Agilent Technologies Press Release - February 22, 2011
Agilent Technologies’ Advanced Design System 2011 EDA Platform
to Debut via YouTube and Webcast
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2011 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced the latest version of
its flagship RF and microwave design and simulation platform,
Advanced Design System 2011. The new
platform will debut on YouTube and in an “Innovations in EDA” webcast with Microwave Journal, scheduled for March
Advanced Design System 2011 delivers exciting new features for new and existing Advanced Design System users,
including electromagnetic technologies for faster, more accurate simulations; a new use model that makes
electromagnetic simulation easy for all engineers; and layout improvements for easier physical design. Advanced
Design System 2011 also features dozens of new capabilities and improvements designed to enhance the platform’s
functionality and usability.
Also being introduced today is a breakthrough capability in Advanced Design System 2011 for multi-technology
co-design, like that inherent in RF modules and system-in-package designs. With this capability, Advanced Design
System 2011 becomes the industry’s first and only true multi-technology design environment. Using it, engineers
can do the following:
Designs that work when isolated may experience electromagnetic interactions when mounted, packaged, flipped, and
placed on laminate or printed circuit board. That is when engineers often see, for the first time, the impact of
spiral inductors’ mutual inductance, non-ideal ground planes/paths, via placement, and complex trace-routing
- Design individual RF and microwave integrated circuits with different technologies (e.g., GaAs, SiGe, GaN,
and Silicon CMOS).
- Assemble these integrated circuits in a package or on a laminate.
- Simulate multiple integrated circuits, laminate and package with Agilent’s industry-leading simulation
technology (e.g., circuit simulators, Momentum and FEM electromagnetic simulators, and Ptolemy simulator with
standards-compliant wireless libraries for performance verification).
- Uncover 3-D electromagnetic interactions of bondwires, solder balls, packages, including traces and spiral
inductors on the integrated circuits and laminates.
Advanced Design System 2011 features capabilities that help uncover and resolve integration
issues early in the design process, before fabrication of wireless components like power amplifiers and RF
front-end modules. It also offers engineers the ability to design multiple RF and microwave integrated circuits
(implemented with a variety of technologies), assemble them in a package or on a multilayer laminate, and simulate
electrical and 3-D electromagnetic performance – all within a single platform. Together, these capabilities
represent a significant breakthrough in electronic design automation. With Advanced Design System 2011, design
verification no longer needs to stop at the boundary of a single integrated circuit’s or module’s technology.
Details regarding the key features available in Advanced Design System 2011 are available at the Agilent EEsof EDA Advanced Design System 2011 website. A photo of Advanced Design System 2011 is available at
highlighting the new Advanced Design System 2011 capabilities are available on
Agilent EEsof’s YouTube site. Additionally, Microwave Journal will present an “Innovations in EDA” webcast
RF Design Using the New Advances in ADS 2011,” worldwide on March 1.
See Agilent’s newest design and test innovations for advanced RF and microwave research, development and
manufacturing at the
2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, June 7-9, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Booth 813.
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About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic
design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system
level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More information is
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier
measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications.
The company’s 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4
billion in fiscal 2010. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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