Agilent Technologies Press Release - January 13, 2010
Agilent Technologies' SystemVue Selected by Yamagata University for OFDM for Optical Fiber Communications
CLARA, Calif., Jan. 13, 2010 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Yamagata
University in Japan, has selected Agilent's
software for use in its emerging communications, physical layer (PHY) research. The electronic system-level
software will play a critical role in the university's ongoing investigations and reduce by up to 30 percent the
time required for design and verification of the Yamagata team's communication PHY system.
The research at Yamagata University is led by Associate Professor Katsumi Takano and is supported by the
Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Program in Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Communications. Katsumi and his team are pursuing algorithmic advances to expand the PHY transmission capacity of
orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) signals over optical fiber backhaul links. Working toward this
goal, the Yamagata team is evaluating single-sideband modulation techniques to create and receive OFDM signals. A
key point in this process is to examine a variety of OFDM signal processing algorithms to determine how they will
affect transmission performance.
software is designed to reduce the design and verification time of communication PHY systems and will allow the
Yamagata team to create and verify its algorithms more quickly. The software can be used for coding, as well as
modulation and de-modulation analysis, and uniquely supports both baseband and RF blocks. Using SystemVue, engineers can quickly and easily evaluate the performance of a PHY system in combination with an RF
allows us to easily set up OFDM modulation signals and evaluate transmission performance," said Takano. "It also
lets us easily download the OFDM signal to Agilent's Arbitrary Waveform Generator. As a result, we now save about
30 percent of the design and verification effort."
A new feature in
is especially well suited to the needs of the Yamagata team. The feature -- an OFDM-reference blockset -- is
included in the W1461
Communications Architect environment at no extra charge. This new OFDM reference library provides the low-level,
parameterized baseband signal-processing blocks necessary to create and receive fully coded OFDM signals that
underlie today's emerging PHYs (e.g., WLAN, WiMAX(tm) and 3GPP LTE). The OFDM library is applicable to both
commercial wireless and aerospace/defense applications, and will be available for download, at no charge to
supported users of Agilent
SystemVue, in January 2010.
SystemVue, go to www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue, or contact a local Agilent representative. For a free evaluation of
SystemVue, please visit
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