Agilent Technologies - Product Announcement 3-19-2008
19, 2008 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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.
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.”
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
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
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(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
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