Improved UI enables designers access to common circuit-design tasks

Palo Alto, CA June 1, 2004 — Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS) 2004A, a new version of its high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) software that offers significantly improved ease-of-use and productivity for common circuit-design tasks.

ADS 2004A enables design engineers to easily access the functionality of ADS for common circuit-design tasks, including basic operations in schematic, simulation setup, linear simulation, tuning and viewing results. High-frequency EDA software vendors typically are forced to make a trade-off between creating a product with depth and flexibility to accomplish challenging design tasks, and one that is easy to use but limited in its capabilities. With ADS 2004A, this trade-off is not necessary.

Agilent's ADS offers a complete, front-to-back high-frequency design, simulation, layout and verification solution in a single, integrated design flow. ADS 2004A offers many enhancements that improve productivity, including:

* A new tuning interface, which provides real-time interactive performance along with dramatically improved user interface.
* Simulation performance enhancements that dramatically reduce the time from “simulation button down to displayed data up,” which results in more efficient simulation that improves performance and productivity; and
* A new greeting dialog schematic wizard, which simplify frequently performed schematic operations.

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Agilent's ADS 2004A is expected to be available in October 2004, with prices starting at approximately $8,400.

More information about Agilent's EDA products is available at

Agilent Technologies, Test and Measurement Organization, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., MS 54LAK, Santa Clara, Calif. 95052. Tel: +1 800 829 4444, ext. 7920.

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