-tools integration
seamless for common and emerging design applications.
and productivity enhancements include:
• improved project management,
real-time zoom and pan, interactive 3-D layout viewing, stretching,
and cut planes;
• improved LVS (layout vs. schematic) design synchronization,
providing full control over the automation to guarantee the correct
• updated design rule checking and fast, accurate artwork
export/import for a smoother transition from design to production;
• full 3-D electromagnetic integration into ADS, for designers who
increasingly need electromagnetic analysis for complete communications
product design. The integrated Electromagnetic Design System also contains
a faster bond wire drawing interface;
• the latest multi-processor
computing, including support for today’s 64-bit processors; and
• faster high-frequency Transient simulations, providing average speed
improvements of up to 6x for large circuits.
digital designers are now facing the same physical design challenges
that Agilent’s EDA design tools have addressed for RF and microwave
design, Advanced Design System 2008 features full support for high-speed,
gigabit link (signal integrity) design, including advanced bit error
rate measurement and analysis.
This is first in a series of
four ADS releases expected in 2008. By the end of the year, Agilent
plans to double productivity for common design and simulation tasks
compared with previous versions of ADS.
For more information
about ADS 2008, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads-product-2008-new.
To request a demo of ADS 2008, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads2008-demo-pr.
A high-resolution image of Agilent’s ADS 2008 software is available
Agilent’s ADS 2008 is expected to be available
for download in January 2008, with prices starting at approximately
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
EDA is an industry leading provider of RF-mixed signal circuit and system
design software. The 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 is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof
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 2007. Information
about Agilent is available on the Web at
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