1 April 2011

Agilent ships ADS 2011 for RF and microwave design and simulation

Agilent Technologies Inc of Santa Clara, CA, USA has shipped the latest release of Advanced Design System (ADS), the flagship RF and microwave design and simulation platform of Agilent EEsof EDA, which supplies electronic design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system-level, circuit, 3D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. ADS 2011 is claimed to be the industry's most comprehensive multi-technology design platform.

Agilent also says that its work with GaAs/GaN and RF SiGe/BiCMOS/CMOS foundries and relevant surface mount device (SMD) component vendors has resulted in their support for ADS 2011. During the past six months, the majority of existing ADS process design kits and libraries have been upgraded and verified on early access releases, says the firm. These upgraded kits and libraries will be made publicly available to foundry and component vendor customers in the coming days, enabling them to take advantage of new capabilities in ADS 2011, it adds.

The new kits work seamlessly with ADS 2011.01, as well as ADS 2009 Update 1 and prior ADS releases. Users hence need only to download and install the desired kit, independent of which ADS release they are using. Requests for specific kits should be directed to the appropriate component vendor or foundry.

ADS 2011 provides engineers with a multi-technology design environment for designing individual RF and microwave integrated circuits with different technologies (e.g. GaAs, SiGe, GaN, and silicon CMOS). Agilent says that it features electromagnetic technologies for faster, more accurate simulations; a use model that makes electromagnetic simulation easy for all engineers; layout improvements for easier physical design; and dozens of improvements designed to enhance the platform’s functionality and usability. Design verification no longer needs to stop at the boundary of a single integrated circuit’s or module’s technology, the firm adds.

Existing ADS customers can download ADS 2011 by visiting the link below.

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