Agilent Technologies Announces Antenna Modeling
Design System With Hearing-Aid Compatibility
EM Software Models and Verifies Antennas, Antenna Systems, Reduces
Design Risks in Handheld Wireless Devices
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A - News) today announced the
next release of its Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS), now containing new capabilities to verify
that handheld wireless devices are equipped with hearing-aid compatibility. This is the second
release of AMDS, Agilent's newest EM simulation tool dedicated to modeling and verifying antennas
and antenna systems. The software helps to meet performance specifications and reduce design risks
in handheld wireless devices.
AMDS is a full wave, 3-D, dedicated design, modeling and
verification tool for antenna systems and placement. The new release, version 2007.4, allows users
to evaluate hearing-aid compatibility (HAC) between wireless communication devices and hearing aids,
according to the IEEE American National Standard Methods of Measurement of Compatibility (ANSI
C63.19-2006). The standard establishes categories of compatible hearing aids and wireless devices.
"By February 2008, all wireless carriers in the U.S. must
ensure that 50 percent of their phones are hearing-aid compatible," said Erwin De Baetselier,
product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division. "Today, we are leading the industry by
offering HAC compatibility tests in our EM simulation environment, ensuring that designers of
wireless devices will be able to meet these important and rigorous specifications."
Development of the AMDS HAC functionality was accomplished
through the joint efforts of Agilent's EEsof EDA R&D team and the development team at Remcom Inc.
AMDS imports, meshes and simulates an entire wireless
device, together with its surrounding real-world environment, to analyze compliance standards such
as HAC, SAR (Specific Absorption Rate), and antenna diversity and MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple
Output). Simulating the device with AMDS can reduce design cycle time significantly, eliminating up
to 75 percent of the typical modeling and setup time that is required by other types of EM
The AMDS 3-D EM feature set includes: efficient importation
of CAD data from product designers, reducing or eliminating EM design iterations; verification of
antenna compliance with legal and operational standards such as SAR, HAC, Over-the-Air Performance
and MIMO; optimization of MIMO performance by analyzing antenna placement and diversity for the
entire physical wireless appliance; and optimization of device performance by simulating its
real-world interaction with the human body. To request a demonstration of AMDS or additional
technical or sales information, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-amds-request-pr.
Additional information about AMDS and all of Agilent's EDA
software offerings is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-AMDS. A high-resolution image of the
Agilent AMDS software is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof_amds-hac_image.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent AMDS is available now with prices starting at
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A - News) 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 2006. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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