|[February 14, 2013]
TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies' Newest SystemVue Software Release Accelerates MIMO Radar and Wireless/4G Design
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Agilent (News - Alert) Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the newest release
its premier platform for designing communications and defense systems.
2013.01 provides new application support for system-level
architects, digital signal-processing modelers, and test-and-measurement
verifiers who are designing next-generation MIMO radar systems and
The new release enables users to make critical decisions about RF and
DSP architecture more effectively by bringing real-world modeling,
standards-based validation and links to high-performance test equipment
into the R&D environment. Doing so reduces design iterations and project
risk for emerging wireless and defense technologies, while allowing
High-Performance MIMO and Phased-Array Radar
radar model library now offers sophisticated signal-processing
support for array-based radar technologies such as MIMO, phased-array
and synthetic-aperture radars. With the new release, radar architects
can now evaluate array-based radar architectures using approximately 70
simulation reference blocks and 50 application examples. They can also
use their own signal-processing algorithms in a variety of modeling
formats, including C++, math, FPGA/HDL and SystemC.
SystemVue also allows radar architects to account for a variety of other
system-level effects to render realistic virtual scenarios that include:
"SystemVue provides a sophisticated cockpit that lowers the cost of the
radar system design cycle," said Dingqing Lu, senior application planner
at Agilent. "By modeling the algorithms, RF transmit/receive path and
environment, as well as linking to gigahertz-wide test equipment, our
customers are reducing their dependence on expensive flight-testing,
ranges and dedicated hardware emulators."
Enabling High-Volume 4G and Wireless LAN Deployment
To address the needs of the commercial wireless space, SystemVue 2013.01
enables system-level modeling of multistandard radio (MSR) performance
under 3GPP Release-9 TS 37, and digital predistortion (DPD) for
high-volume power amplifiers in 4G/LTE (News - Alert) and wireless LAN 802.11ac
With new MSR simulation templates and expanded 2G/3G standards support,
3G baseband library now allows SystemVue to validate backward
compliance of 4G/LTE equipment alongside legacy GSM, EDGE, WCDMA, and
interfering signals, both in-band and inter-band. Moreover, many of
these same base station, femtocell, WLAN, and handset designs employ a
less expensive predistortion technique that improves RF system
performance, without adding significant battery drain or complexity.
The updated W1716
DPD Builder provides modeling support for look-up tables, along with
a sophisticated new crest-factor reduction algorithm.
"Our customers doing high-volume wireless applications asked us to
support existing 3G intellectual property and methodologies as they
transition to 4G," said Daren McClearnon, Agilent's SystemVue marketing
manager. "We successfully addressed this customer request, and SystemVue
is now being evaluated throughout the supply chain as a way to provide
of IP-neutral virtual integration."
SystemVue 2013.01 also provides updates to a variety of libraries and
design personalities. More information about SystemVue 2013.01 is
available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue2013.01.
An image of SystemVue 2013.01 with its new modules is available at www.agilent.com/find/SystemVue2013_images.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent's SystemVue 2013.01 is available for download at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue-latest-downloads.
Pricing for the SystemVue environment starts at approximately $17,340. A
free, 30-day evaluation copy is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue-evaluation.
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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 (News - Alert)
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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