News | January 12, 2005

Eagleware Changes Its Name, Announces Support For UWB Standards

Wireless UWB libraries for communications system design are added

Norcross, GA -- Eagleware Corporation announced today that the company name has changed to Eagleware-Elanix Corporation to reflect Eagleware's recent acquisition of Elanix, Inc., an electronic-system level (ESL) design tool provider (see related story). In addition, the company announced a new version of SystemView, SystemView by Elanix 2005, with library support for the emerging ultra wideband (UWB) IEEE standards.

"We changed our name to emphasize the strengths of our combined companies," Eagleware-Elanix CEO Todd Cutler said. "Our new version of SystemView addresses our goal to expand our customers' design options for improving power, speed, and accuracy with design software that models the behavior and performance of new communications standards."

SystemView 2005 supports both candidate standards for UWB communications -- multi-band orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (MB-OFDM) and direct sequence ultra wideband (DS-UWB). With the new libraries, SystemView users can build the physical layer from transmit to receive with channel model interference. Support for Common Signaling Mode (CSM) is integrated within the libraries, as well as support for the standard preambles. Developers can design either MB-OFDM or DS-UWB or evaluate both standards within a single system.

"UWB design is one of the fastest growing application areas in our customer base," Frank Vincze, systems design product manager at Eagleware-Elanix, remarked. "These new UWB libraries are being added in response to overwhelming customer demand. By supporting both of the candidate standards, we are helping our customers protect their design investments, regardless of the eventual selection."

"I find SystemView to be a robust, computationally very efficient and versatile communication systems performance analysis platform," Soumya Nag, principal UWB systems engineer at Pulse~LINK Inc., said. "The simulation platform, using the tokens, is easy to set up and is laid out in the form of block diagrams that provide the information at the system level. In a nutshell, I have been having a lot of fun working with the SystemView software."

The SystemView 2005 release also includes enhancements to the product licensing structure to make it compatible with the Eagleware-Elanix GENESYS licensing scheme. According to Vincze, these enhancements will benefit customers who use both SystemView and GENESYS, and they represent the first step toward a full integration of the Eagleware-Elanix product line.

Source: Eagleware-Elanix

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