Agilent Technologies - Press Release 9-25-2008
Agilent Technologies' GoldenGate Simulator
Thursday September 25, 11:00 am ET
Chosen by Toshiba for RFIC Design, Evaluation
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc.
- News) today announced that Toshiba
Semiconductor Co. has selected Agilent’s
GoldenGate EDA software for its RFIC design and evaluation.
Accurate post-layout simulation and evaluation of an entire transceiver, including parasitics, is very
difficult to perform with today’s widely used time-domain simulation tools. Early evaluation is increasingly
important, however, because when problems are detected after making a prototype, design teams waste precious time
and money on design and prototype re-spins. To address this issue, Toshiba Semiconductor needed new EDA software
that is fast enough for its design cycles. It chose Agilent’s GoldenGate.
“It is very difficult to simulate
large-scale circuits, such as direct conversion modulator/demodulators with local oscillators, using the SPICE
time-domain simulator,” said Tamotsu Hiwatashi, group manager of the planning department, System LSI Division of
Toshiba Semiconductor. “We needed a frequency-domain simulator. We chose GoldenGate because in addition to its
superior convergence, it works faster than other frequency-domain simulation tools.”
software is an advanced simulation and analysis solution for integrated RF circuit design. Its unique simulation
algorithms are optimized for the challenging demands of today’s complex RF circuit design, enabling full
characterization of complete transceivers prior to tape-out. To ensure device manufacturability and reduce design
spins, GoldenGate takes advantage of both frequency-domain and time-domain simulation capabilities to perform
necessary analyses on today’s RF devices.
“We are pleased Toshiba Semiconductor has chosen GoldenGate for its RFIC design and evaluation,” said
Marc Petersen, product marketing manager with Agilent’s
EEsof EDA division. “By importing modulated signals from Agilent ADS Ptolemy, GoldenGate can reduce the
time required to simulate circuits based on today’s communication standards. We will continue to work closely with
Toshiba’s design engineers to help them optimize their design environment with Agilent EDA software.”
more information about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.com.
For more information about GoldenGate, visit
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of more than 30 years of innovation by the world’s premier RF design and software development engineers, who focus
on understanding and solving designers’ problems. Agilent EEsof EDA software is compatible with and is used to
design the company’s test and measurement equipment. Additional information is available at
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