Palo Alto, C.A. Agilent Technologies Inc. announced enhancements to its core electronic design automation (EDA) frequency-domain simulation technologies for RFIC, MMIC, and RF system-in-package (SiP) design. The company reports that simulation speed improvements of up to 50 X have been achieved for large and complex circuits used in wireless communications products and aerospace and defense applications.
"Our customers' designs are continually becoming larger and more complex, so we have been investing heavily in our core RF simulation technology," said Larry Lerner, research and development manager of Agilent's EEsof EDA Division. "Based on early reactions from customers, these investments are paying off substantially."
The company reports that customers have performed extracted view simulations, which include additional physical components that represent IC parasitics, on circuits containing hundreds of thousands of components. In some cases, these circuits could not be simulated with previous technologies.
These enhanced simulation technologies will be included in the company's next release of its Advanced Design System (ADS) and RF Design Environment
(RFDE) simulation software packages. The ADS product system and circuit simulation technology and instrument links for RF and microwave design in a single, integrated flow. The RFDE product is an RF EDA software environment that integrates RF simulation technologies from ADS into the Cadence Design System industry-standard analog and mixed-signal design flow.
The enhanced simulators in ADS and RFDE are expected to be available to selected beta-test customers beginning in June 2005. Click here for more information about how designers to participate in beta code evaluation .
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