Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) and T-Tech Inc. announced a joint agreement to offer a solution for fast RF printed circuit board (PCB) design, verification and fabrication. The collaboration combines Agilent’s Genesys RF and microwave circuit design and verification software with T-Tech’s Quick Circuit System for PCB prototyping. The combination is expected to represent the industry’s first complete PCB design, verification and prototyping solution.
“Collaborating with T-Tech, Agilent can provide a complete turnkey design and fabrication flow for high-speed/high-frequency PCB designers,” said Todd Cutler, marketing and services manager of Agilent’s EEsof EDA division. “It will enable our customers to work from idea to physical prototype all within the Genesys software environment.”
“By partnering with Agilent to integrate its Genesys suite of EDA tools with our high-frequency, precision PCB fabrication machines, we will give our shared customers the ability to go from desktop design to physical prototype in hours instead of weeks or months,” said John Taylor, president of T-Tech.
Agilent’s Genesys is an integrated EDA software platform for RF and microwave designers and workgroups. From initial system architecture through final documentation, Genesys provides state-of-the-art performance in a single, easy-to-use design environment that is fast, powerful and accurate.
T-Tech’s Quick Circuit System is a rapid-prototyping solution used in the fabrication phase of circuit board prototypes. By bringing prototyping methods in-house, it enables engineering teams to save both time and money. The Quick Circuit can drill, mill and route traces and spaces as fine as 0.100mm /.004 inches, making it ideal for producing analog, digital or RF/microwave prototypes.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Genesys 2008.07 configurations for high-yield physical board design start at approximately $4,000, which includes the first 12 months’ support. T-Tech’s Quick Circuit Systems start at approximately $12,000 for basic circuit board fabrication, which includes the first 12 months’ support.
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA software is compatible with and is used to design the company’s test and measurement equipment. Additional information about all of Agilent’s EDA software offerings is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.
About T-Tech Inc.
T-Tech Inc. is the U.S.-leading manufacturer of printed circuit board prototyping systems with thousands of systems in the field. Our customers range from some of the world’s largest corporations and research institutions to small businesses. With clients in over 46 countries, T-Tech Inc. has developed a worldwide reputation for precision, quality, and service.
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 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007.