TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Unveils System Design Tools for Satellite
Communications and Navigation
New Capabilities Accelerate Physical Layer Design and Test
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- June 3, 2013
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced two reference libraries
for SystemVue, its premier platform for communications and aerospace/defense
The Global Navigation Satellite System baseband verification and Digital Modem
libraries allow system designers and algorithmic researchers to bring
instrument-grade standards references into design simulation early in the R&D
process. Satellite and communications systems can now be verified under a
variety of realistic impaired conditions, before baseband or RF hardware is
available, enabling faster deployment of high-performance systems.
Next-Generation Satellite Design
Next-generation location-based services require robust satellite and telemetry
systems offering increased redundancy and higher levels of location coverage
and security. To deliver this functionality, military and civilian systems
designers are exploring new receiver algorithms for navigation systems,
additional frequencies and high-performance RF/baseband architectures.
Agilent’s GNSS library aids this effort by providing researchers with a GPS
transmit/receive algorithm reference, fading and multi-satellite constellation
support, and modulation references for Beidou, GLONASS and Galileo. Links from
SystemVue to Agilent’s RF simulators and test and measurement provide a
configurable, multi-discipline design flow for the full R&D lifecycle of
satellite navigation systems.
“GNSS measurement personalities are generally optimized for high-volume
wireless testing, which offers no flexibility to anticipate impairment and
interference scenarios in early R&D,” said Daren McClearnon, ESL design
segment lead at Agilent. “SystemVue pulls together reference intellectual
property, the designer’s own DSP and RF architectures, and realistic test
waveforms into simulated scenarios, enabling designers to validate new ideas
before systems are deployed in hardware.”
Satellite and Military Communications Design
Satellite communications designers upgrading to higher data-rate systems
require additional framing, synchronization, equalization, re-training,
filtering, sampling, and direct-sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) support.
Lacking commercial tool support, designers typically handcraft custom toolsets
for both simulation and test equipment.
Agilent’s Digital Modem library eliminates the need for this effort. It
provides easy signal processing reference models–complete with BER testing–for
approximately 35 digital modulation formats used in satellite, military and
commercial wireless communications systems. The library also supports signal
generation and measurement capture through SystemVue for hardware-in-the-loop
testing of digital pre-distortion, DSSS communications and BER applications.
Moreover, it enables different design disciplines (e.g., baseband and RF
components designers as well as system architects and verifiers) to converge
on a common reference for a wide variety of signal formats.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The W1919 GNSS library is now available for download as part of SystemVue
2013.01 at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue-latest-downloads. The W1902
Digital Modem library will be available for download in August. Early access
can be requested at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue-earlyaccess.
Pricing for SystemVue starts at $17,687. A free, 30-day evaluation copy is
available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue-evaluation. Images of the
new libraries are available at www.agilent.com/find/SystemVueSatellite_images.
Agilent will demonstrate the GNSS and Digital Modem libraries, along with
solutions that range from circuit-level modeling through system verification
for general RF, microwave, 4G communications, and aerospace/defense
applications, at IMS 2013/IEEE MTT-S (Booth 1230), June 2-7, in Seattle. A
range of premier partner solutions will also be available on Agilent Avenue
and throughout the event area. The libraries will be displayed again at the
ICC 2013 conference, June 9-13, in Budapest, Hungary.
About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
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software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system,
electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and
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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 www.agilent.com.
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