Agilent Provides RF and Microwave EDA Tools to BAE SYSTEMS

3/5/2003 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that BAE SYSTEMS has selected Agilent to provide a comprehensive package of RF and microwave EDA software, support and on-site consulting. The Agilent Advanced Design System (ADS) electronic design automation (EDA) software will help streamline design processes and improve productivity of BAE SYSTEMS' RF and microwave module and MMIC (monolithic microwave integrated circuit) development for communications and aerospace and defense applications.

"We selected Agilent because they provide the broadest and deepest range of RF and microwave simulation capabilities in the EDA market, complemented by a comprehensive package of training, support and consulting services essential to support our process improvement activities," said Nigel Blake, hardware engineering improvement manager for BAE SYSTEMS' Avionics Group.

"BAE SYSTEMS is the leading aerospace and defense contractor in Europe," said Jim Tabuchi, marketing services manager at Agilent EEsof EDA. "BAE SYSTEMS needed a company like Agilent to provide first-class simulation tools for their engineers. By providing ADS and training, as well as on-site consulting services and foundry support, we created a custom EDA solution that will help BAE SYSTEMS' products and services succeed in the marketplace."

Agilent ADS 2003A offers advanced simulation and verification technologies to system and circuit design engineers of complex discrete RF/microwave modules and integrated MMICs for communications and aerospace and defense applications. Agilent's on-site consulting services, provided by its global network of EDA specialists, help companies align design processes, reduce design turns and maximize output.

Agilent ADS 2003A supports the following operating systems: Microsoft(r) Windows(r) NT 4.0/2000/XP, HP-UX 11.0, and Sun(tm) Solaris 7/8/9. More information on Agilent ADS products is available at

BAE SYSTEMS is a global systems company, innovating for a safer world. BAE SYSTEMS employs nearly 100,000 people including Joint Ventures, and has annual sales of around 13 billion. The company offers a global capability in air, sea, land and space with a world-class prime contracting ability supported by a range of key skills. BAE SYSTEMS designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, space systems, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, guided weapon systems and a range of other defense products. BAE SYSTEMS is dedicated to making the intelligent connections needed to deliver innovative solutions. Information about BAE SYSTEMS is available on the web at

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 35,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6 billion in fiscal year 2002. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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