Agilent Technologies introduced the Jazz SBC18HA and SBC18H2 process design kits (PDKs). The PDKs accelerate time-to-market for IC development in automotive collision avoidance, high-data-rate networks, emerging HDTV wireless standards, and other high-speed applications. The SBC18HA and SBC18H2 PDKs enable a smooth transition from GaAs-based high-frequency product design to silicon-based product design by using Agilent ADS design environment. The PDKs are expected to ship late June.
The Jazz SBC18HA and SBC18H2 PDKs offer an accurate and productive work environment for the industry’s latest Silicon Germanium Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (SiGe MMIC) design solutions. The SBC18HA and SBC18H2 has been used for 24GHz and 77GHz collision avoidance radar, 60GHz WLAN HDTV, wireless base-station back haul, TIA, laser drivers, SERDES, and CDRs.
Both the SBC18HA and SBC18H2 PDKs are certified by Jazz and Agilent to take advantage of ADS 2009, which is the latest release from Agilent EEsof EDA. ADS 2009 contains new features that support IC, package, and RF board co-design. The software helps cut hardware integration turns by revealing unexpected component interactions upfront that cause integration failures downstream.