TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Ships Newest GoldenGate Software Release for RFIC Designers

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Ships Newest GoldenGate Software Release
  for RFIC Designers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- November 16, 2012

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced shipment of its GoldenGate
2012.10 RFIC simulation, verification and analysis software.

The 2012 release offers RFIC designers a host of technology enhancements for
accelerated design verification, extended design-for-manufacturing solutions
and improved links to system design. Additionally, new licensing models offer
users greater purchasing flexibility.

GoldenGate 2012 accelerates design verification through a number of technology
enhancements that allow users to set up distributed simulations, run them with
unmatched performance, and display and analyze massive amounts of data.

Agilent also offers GoldenGate users an extended parallel simulation license
at a fraction of the cost of the base GoldenGate simulator license. It is
supported in any scenario launching a parallel simulation, including ADE-XL in
Cadence Virtuoso.

X-parameters* generation is another key capability of GoldenGate 2012. It
allows designers to capture the nonlinear behavior of active components such
as amplifiers and save the data for quick use in simulation models in RF
system or circuit designs, while also hiding all intellectual property.

Other new and improved capabilities in GoldenGate 2012 include:

  *AC stability analysis, which provides simplified setup, analysis and
    results processing for Bode stability analysis using the Middlebrook
    technique. The analysis allows the circuit’s open-loop gain and phase
    characteristics to be determined while the loop remains closed and
    requires no changes to the schematic.
  *Improved links to system-level simulation, including enhancements to the
    Fast Circuit Envelope model export from GoldenGate to SystemVue and the
    ability to export and evaluate Application Extension Language expressions
    during Virtual Testbench evaluation with Ptolemy.
  *A broad range of usability enhancements, including improvements in RFIC
    simulation, support for advanced analysis and millimeter-wave design, and
    wireless standard-compliant verification.
  *Licensing improvements and enhancements that enable more robust license
    behavior with improved licensing logic. A new License Manager and Product
    Selector ensure an easier license experience.
  *A design-for-manufacturing enhancement that integrates GoldenGate 2012
    into the MunEDA WiCkeD tool suite for the analysis, sizing and modeling of
    circuits. The integration enables automatic compensation of process
    variations and parasitic influences, and helps reduce the overall power
    consumption and noise in RF circuits.
  *Expanded foundry support.

GoldenGate is a trusted simulation, verification and analysis solution
available for integrated RF circuit design within the Cadence Virtuoso design
flow. Its unique simulation algorithms are optimized for the demands of
today’s complex RF circuit designs, enabling full characterization of complete
transceivers prior to tape-out. GoldenGate is part of Agilent’s RFIC
simulation, analysis and verification solution, which also includes Momentum
for 3-D planar electromagnetic simulation, SystemVue and Ptolemy wireless test
benches for system-level verification, and the Advanced Design System data
display for advanced data analysis.

GoldenGate 2012.10 is available now. More information is available at An image of the new software
release is available at

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

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 20,000 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal
2011. Information about Agilent is available at

*X-parameters is a trademark and registered trademark of Agilent Technologies
in the United States, European Union, Japan and elsewhere. The X-parameters
format and underlying equations are open and documented. For more information,

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