Agilent Technologies Announces GoldenGate
Plus for Large-Scale RFIC Simulation, Analysis and Verification
High-Capacity Circuit Simulator, Combined with Additional
Data Display, Electromagnetic Analysis and System-Level Design Tools Help Speed
High-Frequency RFICs to Market
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc.
(NYSE:A) today announced the availability of GoldenGate Plus for RFIC simulation, analysis
and verification. Agilent's GoldenGate Plus product line speeds the design of large-scale
RFICs for wireless communication products. It combines the high-capacity GoldenGate
simulator, acquired from Xpedion in 2006, with a customizable data display, electromagnetic
(EM) simulation and system-level design and simulation.
“RFIC designers face increasing chip complexity, and they need ways to simulate as much
of the chip as possible to mitigate risks that can lead to design re-spins and missed
opportunities,” said Niranjan Kanaglekar, RFIC R&D manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA
division. “With our acquisition of the GoldenGate simulator last year, we're able to
combine and integrate all of our simulation technologies for the most extensive RFIC
simulation and verification solution available today.”
The GoldenGate simulator is fully integrated into the Cadence Analog Design Environment.
Its unique algorithms are optimized for the challenging demands of large and complex RFIC
design, and enable full characterization of complete transceivers prior to tape-out. It
ensures device manufacturability and reduces design spins, using frequency-domain-based
capabilities to perform analyses such as Monte Carlo simulations, which are faster by
orders of magnitude than traditional, transient-based techniques.
GoldenGate Plus is a family of products with multiple configurations that can be
tailored to fit the designers' needs. In addition to the GoldenGate simulator, the product
RF Design Environment (RFDE), an RFIC design platform that is based on Agilent's
Advanced Design System and accessed from within the Cadence design environment; Advanced
Design System RF and microwave-circuit and system-design software, providing design
solutions for board-level and system-in-package-level RF design; Momentum, a 3-D planar EM
simulator used for passive circuit analysis; Ptolemy, a system-level simulation and design
solution based on a hybrid of synchronous and timed synchronous dataflow technologies; and
Wireless Test Benches with several pre-configured system level source and measurement
setups for compliance with today's complex wireless communication standards. For more
information about GoldenGate Plus, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-goldengate-plus.
To request a demo of GoldenGate Plus, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-goldengate-demo-pr.
A high-resolution screen image of Agilent's GoldenGate software is available at
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent's GoldenGate Plus is available now in four configurations, with prices starting
at approximately $42,000.
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) 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
revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web