Agilent Technologies - Press Release 8-20-2007
Agilent Technologies Announces Antenna Modeling Design System With Hearing-Aid
EM Software Models and Verifies
Antennas, Antenna Systems, Reduces Design Risks in Handheld Wireless
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agilent
Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A - News) today announced the next release of
its Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS), now containing new capabilities
to verify that handheld wireless devices are equipped with hearing-aid
compatibility. This is the second release of AMDS, Agilent's newest
EM simulation tool dedicated to modeling and verifying antennas and
antenna systems. The software helps to meet performance specifications
and reduce design risks in handheld wireless devices.
a full wave, 3-D, dedicated design, modeling and verification tool for
antenna systems and placement. The new release, version 2007.4, allows
users to evaluate hearing-aid compatibility (HAC) between wireless communication
devices and hearing aids, according to the IEEE American National Standard
Methods of Measurement of Compatibility (ANSI C63.19-2006). The standard
establishes categories of compatible hearing aids and wireless devices.
"By February 2008, all wireless carriers in the U.S. must ensure
that 50 percent of their phones are hearing-aid compatible," said Erwin
De Baetselier, product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division.
"Today, we are leading the industry by offering HAC compatibility tests
in our EM simulation environment, ensuring that designers of wireless
devices will be able to meet these important and rigorous specifications."
Development of the AMDS HAC functionality was accomplished through
the joint efforts of Agilent's EEsof EDA R&D team and the development
team at Remcom Inc.
AMDS imports, meshes and simulates an entire
wireless device, together with its surrounding real-world environment,
to analyze compliance standards such as HAC, SAR (Specific Absorption
Rate), and antenna diversity and MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple Output).
Simulating the device with AMDS can reduce design cycle time significantly,
eliminating up to 75 percent of the typical modeling and setup time
that is required by other types of EM simulators.
The AMDS 3-D
EM feature set includes: efficient importation of CAD data from product
designers, reducing or eliminating EM design iterations; verification
of antenna compliance with legal and operational standards such as SAR,
HAC, Over-the-Air Performance and MIMO; optimization of MIMO performance
by analyzing antenna placement and diversity for the entire physical
wireless appliance; and optimization of device performance by simulating
its real-world interaction with the human body. To request a demonstration
of AMDS or additional technical or sales information, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof-amds-request-pr.
Additional information about AMDS and all of Agilent's EDA software
offerings is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-AMDS. A high-resolution
image of the Agilent AMDS software is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof_amds-hac_image.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent AMDS is available
now with prices starting at approximately $50,000.
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