8/27/2004 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) enhancements to the Agilent Ultra-Wideband (UWB) DesignGuide. The UWB DesignGuide works with Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS) 2004A electronic design automation (EDA) software to speed UWB product development. The DesignGuide now offers a 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.
"Our customers have an ever-increasing need for RF system verification before fabrication or breadboarding," said Afshin Amini, product marketing manager for Agilent's EEsof EDA division. "Adding OFDM spectrum analysis to Agilent's UWB DesignGuide gives designers a powerful new toolset for verifying designs that address the latest ultra-wideband applications."
MB-OFDM is a technique that is applied to UWB applications to provide high spectral efficiency, resiliency to RF interference and lower multipath distortion. The Agilent UWB DesignGuide enables designers to quickly analyze UWB MB-OFDM spectrums to account for RF effects and help ensure that new designs adhere to wireless power spectrum specifications. In the past, designers invented their own test benches and models to analyze these RF spectral effects. The UWB DesignGuide gives designers standard and highly accurate test benches and models that eliminate the extra time and guesswork involved in creating them, resulting in faster product design and verification.
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, which works within the ADS environment, streamlines the design and verification process for UWB designs by providing preconfigured simulation setups, signal sources and tests for quick simulation of circuitry used in UWB applications.
More information about the new UWB DesignGuide is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof. Images are available at www.agilent.com/find/ads2004a_images.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The UWB DesignGuide is available for purchase with ADS 2004A. Agilent ADS 2004A is available now, with prices starting at approximately $8,400.
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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