TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies ADS 2014 Delivers Most Significant Enhancements to Date, Dramatically Improving Design

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies ADS 2014 Delivers Most Significant
  Enhancements to Date, Dramatically Improving Design Productivity and

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- February 20, 2014

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced a powerful new version of
the Agilent EEsof EDA Advanced Design System software, ADS 2014. Designed to
dramatically improve design productivity and efficiency with new technologies
and capabilities, ADS 2014 is the software’s most significant ADS release to

ADS 2014 Enhancements

ADS is the industry’s leading electronic design automation software for RF,
microwave and signal-integrity applications. ADS 2014 provides users with new
technologies, new capabilities and continued enhancements for silicon RFIC,
MMIC, RF printed circuit board, and multi-technology RF module design.
Features include:

  *Automatic electromagnetic (EM) simulation setup and design partitioning,
    which automates the removal of SMD and IC active devices, and placement of
    ports, then reconnection of the design 10X+ faster and 20X+ fewer mouse
  *Physical layout-versus-schematic (LVS) with device recognition and an
    innovative module-level LVS that uncovers multi-technology wiring and
    pin-swap errors.
  *Wireless verification test benches that provide circuit design
    verification solutions for the newest and most challenging multi-band,
    wide-bandwidth standards (LTE, LTE-A and 802.11ac) with a dramatically
    simplified user interface.
  *Improved layout interconnect design and editing capabilities, including
    new power and ground planes with smoothing and thermal relief, new
    intelligent vias and interconnect routes.
  *Controlled Impedance Line Designer for quickly and accurately optimizing
    stack-up and line geometry for multi-gigabit-per-second chip-to-chip
  *Silicon RFIC schematic interoperability with Virtuoso for bi-directional
    schematic interoperability between ADS and Cadence Virtuoso.
  *ADS Board Link, the next-generation printed circuit board integration
    solution for bi-directional transfer of layouts, schematics and libraries
    between ADS and enterprise PCB tools.
  *Simulation support for Agilent’s DynaFET model, an advanced neural network
    model for III-V FETs (GaAs and GaN), to accurately model the effects of
    trapping, de-trapping, and self-heating, in a single, global model, valid
    for all (active) applications, without the need for tuning.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Agilent’s ADS 2014 is expected to ship in the first calendar quarter of 2014.
Pricing starts below $9,900.

More information on ADS 2014 is available at Additional details will be available in
the upcoming ADS 2014 webcast, scheduled for April 3. To sign up for the
webcast, go to ADS 2014
information may also be found in the Agilent EEsof EDA Newsletter. 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 20,600 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal
2013. Information about Agilent is available at

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly
traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement
business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation
is expected to be completed in early November 2014.

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