Agilent Technologies Press Release - March 10, 2011
Agilent Technologies’ Latest GoldenGate RFIC Simulation Software
Raises the Bar on Performance and
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 10, 2011 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the latest release
of its RFIC simulation, verification and analysis software –
GoldenGate version 2011.
This release enhances Agilent’s leadership in advanced-node RFIC design with improved performance, fast mismatch
analyses for analog/RF applications and a new easy-to-use graphical user interface. The release also extends the
software’s RFIC analysis to more easily incorporate package and board effects.
“There are various ways to approach performance enhancements,” said Paul Colestock, product planning and marketing
manager with Agilent’s EEsof EDA organization. “Agilent’s approach is to provide continuous improvement on the
circuits that our customers care most about. GoldenGate 2011 stays true to that heritage.”
Agilent’s GoldenGate version 2011 software delivers the following updates for RF design analysis:
GoldenGate version 2011 boasts a number of improvements for wireless design verification. Fast mismatch analysis
dramatically accelerates the block and functional path verification that RFIC designers perform every day, without
loss of accuracy, including new support for Cadence corners tool.
- Carrier-analysis improvements that deliver significantly better scalability and performance on multicore
CPUs, further extending Agilent’s RF performance leadership.
- Dramatically improved performance of carrier and SSNA noise analyses.
- Fast yield-contributor analyses for RF and analog/mixed-signal designers, including DC, AC and oscillator
- Enhanced fast circuit-envelope analysis that accelerates RF functional path simulations by an order of
magnitude or more, with broader support for RFIC-centric source configurations for models including memory
- An enhanced crystal oscillator convergence option that reduces the frustration of simulating crystal
The updated adslib for the GoldenGate library now includes delay-defined transmission lines and Philips-TU Delft
standard/user-defined bondwire models. Using this, engineers can simulate more of their designs by including RF
package and board effects. Additionally, by closing the loop between system and circuit designers using the new
SystemVue and GoldenGate links and flows, designers can greatly accelerate system-level verification of RFICs.
Agilent’s GoldenGate version 2011 also improves both the tool’s usability and in turn, user productivity. A
new tree/tabbed graphical user interface for the Cadence Analog Design Environment, for example, eases the
configuration of RF analyses and environment/options selection.
is the most trusted simulation, verification and analysis solution available for integrated RF circuit design
within the Cadence Virtuoso design flow. Its unique simulation algorithms are optimized for the demands of today’s
complex RF circuit designs, enabling full characterization of complete transceivers prior to tape-out. GoldenGate
is part of Agilent’s RFIC simulation, analysis and verification solution that also includes Momentum for 3-D
planar electromagnetic simulation, Ptolemy wireless test benches for system-level verification, and the Advanced
Design System data display for advanced data analysis. This suite links the RF system, subsystem, and
component-level design and analysis as part of a unique and comprehensive RFIC design flow. GoldenGate is fully
compatible with Cadence IC5 and IC6 platforms.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent’s GoldenGate version 2011 is available now, with a starting price of just under $25,000.
information on GoldenGate version 2011, go to
www.agilent.com/find/eesof-goldengate2011. An image of the software is available at
www.agilent.com/find/eesof-GoldenGate2011_images. To request a demo of GoldenGate version 2011, visit
Agilent will demonstrate its newest design and test
innovations for advanced RF and microwave research, development and manufacturing at the
2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, June 7-9, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Booth 813.
Attendees will be able to join Agilent and its solution partners on
Agilent Avenue to connect expert to expert with leaders in the industry.
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level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More information is
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