IWT Prove Ultra-Wideband Design Concepts with Agilent's EDA Tools

10/25/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that Innovative Wireless Technologies (IWT) has selected Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS) electronic design automation (EDA) software and ultra-wideband (UWB) DesignGuide to help prove UWB design concepts for advanced design prototyping.

IWT designs UWB transceivers, chipsets and circuits for commercial, homeland security and military networking applications. The multiyear agreement with Agilent includes licensing for ADS and its industry-leading circuit and system simulators. It also includes the UWB DesignGuide with its latest multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) capability, and Agilent test equipment. Together, this software and hardware combination gives IWT a connected solution that makes fast, early system design verification possible.

"ADS simulations have allowed us to evaluate a wide range of design options and UWB waveforms, helping us to develop optimal solutions for our challenging applications quickly and efficiently," said Eric Hansen, president and CEO of IWT. "Agilent's design software and test hardware accelerates our design verification, giving us the confidence to begin prototyping."

"We've paid attention to our design colleagues' ever-increasing need for early RF system verification," said John Olah, applications manager for Agilent's EEsof EDA Division. "Our MB-OFDM spectrum analysis capabilities give designers a powerful new toolset for verifying designs that address the latest ultra-wideband applications."

Agilent ADS software offers a complete set of front-to-back simulation and layout tools and instrument links for RF and microwave IC design in a single, integrated design flow. The UWB DesignGuide works within the ADS environment and streamlines the design and verification process for UWB designs. It provides preconfigured simulation setups, signal sources and tests for quick simulation of circuitry used in UWB applications. It also offers a new MB-OFDM technique to help ensure that new products meet wireless specifications for emerging applications -- such as wireless USB -- by accurately characterizing RF spectral effects. Using ADS and the UWB DesignGuide in combination with Agilent test equipment allows designers to verify transceiver performance before beginning costly hardware prototyping.

More information about ADS and the new UWB DesignGuide is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-uwbdesignguide. More information about IWT is available at www.iwtwireless.com.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 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 www.agilent.com.

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