Technologies' Genesys EDA Software Chosen by Maspro to Improve Receiver Design
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2007 -- Agilent
Technologies Inc. today announced that Maspro Denkoh Corp. has selected Agilent's
Genesys and Momentum GX software to develop its TV-receiver and satellite-broadcast
equipment. The agreement includes multiple licenses and an optional upgrade path
to other Agilent EEsof EDA products.
Maspro is Japan's leading provider of TV-receiving equipment such as antennas,
satellite receivers and broadcasting repeater devices, which often use frequencies
greater than 10 GHz. The company's designers were encountering performance issues
when slight changes were made to the printed circuit board (PCB) design, requiring
several design re-spins to understand and correct the problems.
To solve these problems and reduce re-spins in their design process, Maspro added
circuit and electromagnetic simulation to its design flow to improve efficiency.
After evaluating EDA tools on the market, Maspro chose Agilent's Genesys and Momentum
GX EDA software.
Maspro engineers who performed the tools evaluation chose Genesys because it
provided the highest return on investment and the highest degree of accuracy, which
Maspro needed to avoid the risk of design re-spins. They determined that the Genesys
solution would help the most in improving their R&D efficiencies. They also
preferred Genesys because it is available in Japanese and several other languages.
"Our application engineers worked closely with key Maspro designers to improve
design efficiency for their high-frequency PC board design," said Mounir Adada,
product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division. "I'm pleased that
this leading equipment supplier in Japan has chosen our Genesys and Momentum circuit
and EM simulation tools, and I look forward to working with them."
Eagleware-Elanix, the originator of Genesys, was acquired by Agilent Technologies
in 2005. Agilent EEsof EDA continues to build on and enhance the Genesys platform,
an integrated EDA software package for self-supporting RF and microwave designers
and workgroups. 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.
For more information about Genesys products, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-genesys.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Current Genesys software suites include four bundles that are priced less than
$10,000. Configurations for high-yield linear design start at $3,995. The Genesys/Momentum
GX bundle is priced at approximately $15,000.
Through April 15, 2008, Agilent is offering special discounts on Genesys products
coupled with Momentum EM tools. For more information about Genesys suites and the
current Genesys/Momentum GX discount, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-genesys-firstpass.
To request a free software evaluation, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-genesys-evaluation.
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 at www.agilent.com.