Agilent Technologies Announces Productivity
Breakthroughs with Advanced Design System 2008 EDA Software
Release Accelerates High-Frequency, High-Speed Communications
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc.
(NYSE:A - News) today announced Advanced Design System release 2008. Advanced Design System
(ADS) is an industry-leading high-frequency, high-speed electronic design automation (EDA)
software platform. This release contains productivity breakthroughs for faster communications
“Working closely with our top customers, we've enhanced this ADS release with user interface
and technology improvements that speed the design process,” said Jim McGillivary, general manager
of Agilent's EEsof EDA division. “In 2008, I am challenging my development team to double customer
productivity for a comprehensive set of typical design tasks, which we'll publish and track
on our Web site.”
Advanced Design System 2008's advanced, graphical user interface enhancements come from the
same interface development platform used by the most popular Internet software tools and search
engines, and contain advanced search and context-dependent features. The speed improvements
gained from this new interface help make software-tools integration seamless for common and
emerging design applications.
Speed and productivity enhancements include:
• improved project management, real-time zoom and pan, interactive 3-D layout viewing, stretching,
and cut planes;
• improved LVS (layout vs. schematic) design synchronization, providing full control over the
automation to guarantee the correct layout;
• updated design rule checking and fast, accurate artwork export/import for a smoother transition
from design to production;
• full 3-D electromagnetic integration into ADS, for designers who increasingly need electromagnetic
analysis for complete communications product design. The integrated Electromagnetic Design
System also contains a faster bond wire drawing interface;
• the latest multi-processor computing, including support for today's 64-bit processors; and
• faster high-frequency Transient simulations, providing average speed improvements of up to
6x for large circuits.
Because high-speed digital designers are now facing the same physical design challenges that
Agilent's EDA design tools have addressed for RF and microwave design, Advanced Design System
2008 features full support for high-speed, gigabit link (signal integrity) design, including
advanced bit error rate measurement and analysis.
This is first in a series of four ADS releases expected in 2008. By the end of the year, Agilent
plans to double productivity for common design and simulation tasks compared with previous
versions of ADS.
For more information about ADS 2008, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads-product-2008-new.
To request a demo of ADS 2008, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads2008-demo-pr.
A high-resolution image of Agilent's ADS 2008 software is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ADS-2008-1_images.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent's ADS 2008 is expected to be available for download in January 2008, with prices starting
at approximately $10,000.
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA is an industry leading provider of RF-mixed signal circuit and system design
software. The 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 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 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at