Agilent Technologies Announces Extended Simulation
UL Receiver Capability for its 3GPP LTE Wireless Library
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 9, 2007 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced a
major update to the Agilent 3GPP LTE Wireless Library for use with the company's Advanced Design
System (ADS) EDA software. New uplink receiver models and improved uplink/downlink source models
help wireless-systems designers and verification engineers speed development of the evolving 3GPP
Long Term Evolution (LTE) designs for next-generation mobile communications products.
Agilent's 3GPP LTE Wireless Library is based on Release 8 of the 3GPP standard for the next
generation of mobile communication products. It works within the ADS environment using the Agilent
Ptolemy simulator to streamline the design and verification process. The library provides
preconfigured simulation setups with signal sources for downlink and uplink, along with transmitter
analyses such as spectrum, complementary cumulative distribution function (CCDF) and waveform
The new uplink receiver models facilitate error vector magnitude (EVM) and bit error rate (BER)
measurements for UL simulations. Additionally, the library's uplink and downlink source models have
been improved to conform to TS36.211 v1.1.1 (2007-05) of the 3GPP standard.
"Agilent is firmly committed to evolving the 3GPP LTE Wireless Library to keep pace with the
developing 3GPP LTE standard," said Frank Ditore, system architecture product manager with Agilent's
EEsof EDA division. "This is demonstrated by our extending simulation coverage further into the
physical layer chain and adding UL receiver capability. As a result, designers can now verify the
algorithmic performance of their IP against known reference models and validate BER performance of
early 3GPP LTE designs."
Agilent has also recently updated the Mobile WiMAX(tm) Wireless Library. Updates include MIMO
support and inclusion of Convolution Turbo Coding (CTC)/decoding and system measurements with the
CTC codec. Agilent's Mobile WiMAX Wireless Library conforms to the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard.
About Agilent ADS and Ptolemy
Agilent ADS is a powerful electronic design automation software system for wireless, RF and
microwave IC design. It provides designers with a complete set of front-to-back simulation and
layout tools, as well as instrument links in a single, integrated design flow. Agilent Ptolemy is a
system-level simulation and design environment within ADS. Based on a hybrid of data flow and timed
synchronous technologies, it facilitates digital signal processing co-design with analog/RF
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent 3GPP LTE and Mobile WiMAX Wireless Libraries are available now for purchase with
Agilent's ADS 2006A Update 2. For a yearly time-based license, wireless-library pricing starts at
For more information about Agilent's 3GPP LTE or Mobile WiMAX Wireless
Libraries, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-3gpp-lte or www.agilent.com/find/eesof-mobile-wimax,
respectively. For more information about Agilent's EDA solutions visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof. A
high-resolution image of the 3GPP Wireless Library is available at www.agilent.com/find/LTE-WiMAXlibraries_images.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the
world's premier measurement company and a
technology leader in communications,
electronics, life sciences and chemical
analysis. The company's 19,000 employees
serve customers in more than 110 countries.
Agilent had net revenue of $5.0 billion in
fiscal year 2006. Information about Agilent
is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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