TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies’ Newest SystemVue Software Release Accelerates MIMO Radar and Wireless/4G Design

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies’ Newest SystemVue Software Release
  Accelerates MIMO Radar and Wireless/4G Design

   Enhancements Target Faster Deployment of Emerging Wideband Technologies

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- February 14, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced the newest release of
SystemVue, its premier platform for designing communications and defense

SystemVue 2013.01 provides new application support for system-level
architects, digital signal-processing modelers, and test-and-measurement
verifiers who are designing next-generation MIMO radar systems and wireless/4G

The new release enables users to make critical decisions about RF and DSP
architecture more effectively by bringing real-world modeling, standards-based
validation and links to high-performance test equipment into the R&D
environment. Doing so reduces design iterations and project risk for emerging
wireless and defense technologies, while allowing faster deployment.

High-Performance MIMO and Phased-Array Radar

SystemVue’s W1905 radar model library now offers sophisticated
signal-processing support for array-based radar technologies such as MIMO,
phased-array and synthetic-aperture radars. With the new release, radar
architects can now evaluate array-based radar architectures using
approximately 70 simulation reference blocks and 50 application examples. They
can also use their own signal-processing algorithms in a variety of modeling
formats, including C++, math, FPGA/HDL and SystemC.

SystemVue also allows radar architects to account for a variety of other
system-level effects to render realistic virtual scenarios that include:

  *Real-world RF models (using X-parameters*).
  *Measured waveforms, to and from Agilent test equipment, including a free
    Waveform Sequence Composer utility that works with Agilent’s M8190A
    arbitrary waveform generator.
  *Physical/inertial fading factors (such as Doppler shift, range delay and
    terrain-based clutter), from external modeling applications.
  *Antenna directionality and spacing, interferers, jamming, targets,
    clutter, fading and other non-idealities.

“SystemVue provides a sophisticated cockpit that lowers the cost of the radar
system design cycle,” said Dingqing Lu, senior application planner at Agilent.
“By modeling the algorithms, RF transmit/receive path and environment, as well
as linking to gigahertz-wide test equipment, our customers are reducing their
dependence on expensive flight-testing, ranges and dedicated hardware

Enabling High-Volume 4G and Wireless LAN Deployment

To address the needs of the commercial wireless space, SystemVue 2013.01
enables system-level modeling of multistandard radio (MSR) performance under
3GPP Release-9 TS 37, and digital predistortion (DPD) for high-volume power
amplifiers in 4G/LTE and wireless LAN 802.11ac applications.

With new MSR simulation templates and expanded 2G/3G standards support, the
W1916 3G baseband library now allows SystemVue to validate backward compliance
of 4G/LTE equipment alongside legacy GSM, EDGE, WCDMA, and interfering
signals, both in-band and inter-band. Moreover, many of these same base
station, femtocell, WLAN, and handset designs employ a less expensive
predistortion technique that improves RF system performance, without adding
significant battery drain or complexity.

The updated W1716 DPD Builder provides modeling support for look-up tables,
along with a sophisticated new crest-factor reduction algorithm.

“Our customers doing high-volume wireless applications asked us to support
existing 3G intellectual property and methodologies as they transition to 4G,”
said Daren McClearnon, Agilent’s SystemVue marketing manager. “We successfully
addressed this customer request, and SystemVue is now being evaluated
throughout the supply chain as a way to provide of IP-neutral virtual

SystemVue 2013.01 also provides updates to a variety of libraries and design
personalities. More information about SystemVue 2013.01 is available at An image of SystemVue 2013.01
with its new modules is available at

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Agilent’s SystemVue 2013.01 is available for download at Pricing for the
SystemVue environment starts at approximately $17,340. A free, 30-day
evaluation copy is available at

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About Agilent Technologies

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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

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