Agilent Technologies Announces Latest Release of its Advanced Design System

10/15/2002 - Agilent Technologies introduced the latest version of the Agilent Advanced Design System (ADS), electronic design automation (EDA) software intended for design engineers creating RF, microwave and wireless communication products. ADS 2002C provides advances in simulation technology and usability for RF system, circuit and physical design.

ADS 2002C verifies design performance earlier in the development cycle by expanding solutions that integrate ADS with Agilent instrumentation. Advances in the software over the previous release include new capabilities that add significantly to Agilent's integrated ADS solution, including a multi-threaded Agilent Ptolemy simulation, a TD-SCDMA Design Library and a link to Agilent's ESG Signal Studio software.

Agilent ADS 2002C is equipped with a new feature that adds circuit and physical co-optimization to co-simulation with layout components introduced earlier this year. The new feature allows ADS to adjust both circuit component values and layout dimensions to optimize physical and circuit performance. The co-optimization with layout components feature uses ADS' industry-leading EM simulator, Momentum, and features including RF mode for fast analysis of electrically small circuits and arbitrary polygonal mesh for high levels of accuracy and speed.

"Agilent is constantly working with system and circuit designers to increase their productivity and shorten product design cycles," said Larry Lerner, Agilent EEsof EDA R&D manager. "ADS 2002C exhibits that commitment by easing the design verification process for designers by merging the simulation and measurement domains, enabling earlier, faster and more thorough verification."

Other capabilities and technologies provided in ADS 2002C include the following:

ADS 2002C supports the following operating systems: Microsoft® Windows® NT 4.0/2000/XP; HP-UX 11.0; SunTM Solaris 7 and Solaris 8; and IBM AIX 4.3.

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent ADS 2002C is available now. Prices start at $8,400.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 37,000 employees serve customers in more than 120 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $8.4 billion in fiscal year 2001.

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