Agilent Technologies - Press Release 6-27-2007
Agilent Technologies Releases Full-Wave 3D Electromagnetic Simulation
Environment for Wireless Appliance Designers
AMDS Designs, Models and Verifies Antennas, Antenna Systems and Placement,
Reduces Design and Quality Risks
SANTA CLARA, Calif.,
June 27, 2007 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today
announced the release of its Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS),
a 3D, dedicated design, modeling and verification tool for antenna systems
Based on proven electromagnetic (EM) technology
that Agilent acquired in September 2006, AMDS reduces design and quality
risks by simulating the entire wireless appliance together with its
environment. It assures compliance with regulatory and operator demands
such as over-the-air performance and SAR (specific absorption rate).
It also analyses antenna diversity for MIMO (multiple-in-multiple-out).
Industry leaders such as Research In Motion (RIM) have already
adopted AMDS for research and development of their popular wireless
“AMDS is the next major addition to our growing
EM portfolio and a key part of our expanded partnerships and investment
in EM technology,” said Jim McGillivary, vice-president and general
manager of Agilent’s EEsof EDA division. “Our current suite of EM-simulation
tools -- Momentum, AMDS and EMDS -- allows our customers to choose the
best simulation technology for every design and application.”
The success of wireless appliance antenna designers depends on tools
that can address both business and design risk management. Agilent’s
AMDS contains intelligent CAD import capabilities, along with the traditional
drawing interface, that make it easier and faster to perform 3D EM simulations
than with traditional simulators.
The AMDS full-wave 3D EM design
“To improve efficiency, the wireless appliance industry is increasingly
using outsourced and modular design,” said Erwin De Baetselier, program
manager with Agilent’s EEsof EDA division. “However, the transceiver/antenna
physical test phase remains a critical bottleneck for time-to-market.
With its ability to import, mesh and simulate the entire wireless appliance,
AMDS overcomes the challenge of meeting operator and regulatory demands
and end-user expectations in terms of reception, voice quality and battery
life. It is the only software technology available today that addresses
the needs of rapidly evolving wireless appliance design.”
facilitates cross-functional teamwork
between antenna and product designers through seamless and efficient
exchange of CAD data, eliminating modeling rework for subsequent
guarantees antenna placement performance
by taking the entire physical wireless appliance into account; and
improves end-user product performance
by introducing real-world interaction with the human body directly
into the EM simulation.
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