TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Simulation Software Selected by Plextek RF Integration

Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:00am EDT

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Momentum Product Will Be Used for Advanced, High-Frequency IC and MMIC Design
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Plextek RF Integration,
a UK-based company that designs and develops RFICs, MMICs and
microwave/millimeter-wave modules, has selected Agilent software to simulate its
new high-frequency circuit and MMIC designs. 

After a thorough evaluation of available 3-D planar electromagnetic software
tools, Plextek RF Integration chose Agilent`s Momentum simulator for its
performance and flexibility. Accurate EM simulation enables designers to improve
the performance of their designs, while increasing confidence that the
manufactured product will meet specifications. Momentum is integrated with
Agilent`s Advanced Design System and Genesys RF and microwave design software. 

In its evaluation, Plextek RFI used Momentum to simulate the performance of a
57- to 64-GHz amplifier IC. The company also used Momentum to develop a number
of Ka-band ICs. In all cases, the software provided excellent agreement between
measured and modeled data. Additionally, Momentum`s tight integration with ADS
provided Plextek RFI with greater ease of use, making its EM simulation of RFICs
and MMICs quick and straightforward. 

"Designing advanced, high-frequency circuits and MMICs requires access to the
industry`s most advanced modeling and simulation tools," said Liam Devlin, chief
executive officer at Plextek RFI. "The performance and flexible features of
Agilent`s Momentum software provides us the functionality we need to maintain a
leading edge in the highly competitive wireless, microwave and millimeter-wave
markets in which we compete. Because of this, we plan to leverage this solution
on future design projects, including our current development of an LNA covering
the full 71- to 86-GHz range of E-band." 

"We are pleased Plextek RFI selected Momentum for its amplifier IC and MMIC
development," said Joe Civello, ADS product planner at Agilent EEsof EDA. "The
accuracy, speed and capacity of our software are enabling Plextek RFI to produce
high-quality designs that can stand apart from their competition." 

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 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal 2012.
Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com. 

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