TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Ships New ADS Software to Further Advance Single-, Multi-Technology Design of RF Power

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Ships New ADS Software to Further Advance
  Single-, Multi-Technology Design of RF Power Amplifiers

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- December 05, 2012

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced shipment of Advanced
Design System 2012, its flagship RF and microwave EDA software platform.

ADS 2012 features new capabilities that improve productivity and efficiency
for all applications the system supports and breakthrough technologies
applicable to GaAs, GaN and silicon RF power-amplifier multichip module
design. The capabilities and breakthroughs now available to new and existing
ADS users include:

  *User interface enhancements designed to improve design efficiency and
    productivity, such as dockable windows for quickly accessing frequently
    used dialog boxes.
  *Updated Load Pull and Amplifier DesignGuides, which offer mismatch
    simulation and make it easy to see amplifier performance at a specific
    output power level or a specific amount of gain, respectively.
  *Dramatically improved integration with EMPro, which enables 3-D
    electromagnetic component designs to be saved as database cells for use
    directly in ADS.
  *A new ADS electro-thermal simulator that incorporates dynamic temperature
    effects to improve accuracy in “thermally aware” circuit-simulation
  *Multichip module electromagnetic simulation setup and Finite Element
    Method simulation of different technologies to analyze electromagnetic
    interactions between circuits and interconnects, wire bond and flip-chip
    solder bumps in typical multichip RF power-amplifier modules.
  *Model support for Agilent’s artificial neural network-based NeuroFET model
    (extracted by Agilent’s IC-CAP device modeling software) to enable more
    accurate FET modeling and simulation results.

Currently supported Agilent customers interested in the ADS 2012 breakthroughs
and features should contact their local applications engineer or field sales
person for more information.


ADS 2012 is now available for download at More information on ADS
2012 is available at An image of ADS 2012
is available at

About Agilent Advanced Design System Software

Advanced Design System is the world’s leading electronic design automation
software for RF, microwave and high-speed digital applications. In a powerful
and easy-to-use interface, ADS pioneers the most innovative and commercially
successful technologies, such as X-parameters* and 3-D electromagnetic
simulators, used by leading companies in wireless communications and
networking as well as the aerospace and defense industries. For more
information about Agilent ADS, visit

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 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal
2012. 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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