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June 06, 2012

Agilent Unveils GoldenGate 2012 RFIC Simulation, Verification and Analysis Software

Agilent (News - Alert) Technologies announced the release of its RFIC simulation, verification and analysis software, GoldenGate 2012.

According to an official release, Agilent plans to demonstrate GoldenGate 2012 at DAC2012 till June 7th, in San Francisco. Several other solutions for circuit-level modeling through system verification for general RF, microwave, 4G communications, and aerospace/defense applications will also be on display.  GoldenGate 2012 is expected to be demonstrated at IMS 2012/IEEE (News - Alert) MTT-S, which is scheduled to take place from June 19 to 21, in Montréal, Canada.

GoldenGate 2012 is the latest release from the company and is an enhanced version boasting better performance and usability. This 2012 release will enable RFIC designers to accelerate design verification, augment design-for-manufacturing solutions and also enhances links to system design. The licensing models added are expected to help users enjoy purchasing flexibility owing to the many technology enhancements.

Officials explained that GoldenGate 2012 accelerates design verification which is actually a time-consuming and difficult process. The new technical features will let users conduct distributed simulations, run them and analyze data rapidly. Also a reasonably priced extended “parallel simulation license” will be offered by Agilent. This license is supported in any scenario launching a parallel simulation.

GoldenGate 2012 also features X-parameters extraction. X-parameters are a mathematical superset of S-parameters required to characterize the amplitudes and relative phase of harmonics generated by nonlinear components when subjected to high input-power.

Using this new feature, designers can study the nonlinear behavior of active components like amplifiers to save the data. This enables rapid and easy use in simulation models in RF system or circuit designs, added officials.

Alireza Shirvani, vice president of engineering at Amalfi Semiconductor Inc, remarked, “We are very pleased to see the new X-parameters extraction support in GoldenGate. We are using X-parameters to speed up design and co-simulation at the die-module interface, and to share an executable circuit model that encodes the proprietary details.”

Agilent also announced a new release of SystemVue, Agilent’s premier platform for designing communications systems.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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