Electronic Design

Integrated EDA Tools Speed Up RF/Microwave Design, Verification

Agilent Technologies has integrated its Electromagnetic Design System (EMDS) full-wave 3D simulator into its Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software platform. The resulting EMDS-for-ADS speeds up the design and verification process by reducing the number of steps needed for the accurate design of high-frequency RF and microwave modules, boards, and planar antennas. Integrating the two products eliminates the need for layout translation. Designers can now check for drawing parameterization or errors before launching full-wave 3D electromagnetic simulations or optimization from the ADS circuit-design environmentWireless System Design Web Site.

EMDS-for-ADS is especially useful when simulating circuits built with non-homogenous planar dielectrics, such as dielectric resonator oscillators, cavities under spiral inductors, multi-chip modules and their wire bonds to substrates, circuits mounted in QFN (quad flat no-lead) packages; and printed inverted F antennas with their matching circuit elements in cell phones. It is also useful for verifying the results of planar EM simulations before beginning hardware fabrication. The Agilent EMDS-for-ADS can also be used standalone as a full-wave 3D EM software platform, with its own complete 3D drawing and visualization environment for non-planar structures such as connectors, packages, machined parts, and antennas.

For more information, go to www.agilent.com/find/eesof. To request an evaluation of the Agilent EMDS-for-ADS, go to www.agilent.com/find/eesof-emds-for-ads-eval.

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