Agilent Technologies Debuts Breakthroughs in Power Amplifier Module Design
for Next Release of Advanced
June 13, 2012 Press Release
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 13, 2012 – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today unveiled new technologies and
breakthroughs for RF power amplifier design. These capabilities and more will be part of the next major release of
Agilent’s flagship Advanced Design System.
Agilent will demonstrate ADS 2012—along with a range of
solutions for everything from circuit-level modeling through system verification for general RF, microwave, 4G
communications, and aerospace/defense applications—at IMS 2012/IEEE MTT-S (Booth 1015), June 19-21, in Montréal,
Canada. A range of premier partner solutions will be available on Agilent Avenue and throughout the event.
Agilent’s new technologies and breakthroughs for RF power amplifier design include:
finite element method electromagnetic simulation of different technologies to analyze electromagnetic interactions
between ICs and interconnects, wire bond and flip-chip solder bumps in typical multichip RF power amplifier
· Model support for the new artificial neural network-based Agilent NeuroFET model,
extracted by Agilent EEsof’s IC-CAP device modeling software, which enables more accurate FET modeling and
simulation results (for high-power GaN FET amplifiers, for example).
· Improved integration with Electromagnetic Professional software. Three-dimensional EM components from
EMPro can now be saved as database cells for use directly in ADS.
· The immediate beta release of the new ADS electro-thermal simulator to select customers. Based on a full
3-D thermal solver natively integrated into ADS, this new capability incorporates dynamic temperature effects to
improve accuracy in “thermally aware” circuit simulation results.
· Enhancements to the ADS Load
Pull DesignGuide, such as adding mismatch simulation to indicate device or amplifier sensitivity to load VSWR or
· Enhancements to the Amplifier DesignGuide, including extensive updates that make it easy to see
amplifier performance at a specific output power or a specific amount of gain compression.
Agilent’s ADS 2012 is expected to ship in August. A photo of the new software release is
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
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About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company’s 18,700
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011.
Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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