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Integrated software solution ensures design performance, improves accuracy
and speeds time-to-market for end-to-end 5G workflows
Santa Rosa, California, July 20, 2020 - Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading
technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments
accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced
PathWave Design 2021, an open, scalable and predictable 5G and mmWave software
solution. It enables design and validation engineers to accelerate delivery
of chip, board and system products by integrating device, circuit and system
design with improved performance and accuracy.
The 5G market is rapidly gaining broader acceptance. Network operators are
transitioning from 4G and rolling out commercial 5G around the world. Equipment
manufacturers and suppliers need to optimize performance, cost (yield), and
time-to-market in their designs to be selected as vendor of choice for mainstream
5G deployments. However, higher frequencies coupled with the increasing design
integration and complexity of 5G, require a unified, end-to-end approach to
eliminate late stage design iterations and ensure first pass success.
"Current design methodologies for 4G and earlier standards use approximate
figures of merit to get designs to market quickly," said Tom Lillig, general
manager of PathWave Software Solutions at Keysight Technologies. "This legacy
approach is insufficient for modern designs, which increase integration requirements
due to 5G broadband modulation schemes. The design techniques developed with
previous generations of designs simply aren't sufficient to meet the 5G standards."
Implements Best Practices in Radio Frequency (RF) and Microwave Workflows
PathWave 5G addresses high frequency and complexity with new capabilities
across all design phases including simulation to validation, as well as test
and manufacturing. Engineers can eliminate months from product schedules by
implementing best practices in their radio frequency/microwave (RF/MW) workflows
- Increasing the speed and reducing the complexity of chip level analysis
and verification with integrated EM simulation.
- Predicting performance at the circuit and system levels using common modulated
signals and accurate RF system models.
- Scaling the end-to-end ecosystem from
device to circuit to test and manufacturing with model-driven engineering.
- Accelerating the verification process by running simulations in parallel
in the high-performance cloud computing.
Keysight's PathWave Design 2021 software suite enables:
- Power amplifier designers using RF Gallium Nitride (GaN) superior power,
size and efficiency advantages to model trapping and thermal effects.
- Front-end module and RF transceiver designers to assemble technologies
to model packaging and coupling effects quickly and efficiently.
- System integrators to predict system performance with RF circuits, antennas
and modulated signals.
- System architects to accurately perform RF modeling with a combined platform
for digital, RF and antenna system simulation.
- Component manufacturers to validate the performance of their designs in
target system architectures.
- Phased array designers to conduct fast, accurate beamforming simulations
with realistic RF impairment modeling.
Keysight's PathWave Design software suite includes: PathWave Advanced Design
System (ADS), PathWave RFIC Design (GoldenGate), PathWave System Design (SystemVue),
PathWave EM Design (EMPro) and PathWave Device Modeling (IC-CAP), which deliver
the key capabilities needed to address 5G challenges, including radio frequency/microwave
(RF/MW) simulation and verification; electronic system-level (ESL) simulation;
and device modeling to improve design speed, accuracy and robustness.
More information on PathWave Design 2021 is available at
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Complimentary 90-Day Software Trials
Keysight is offering the company's popular software products free of charge
for 90 days. Engineers working on design and simulation or managing multiple
instruments and test stations remotely, can leverage Keysight's PC-based software
to remain productive. These 90-day software trials also provide complimentary
KeysightCare Software Support for the duration of the trials featuring live
interaction with a technical expert within 4 hours of contacting Keysight.
Eligible Software Includes the Following Keysight Solutions:
PathWave Signal Generation: Signal creation tools that reduce the time
needed on signal simulation
PathWave Vector Signal Analysis: Software that runs remotely to access
the full capabilities of signal measurement hardware, from anywhere
PathWave BenchVue: PC software for simultaneous instrument control and
simplified automation for a wide range of instruments
PathWave Test Automation: Test sequencer and automation software for data
management and test plan development
PathWave FPGA: Real-time FPGA functionality to customize and get more performance
PathWave System Design (SystemVue): Multi-domain modeling environment that
accelerates design, verification, and test from anywhere
Infiniium Offline: Uses PC to capture waveforms, save to a file and recall
data with over 60 built-in one-click measurements
Flex Digital Communication Analyser (DCA): Uses a PC to see a visual output
of a test, controlling DCA or DCA-X oscilloscopes with Standard Commands for
Programmable Instruments (SCPI), from anywhere
Additional information about
90-day software trials is available.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation
to connect and secure the world. Keysight's solutions optimize networks and
bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings
from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization
in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications
ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general
electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.3B in fiscal year
2019. More information is available at www.keysight.com.
Geri Lynne LaCombe
Phone: +1 303 662 4748
+34 (93) 3434612
Posted July 23, 2020