Affordable, Accurate, Easy-to-Use Software Tackles Digitally Modulated RF Signals
Agilent Technologies Inc. recently announced the latest release of Genesys 2014, its industry-leading, affordable RF simulation and synthesis software. Designed for circuit and system designers, the Agilent EEsof EDA software features breakthrough modulated RF analysis as well as enhancements to its powerful, custom-filter direct synthesis technology.
Using Genesys 2014, designers can now simulate digitally modulated RF signals like those found in today’s defense and consumer wireless applications as easily as they do traditional analog RF signals. Unlike other simulators that provide only single-value results for EVM, BER or ACPR, Genesys 2014 delivers breakthrough system budget analysis of these digital modulation metrics for every component in the system block diagram, all in a single pass. This provides RF designers the unprecedented ability to immediately identify culprit components causing digital performance failures.
Powering Genesys 2014’s accurate digital modulation analysis is a new, embedded numeric dataflow simulator that also enables easy verification against the latest wireless standards for WLAN 802.11ac and LTE-3GPP. With the appropriate defaults conveniently set up and ready for use in the software’s test menus, RF designers no longer need struggle with setting unfamiliar and complex dataflow parameters to verify their circuits or systems against wireless standards.
“When designing the new Genesys 2014 modulated RF capability, we wanted to make it extremely intuitive for RF designers,” said How-Siang Yap, Genesys product planning manager with Agilent EEsof EDA. “We accomplished this goal by mimicking what RF designers already do on the bench with vector sources and analyzers. Genesys 2014 is now able to automatically take care of all the complexity of dataflow sources, sinks and their parameters behind the scenes.”
Additional Software Enhancements
Genesys 2014 revamps its most powerful direct-synthesis technology for seamless workspace integration to allow multiple custom filters to be interactively designed together. Doing so enables the exacting design of diplexers, multiplexers and notched filters. Powerful equivalent network transforms can then be used, allowing designers to realize their designs in lumped and/or distributed printed circuit boards.
Genesys 2014 also now features the industry’s largest collection of vendor X-parameters* models for use in nonlinear circuit and system simulation. Such functionality further establishes the software as the most affordable, accurate and ease-to-use RF simulation and synthesis solution in the industry.
Additional powerful upgrades to Genesys 2014 include a new Momentum planar electromagnetic simulator and 3D layout viewer, an improved phase noise simulation algorithm, and 100 percent MATLAB script compatibility.
U.S. Pricing And Availability
Agilent’s Genesys 2014 software is now available, with pricing starting at $4,000.
More information on the 2014 release of the Genesys RF and microwave design software is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-genesys2014. A video demonstration of Genesys 2014 is available at http://youtu.be/be3KyfFgOBg.
Agilent’s Genesys 2014 will be demonstrated, along with 20 of its newest design and measurement solutions, at IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2014 (Booth 1133), June 1-6, in Tampa, Florida. Agilent Partners, co-located around the Agilent booth, will demonstrate solutions for modeling and device characterization; semiconductor foundries; IC, wafer, and PCB design, test, and prototyping; antenna measurement systems and test chambers; and custom systems. In addition, Agilent’s Dr. Robert Shimon, an R&D manager in the company’s High Frequency Technology Center, will provide insight on “How Digital Markets are Driving Microwave Technology” at the MicroApps Theater on Tuesday, June 3, from 10:05 to 10:45 a.m.
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. For more information, visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. 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 $6.8B in fiscal 2013. For more information, visit 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.
SOURCE: Agilent Technologies Inc.