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   Efficiency  Business Wire  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 date.  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     clicks.   *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     links.   *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 www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads2014. Additional details will be available in the upcoming ADS 2014 webcast, scheduled for April 3. To sign up for the webcast, go to www.agilent.com/find/eesof-innovations-in-eda. ADS 2014 information may also be found in the Agilent EEsof EDA Newsletter. An image of the new software release is available at www.agilent.com/find/ADS2014_images.  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 www.agilent.com/find/eesof.  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 www.agilent.com.  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.  NOTE TO EDITORS: Further technology, corporate citizenship and executive news is available at www.agilent.com/go/news.  Contact:  Agilent Technologies Inc. Janet Smith, +1 970-679-5397 (Americas) janet_smith@agilent.com Twitter: @JSmithAgilent Sarah Calnan, +44 (118) 927 5101 (Europe) sarah_calnan@agilent.com Connie Wong, +852 3197-7818 (Asia) connie-ky_wong@agilent.com