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TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies’ Advanced Design System Software Selected by GIT Japan for Front-to-Back MMIC and Silicon RFIC Implementation
|By Business Wire
|May 8, 2014 11:01 AM EDT
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that GIT Japan Inc.,
a provider of advanced interface technologies between people and
information, and a competence center for ultrawideband (UWB) chipset and
module development, has selected Agilent EEsof EDA’s Advanced
Design System (ADS) electronic design automation platform for
complete GaAs/GaN- and silicon-based RFIC/MMIC implementations.
“We successfully used the ADS front-to-back design flow for UWB power
amplifier MMIC design in a WIN pHEMT process,” said Shogo Ida, president
and chief executive officer at GIT. “We also used it when expanding our
portfolio to include silicon-based designs using IBM’s high-performance
SiGe BiCMOS technology. We chose ADS because it delivers proven RF
circuit simulation, integrated EM solvers and RF-relevant backend
support. It was key to our first-time-right tape-outs and enabled us to
introduce unique products on time.”
ADS is the most widely used platform for III-V MMIC design but also
provides a complete RFIC design flow—including layout, enhanced
foundry-certified PDKs, LVS and DRC—that is crucial for a successful
implementation of wireless front-ends. The scalable front-to-back
solution not only facilitates the job of the MMIC and RFIC designer from
the beginning, but also directly integrates with other domains, such as
RF modules and RF system-in-package (SiP) design.
Key ADS features like ADS Layout and Desktop DRC and LVS help simplify
and speed the design flow. ADS Layout, for example, features an RFIC
toolbar for easier, more efficient physical design and trace routing.
Desktop DRC and LVS help verify and correct layouts against foundry DRC
rules prior to tape out and catch errors early in the design cycle, all
from the users’ desktop. In addition, ADS’ integrated 3D planar EM
simulator Momentum combines full-wave and quasi-static EM solvers for
simplified passive, interconnect and parasitic modeling.
“As a leader in the GaAs MMIC world, we have seen the popularity of the
ADS platform for silicon-based RFIC design grow tremendously over the
years,” said Juergen Hartung, RFIC marketing manager for Agilent EEsof
EDA. “Customers can now use these kits for a variety of RF CMOS, RF SOI
and SiGe BiCMOS technologies to enjoy full back-end support that
includes schematic-driven layout creation, layout-versus-schematic
check, and integrated 3D planar electromagnetic and 3D-FEM simulators.”
About Advanced Design System
The leading electronic design automation software for RF, microwave and
signal integrity applications, ADS pioneers the most innovative and
commercially successful technologies, such as X-parameters* and 3-D
electromagnetic simulators. ADS 2014 addresses the most challenging
design complexity and integration needs of leading-edge commercial
wireless and aerospace/defense companies, by enabling them to design
multi-technology RF system-in-package modules and perform complex
electromagnetic simulations—all with greater ease and speed. More
information is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads.
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design
automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed
digital, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3-D
electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More
information is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement
company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences,
diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,600
employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had
revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is
available at www.agilent.com.
On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly
traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic
measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies,
Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.
*X-parameters is a trademark and registered trademark of Agilent
Technologies in the U.S., EU, JP, and elsewhere. The X-parameters format
and underlying equations are open and documented. For more information,
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