Agilent Technologies - Product Announcement 3-19-2008
March 19, 2008 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Agilent Technologies’ Advanced Design System EDA Software Selected by Finisar to
Support Development of Telecom Optics Products
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today
announced that Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), a global leader in fiber optic solutions for high-speed networks, has
selected Agilent’s Advanced Design System (ADS) software to support the development of their optics products
designed for the telecom market. Agilent’s ADS software platform includes the Signal Integrity Design Suite and
the Ptolemy system simulator.
“As the technology leader in optical communication networks, we believe it is
fundamental to have best-in-class software when creating leading-edge products for our customers,” said Kevin
McCallion, director of engineering at Finisar. “We purposely chose Agilent’s EDA software because of its
impressive simulation technology and flexible design environment.”
“We are excited that Finisar has selected our ADS software platform for the design
of their high-performance telecom optics products,” said Sanjeev Gupta, product marketing manager, Agilent’s
EEsof EDA division. “The signal integrity design and simulation capabilities within ADS provide a critical
toolset that, we believe, will be a huge help in getting our customers’ products to market more quickly.”
Agilent’s ADS is an industry-leading high-frequency, high-speed electronic design
automation software platform. Recent releases of the software include new signal integrity capabilities, such
as the addition of serializer/deserializer(SERDES)/Verilog analog mixed-signal co-simulation, for a more
complete signal integrity design flow for serial links.
Agilent’s Ptolemy Simulator is a system-level simulator based on a hybrid of
synchronous and timed synchronous dataflow technologies. It simplifies the design and simulation of digital
(DSP), analog, and mixed-signal based RF systems and circuits, including wireless and wireline receivers,
transmitters, modems, cellular phones, and radar.
Finisar develops, manufactures and markets an innovative suite of fiber optic
components and subsystems utilizing their patented Chirp Managed Directly Modulated Lasers to enable
telecommunications equipment manufacturers to provide longer reach optical transmitter solutions at lower cost,
better performance and less complexity than those based on externally modulated lasers.
For more information about Agilent’s Advanced Design System, visit
For more information about Agilent solutions for signal integrity design, visit
Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) is a global technology leader for fiber optic
components and subsystems and network test and monitoring systems. These products enable high-speed voice,
video and data communications for networking, storage and wireless applications over Local Area Networks
(LANs), Storage Area Networks (SANs), and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) using Ethernet, Fibre Channel, IP,
SAS, SATA and SONET/SDH protocols. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. More information can be
found at www.finisar.com .
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 Agilent’s EDA software is available at
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.
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