Santa Clara, Calif.Hastening next-generation mobile communications product development, Agilent Technologies Inc. announces availability of its 3GPP LTE Wireless Library for use with the company's ADS (Advanced Design System) EDA (electronic design automation) software.
The library is expected to help wireless-systems designers and verification engineers speed development of the evolving 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) LTE (Long Term Evolution) designs.
The 3GPP LTE wireless library is based on Release 8 of the 3GPP standard documents for the next generation of mobile communication products. It works within the ADS environment and with Agilent's Ptolemy simulator for design and verification.
In use, the library provides pre-configured simulation set-ups, with signal sources for down-links and up-links, along with transmitter analyses. The transmitter analyses include spectrum, CCDF (complementary cumulative distribution) function, and waveform measurements.
"Future releases of this library will track the standard, and include analysis capabilities such as EVM (error vector magnitude), and BER (bit error rate) measurements," notes Afshin Amini, product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division.
For its part, Agilent's ADS offers a set of front-to-back simulation and layout tools and instrument links for RF and microwave IC design in a single integrated design flow.
The Ptolemy portion is a system-level simulation and design environment within ADS. Ptolemy is based on a hybrid of data flow and timed synchronous technologies that facilitates analog/RF and DSP (digital signal processing) co-design.
Price And Availability
The 3GPP LTE wireless library is available now for purchase with Agilent's ADS 2006A. The ADS is also currently available, with prices starting at approximately $8400.
For more information, contact Agilent Technologies Inc., 395 Page Mill Rd., Palo Alto, Calif. 94303. Phone: 800-829-4444. Fax: (650) 752-5300.
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