Agilent Technologies Press Release - February 16, 2011
Agilent Technologies' Latest 3-D EM Simulation Platform Provides Faster, More Accurate Modeling of RF,
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced
Electromagnetic Professional 2011.02, a new
release of its 3-D electromagnetic modeling and simulation platform for creating 3-D models and analyzing the
electrical performance of packages, connectors, antennas, and other RF components.
Known as EMPro, the platform is tightly integrated with Agilent’s Advanced Design System for the design of RF and
high-speed circuits, modules and PC boards. The new release features significant improvements in both accuracy and
speed for modeling RF and high-speed components.
EMPro 2011.02 delivers new meshing technologies for both
its time- and frequency domain electromagnetic solvers. Meshing is the first step in an electromagnetic simulation
and occurs when a 3-D model is segmented into tiny mesh cells.
For the finite-difference time-domain
solver, EMPro 2011.02 adds a new meshing option that creates mesh cells that more closely conform to curved
surfaces and non-orthogonal edges. Using this option, engineers can now realize more accurate results with fewer
mesh cells required, while also reducing memory consumption and simulation time.
For the finite
element-method frequency-domain solver, EMPro 2011.02 delivers several new meshing options that allow engineers to
more precisely specify the desired mesh structure along conductor edges, surfaces and vertices. Doing so reduces
the time it takes for the meshing algorithms to converge on a final, accurate mesh while increasing its accuracy.
Additional meshing options improve simulation accuracy across the entire frequency band of the device by
automatically refining the mesh at critical resonant frequencies.
EMPro 2011.02 also incorporates several
new features that improve the tool’s performance and ease of use.
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