Agilent Technologies Updates Advanced Design
System EDA Software to Enhance Serial Link Design
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A - News) today announced
availability of the Update 3 release of its Advanced Design System (ADS) high-frequency electronic
design automation (EDA) software. The addition of serializer/deserializer (SERDES)/Verilog
analog mixed-signal (AMS) co-simulation, and other signal integrity capabilities, gives designers
a more complete signal integrity design flow for serial links, and confidence that analog and
digital components will work together.
"This is the third consecutive ADS release where we have added new capabilities for signal
integrity designers," said Sanjeev Gupta, product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA
division. "The ability to co-simulate and use SERDES models in ADS along with digital components
lets designers simulate serial links from end to end, and helps ensure that the analog and
digital parts of their circuit will work together and behave as expected."
ADS is an industry-leading EDA platform for microwave and RF circuit and system design.
It offers complete design integration to designers of products such as cellular and portable
phones, pagers, wireless networks, radar, satellite communications systems and high-speed digital
The Agilent ADS Update 3 enables designers to perform true mixed-signal simulations of high-speed
digital boards by co-simulating with Verilog-AMS based SERDES models, providing complete analysis
of serial links. It also allows designers to use ADS to examine designs with NCSim and ModelSim
as well as high-frequency SPICE simulators. Signal-integrity designers can use ADS transient/convolution,
EM and Ptolemy simulators in a co-simulation with digital simulators to gain more insight into
The new capabilities in Agilent's ADS Update 3 include:
Verilog-AMS co-simulation for simulating end-to-end system behavior with analog and digital
components; W-Element Model for including RLGC files in simulations; integrated Stateye functionality
for fast BER simulations; Signal Studio file reader for fully coded, standards-compliant wireless
signals from Agilent's Signal Studio; enhanced WiMAX(TM) and 3GPP LTE libraries for the latest
3GPP and Mobile WiMAX(TM) standards; and latest device model support: BSIM 4.6.1, HICUM 1.12,
and SimKit 2.5. ADS Update 3 includes additional new technologies and enhancements; more information
is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads-update3.
This ADS software release is available for immediate download. Supported ADS users are encouraged
to visit the Software Download area of the Agilent Knowledge Center at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-knowledgecenter.
A high-resolution image of Agilent's ADS Update 3 software is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ADS-update3_image.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent's ADS Update 3 is available now, with prices starting at approximately $8,400.
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA software is compatible with and is used to design the company's test and
measurement equipment. Additional information about all of Agilent's EDA software offerings
is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.
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.