Agilent Technologies Integrates Premier 3D-Planar
Electromagnetic Simulation into Genesys EDA Platform
Momentum GX Reduces Design Steps, Speeds RF and Microwave Circuit and System Design
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced Momentum GX,
an industry-proven planar 3D electromagnetic (EM) simulator designed to significantly expand the
accuracy and range of passive circuit libraries, including parasitic models and entire circuits.
Fully integrated with the powerful Genesys EDA platform, formerly known as Eagleware-Elanix Genesys,
the Agilent Momentum GX enables RF and microwave designers to reduce design steps and speed the
design and verification process for complex RF and microwave passive circuit designs.
The Agilent Genesys platform, with its new Momentum GX functionality, combines integrated linear,
layout, harmonic balance, SPICE and RF system synthesis with powerful 3D-planar EM simulation into a
single, affordable multi-lingual environment. As a result, the Agilent Momentum GX is ideal for
helping designers achieve cost-effective, first-pass design accuracy without ever leaving the
Genesys design flow.
Agilent's Momentum GX 3D-planar EM simulator accurately characterizes and improves passive
circuit performance. It has the ability to analyze arbitrary design geometries, including
multi-layer structures, and can also accurately simulate complex EM effects such as coupling and
parasitics. Momentum GX features both full-wave and quasi-static EM solvers. The full-wave EM solver
provides accurate simulation of open-boundary problems, can simulate structures with novel,
arbitrary shapes, and is capable of full dispersion and radiation simulation. The quasi-static
solver enables significantly faster simulation of much larger, complex circuits without sacrificing
“As traditional RF and microwave component designs move higher in frequency, the accuracy of
physical design verification becomes a key focus of the design cycle,” said Mounir Adada, product
marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division. “As a highly cost-effective and accurate
solution, Momentum GX addresses the needs of today's resource-limited, self-supporting RF workgroups
that want to create high-quality designs and speed them to the marketplace. With essential RF and
microwave simulation capabilities at a price that appeals to even the most budget-conscious
designer, Momentum GX makes an enterprise-grade EM tool now available to the rest of the RF
Agilent's Genesys software is an integrated EDA platform for RF and microwave design. With a
powerful design flow that spans from initial system architecture through final documentation,
Genesys provides state-of-the-art performance in a single, easy-to-use design environment that is
fast, powerful and accurate.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent Momentum GX is expected to be available for download in September 2007. Pricing
starts at $10,000. Existing owners of the Agilent Empower simulator may inquire about upgrading to
Momentum GX at a reduced cost.
Additional information about Momentum GX, an upcoming free webcast and a limited time promotion
can be found at
www.agilent.com/find/eesof-momentum-gx. A high-resolution image of the Momentum GX software is
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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