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21 February 2014

Agilent launches ADS 2014, including simulation support for DynaFET model for III-V FETs

Agilent Technologies Inc of Santa Clara, CA, USA has launched the ADS 2014 version of the Agilent EEsof EDA Advanced Design System electronic design automation software for RF, microwave and signal-integrity applications. Designed to improve design productivity and efficiency with new technologies and capabilities, ADS 2014 is the software’s most significant ADS release to date.

ADS 2014 provides 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 with 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 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 *nd 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.

ADS 2014 is expected to ship in first-quarter 2014. Pricing starts below $9900.

Tags: Agilent EDA

Visit: www.agilent.com/find/eesof-ads2014

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