Agilent Technologies' New System-Level Communications Design Software Speeds Development Cycle
March 3, 2009, 11:00 am EST - SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A
- News) today announced the availability of
2008.12, a new platform for electronic system-level (ESL) design. The new platform delivers modeling,
design-flow improvements and baseband IP libraries that can cut months from physical layer (PHY) design time for
high-performance communications algorithms and system architectures in both wireless and aerospace/defense
The new release accelerates development of high-performance PHYs for Software-Defined Radio
(SDR) and other applications with three key contributions:
a new, open ESL platform that connects multi-language algorithm design up to the communications system
level, as well as down to hardware implementation and verification, for a more complete model-based flow;
high-performance RF PHY simulation technology with links to RF and hardware verification; and,
high-quality standards-based libraries for WiMAX™ and LTE baseband algorithm and hardware developers.
“SystemVue 2008 unifies capabilities from a variety of separate tool sets to produce airworthy, high-performance
PHYs faster than ever before,” said Frank Ditore, product marketing manager with Agilent’s EEsof EDA division.
“SystemVue makes existing hardware environments more effective for high-performance systems design.” The new
platform gives algorithm designers a view of working reference PHY blocks at the system level, while connecting
them to rapid-prototyping and RF test for baseband hardware design and verification.
Agilent’s SystemVue platform for electronic system-level design
unites signal processing with RF design into a single, creative, system-level workflow. SystemVue’s simulation
technology, standards-based verification and system design-to-verification flow cut total design time in half.
These capabilities also make verification possible earlier in the design process. SystemVue’s applications include
Software Defined Radio, LTE and WiMAX. It is an ideal platform for system architects, algorithm developers and
hardware designers who create or implement digital signal processing for commercial wireless and aerospace/defense
systems. Additional information is available at
U.S. Pricing and Availability SystemVue is available now for download and evaluation.
Pricing for typical configurations starts at approximately $15,000.
Agilent EEsof EDA software is used in microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed, RF system, electronic system
level (ESL), circuit, 3D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. Agilent EEsof EDA
offers personal, value-priced products as well as enterprise-level solutions that save money, improve design flows
and simplify EDA vendor relationships. Agilent EEsof EDA software is compatible with and is used to design the
company’s test and measurement equipment. Additional information about all Agilent EDA software offerings is
available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.
About Agilent Technologies
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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 20,000 employees serve customers
in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.8 billion in fiscal 2008. Information about Agilent is
available on the Web at