TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Accelerates Smartphone, Defense Simulations
by a Factor of 64
New Capabilities Harness Compute Clusters for Faster System-Level Validation
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- September 24, 2013
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced that SystemVue, its
premier platform for communications and aerospace/defense systems design,
supports high-performance distributed computing. System architects of
wireless, 4G smartphone and radar applications can now verify next-generation
system performance up to 64 times faster using Linux-based grid computing
managers such as the IBM Platform Load Sharing Facility.
SystemVue 2013.08 introduces the W1712 Distributed Computing Eight-Pack, which
integrates with enterprise grid managers, provides concurrent licensing for up
to eight dataflow simulations (and necessary add-on libraries). It also allows
users to control simulation jobs directly from the SystemVue interface.
The W1712 is stackable in steps of eight, making accelerated validation of
user algorithms in MATLAB, C++, and native SystemVue dataflow formats scalable
across large server farms. Because the software collates simulation data into
a single result, users can easily automate regression suites for faster
sign-off on design requirements.
“Our largest SystemVue customers asked us to help address the complexity of
verification for multi-format smartphones and modern electronic warfare and
defense systems,” said Todd Cutler, general manager of Agilent EEsof EDA. “By
accelerating distributed simulations on Linux, designers can now validate
algorithms against instrument-grade reference libraries, saving design
iterations and lowering the risk of defects during the fabrication of critical
SystemVue 2013.08 Highlights
SystemVue 2013.08 also introduces several new products and key capabilities,
*A standalone W1711 SystemVue Engine that supports Linux, distributed
computing and scripting with SystemVue’s API.
*The W1902 Digital Modem Library with references for 40 popular modulation
*Breakthrough W1719 RF System simulation support for wideband applications
with distortion, noise and hundreds of carriers.
*Direct support for digital upconversion in the wideband, modular Agilent
M8190A arbitrary waveform generator, as well as support for Agilent’s
M9391A PXI vector signal analyzer and M9381A PXI vector signal generator
though Command Expert 1.2.
*Reference library improvements to support phased-array radars, Beidou2
satellite navigation, Bluetooth smartphone networking, digital
predistortion, and frequency-dependent VCSEL models for gigabit SerDes
U.S. Pricing and Availability
SystemVue 2013.08 is now available for download at
www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue-latest-downloads. Prices start at
$17,687. A free, 30-day evaluation copy is available at
www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue-evaluation. An image of the new libraries
is available at www.agilent.com/find/SystemVue2013_images.
Agilent will demonstrate SystemVue 2013.08, along with its newest test
solutions in microwave, millimeter-wave and submillimeter-wave systems,
antennas and propagation and wireless technologies at European Microwave Week
(Booth 105), Oct. 6-11 at the Nürnberg Convention Center in Nuremberg,
Germany. A 10-year Platinum Sponsor, Agilent will also present a number of
workshops, including a hands-on 3-D electromagnetic workshop using EMPro and
another on correlating microwave measurements between handheld and benchtop
analyzers using FieldFox. Registration is required to attend either workshop.
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 20,500 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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