Agilent Speeds Development of Highly Accurate Models with IC-CAP 2004

1/15/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the availability of the Agilent Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) 2004. The IC-CAP modeling toolset helps modeling engineers, device designers and fabrication process engineers in the RF, digital, analog and microwave semiconductor industries reduce design cycles, decrease manufacturing costs and speed time to market by enabling the development of highly accurate device models.

The plot optimizer in IC-CAP 2004 performs simultaneous optimization routines for an unlimited number of model parameters. IC-CAP 2004 incorporates the data display and optimization capabilities of Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS), making parameter extraction, optimization and documentation procedures more efficient.

"For more than fifteen years, the device modeling community has embraced IC-CAP as a powerful and flexible parameter extraction and modeling environment," said Jim Tabuchi, Agilent EEsof EDA marketing and services manager. "In return, we are committed to an ongoing plan of IC-CAP enhancements. The newly integrated capabilities in IC-CAP 2004 help streamline the extraction process for our customers, significantly improving design flow and reducing development costs."

IC-CAP 2004 offers a flexible software environment that uses IC-CAP parameter extraction language (PEL) for data management, data display, custom user interface development and custom programming options. It includes internal simulation engines and links to the simulators in Agilent ADS, as well as to other simulators such as HSPICE and SPECTRE. IC-CAP drives Agilent's fully configured modeling systems for device characterization and modeling. IC-CAP offers ready-to-use parameter extraction routines for many industry standard models. These models are also customizable to enhance accuracy for specific semiconductor processes.

Additional features of IC-CAP 2004 include:

IC-CAP 2004 runs on the Microsoft Windows(r) 2000 and Windows NT(r) 4.0 platforms, as well as UNIX(r)-based operating systems such as the HP-UX 11i and SunOS 5.7, 5.8 and 5.9.

More information about IC-CAP 2004 is available at

U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent 85199A IC-CAP software environment module is available now with prices starting at $13,000. Supported customers will receive IC-CAP 2004 as a free software upgrade.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 29,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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