Agilent SystemVue 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) recently announced SystemVue 2008, which is a new electronic design automation (EDA) platform for electronic system-level (ESL) design. The new platform cuts physical layer (PHY) design time in half for high-performance communications algorithms and system architectures, for both wireless and aerospace/defense applications. Prices for Agilent SystemVue 2008 starts at $14,000.

The new SystemVue 2008 platform goes beyond previous Agilent EDA offerings for system-level design, representing a new category of design tool from Agilent for system architects and algorithm developers at the highest levels of the communications product design chain. SystemVue 2008 is ideally suited to system architects of high-performance PHYs as well as to algorithm developers for emerging wireless PHYs, such as 3GPP LTE. Aerospace/defense applications, such as software-defined radio (SDR), satellite communications and radar will also benefit from SystemVue 2008.

Agilent SystemVue 2008

The new Agilent SystemVue 2008 provides an easy-to-use environment with innovative simulator and modeling technologies, along with links to hardware implementation and test. It allows algorithm creation and prototyping for challenging communications system architectures at the physical layer. SystemVue bridges an important design flow gap between algorithm developers and the mainstream design community and lowers the cost of ownership by unifying a disjointed flow at an affordable price. SystemVue complements existing general-purpose EDA tools used to design field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), digital signal processors (DSPs), application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and Analog/RF components.

Agilent’s SystemVue 2008 Features

Advanced Simulation

  • Dataflow simulator handles multirate and multicarrier signals with RF-true effects up to 10x faster than general-purpose simulators
  • RF architecture tools provide valuable analog insights

Advanced Modeling

  • Richer set of accurate RF/Analog models allows effective system partitioning
  • Hundreds of extendable block libraries save time for communications, signal processing, RF, fixed-point and standards-compliant functions
  • Native polymorphism switches easily between language-based C++, m-code, Verilog/VHDL or GUI-based blocks, to work naturally with ESL design flows

Native Math Language Support

  • This feature maintains compatibility with existing algorithms and processes
  • It also supports creation, simulation, debugging, TCP/IP instrument connectivity and scripting

Easy-to-use Environment

  • The environment is built for fast-turnaround communication system design with convenient verification
  • VHDL/Verilog generation includes support for FPGA rapid-prototyping

More info: SystemVue ESL Software