Agilent ADS 2008 Update 1 Speeds Planar 3-D Electromagnetic Simulator

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) announced a 10x speedup of its planar 3-D electromagnetic (EM) simulator, which is part of the Update 1 release of its Advanced Design System (ADS) 2008 EDA software platform. The speed improvement helps RFIC, RF module and high-speed gigabit serial-link designers take advantage of EM simulation for faster, more accurate design and signal integrity verification.

Advanced Design System 2008 Update 1 for 3-D electromagnetic simulation of RFIC, RF-Module, and Gigabit Serial Link Design“The cumulative effect of our EM technology improvements means our customers can use our Momentum simulator for accurate, interactive design, and not just for limited sign-off verification,” said Jan Van-Hese, EM R&D project manager with Agilent’s EEsof EDA division. “The 10x speed improvement and meshing accuracy makes EM problem-solving possible for even very large and complex designs.”

Momentum is the planar 3-D electromagnetic simulator in ADS 2008. Significant enhancements to its speed and capacity for analyzing large multigigabit serial-link signal integrity, RFIC and RF module design include:

  • a fast and memory-efficient solver based on the NlogN matrix compression techniques that tackle problems up to six times larger than previously possible
  • multicore computer use through parallelizing the solve process across all available PC-processor cores
  • distributed simulation over networked computer clusters to perform multipoint EM simulation in parallel
  • a robust mesher that intelligently pre-processes layouts imported from other systems to guarantee mesh-related simulation accuracy

Agilent’s Advanced Design System is a powerful electronic design automation platform. It offers complete design integration to designers of consumer and commercial wireless electronic products such as mobile phones, wireless networking, GPS; radar and satellite communications systems, and high-speed digital serial links.

For more information about ADS 2008 Update 1, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads2008-update1

To request a demo of ADS 2008 Update 1, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads2008-update1-demo-pr

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent’s ADS 2008 Update 1 is expected to be available for download in July 2008, with prices starting at approximately $10,000.

About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA is an industry-leading provider of RF-mixed signal circuit and system-design software. Agilent EEsof EDA software is compatible with and is used to design the company’s test and measurement equipment. Additional information is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) 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 revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007.