ANALOG DEVICES’ HIGH SPEED ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL BEHAVIOR MODELS NOW AVAILABLE FOR AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES’ ADVANCED
DESIGN SYSTEM EDA SOFTWARE PLATFORM
Norwood, MA (3/24/2008) - Analog Devices, Inc.
(NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications and the market
leader in data converters, announced today the availability of its high-speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC)
behavior models for the Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software platform from Agilent Technologies. The Agilent
ADS design integration package features a broad set of simulation technologies for developers of wireless products,
such as cellular and portable phones, pagers, wireless networks, radar and satellite communications systems, and
high-speed digital serial links.
Analog Devices’ analog-to-digital converter behavior models are designed
to help customers through the complex and intricate design process that requires numerous simulations, computations
and evaluations under a variety of frequencies and stimuli in order to achieve desired performance objectives. With
ADI’s analog-to-digital converter models, Agilent’s ADS users can now identify and test off-the-shelf converters
for their designs during the early stages of development, eliminating costly re-specification and re-design steps.
In addition, Agilent’s ADS enables fully standard-compliant evaluations for 4th-Generation (4G) systems such as
HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access), 3GPP LTE (3rd-Generation Partnership Long Term Evolution) and WiMAX.
Analog Devices library of ADC models support the company’s comprehensive set of evaluation tools that enable
designers to accurately model the typical performance of ADI’s broad range of high speed converters. ADI’s ADC model
library supports ADIsimADC®, ADCAnalyzer™ and VisualAnalog™, each providing designers with consistent results at
varying stages of the simulation and evaluation process. ADI’s ADC models are available now free via download from
the Analog Devices web site at www.analog.com/ADCmodels and now also support the Agilent Advanced Design System.
About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog
Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged
industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over
60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading
global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications,
Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the
world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included
in the S&P 500 Index.
ADIsimADC is a registered trademark, and ADCAnalyazer and VisualAnalog are trademarks
of Analog Devices Inc. Advanced Design System is a trademark of Agilent Technologies Inc. All other trademarks included
herein are the property of their respective owners.