Agilent Technologies’ Latest RF/Microwave Design Genesys Software Features Breakthrough X-Parameters™
X-Parameters Technology Sets New Standard for Price-Performance in Simulation Software
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 17, 2010 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced
Genesys 2010, a new release of its industry leading, low cost, high-performance RF/microwave design software.
The software, used by circuit board and subsystem designers, now includes breakthrough nonlinear X-parameter
simulation and modeling technology. This enables the most accurate and convenient RF nonlinear circuit and system
are the rigorous mathematical extension of familiar S-parameters for linear and nonlinear modeling. RF IC and
component vendors of power amplifiers, transistors and mixers can now supply accurate, nonlinear X-parameter
libraries of these parts via the Web for potential customers to use in their nonlinear circuit and RF system
Genesys 2010 provides the most cost-effective design environment in the industry for
deploying X-parameters. X-parameter modeling technology is also fully integrated into the Genesys nonlinear
circuit simulator. This allows X-parameter models with load-pull impedance and bias dependence to be used in
nonlinear circuit design or for co-simulation with the Genesys Spectrasys system simulator. For the first time,
nonlinear circuits can be accurately tuned or optimized to meet system simulation specification in a single pass.
Previously, nonlinear circuit-system co-simulation relied on the batch creation of inaccurate circuit behavioral
models that were used with disconnected system simulation.
“Genesys 2010 is the most powerful and reliable version of Genesys to date,” said Dan Savio, R&D
manager for Agilent’s Genesys product line. “We achieved this goal by working closely with key customers during
software development. This approach also ensured that the Genesys 2010 enhancements were implemented to the
satisfaction and high standards of our customers.”
Key Genesys 2010 enhancements include:
ο X-parameter nonlinear circuit and system simulation;
ο 10-times-faster optimization and schematic
update speed than the previous Genesys software release;
ο improved schematic capture
efficiency with precision copy-paste and increased node wiring gravity;
ο intuitive simulation
controls, error reporting and help documentation to make Genesys 2010 even easier to use;
improved Momentum GX and GXF electromagnetic simulation with trapezoidal meshing for better speed and
accuracy, but with reduced memory consumption; and
ο improved reliability and usability to reduce
crashes and user annoyances in routine tasks.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent’s Genesys 2010 is available now, with pricing starting at approximately $4,300. Genesys 2010 is
available in nine bundles, which can be conveniently purchased online. Price quotes are also available online.
See Genesys 2010 and Agilent
Technologies’ latest design and test innovations for advanced RF and microwave research, development and
manufacturing at the
2010 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium,
May 25-27, at the Anaheim Convention & Exhibition Center, Booth 924.
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