Agilent ADS 2012 Software Improves Design Efficiency and Productivity

Agilent Technologies Advanced Design System (ADS) 2012

Agilent Technologies recently launched the latest version of their Advanced Design System (ADS). ADS 2012 features new user interface enhancements designed to improve design efficiency and productivity. For example, dockable windows enable designers to quickly access frequently used dialog boxes, such as component information and layer visibility in layout. ADS electronic design automation software is ideal for RF, microwave and high-speed digital applications.

Agilent’s RF and microwave EDA platform includes new component search and net navigator functions that make it easy to work with larger designs. The tool also features a new archive/un-archive utility makes sharing designs and workspaces easier.

Two ADS DesignGuides have also been updated. The ADS Load Pull DesignGuide now offers mismatch simulation to indicate device or amplifier sensitivity to load VSWR or phase angle. The Amplifier DesignGuide features extensive updates that make it easy to see amplifier performance at a specific output power or a specific amount of gain compression.

ADS 2012 Features

  • Multi-chip module finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic simulation to analyze electromagnetic interactions between ICs and interconnects, wire bond and flip-chip solder bumps
  • Easily share workspaces (archive/unarchive), dock windows, search and navigate efficiently, integrate 3D EM components
  • Integration with EMPro that enables 3-D EM components to be saved as database cells for use directly in ADS
  • New ADS electro-thermal simulator based on a full 3-D thermal solver natively integrated into ADS
  • Model support for Agilent’s new artificial neural network-based NeuroFET model
  • New ADS electro-thermal simulator based on a full 3-D thermal solver natively integrated into ADS
  • Enhancements to the ADS Load Pull DesignGuide, such as adding mismatch simulation to indicate device or amplifier sensitivity to load VSWR or phase angle
  • Enhancements to the Amplifier DesignGuide, including updates to make it easy to see amplifier performance at a specific output power or a specific amount of gain compression

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