Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the latest release of Genesys 2014, its industry-leading, affordable RF simulation and synthesis software. Designed for circuit and system designers, the Agilent EEsof EDA software features breakthrough modulated RF analysis as well as enhancements to its powerful, custom-filter direct synthesis technology.
Using Genesys 2014, designers can now simulate digitally modulated RF signals like those found in today’s defense and consumer wireless applications as easily as they do traditional analog RF signals. Unlike other simulators that provide only single-value results for EVM, BER or ACPR, Genesys 2014 delivers breakthrough system budget analysis of these digital modulation metrics for every component in the system block diagram, all in a single pass. This provides RF designers the unprecedented ability to immediately identify culprit components causing digital performance failures.
Powering Genesys 2014’s accurate digital modulation analysis is a new, embedded numeric dataflow simulator that also enables easy verification against the latest wireless standards for WLAN 802.11ac and LTE-3GPP. With the appropriate defaults conveniently set up and ready for use in the software’s test menus, RF designers no longer need struggle with setting unfamiliar and complex dataflow parameters to verify their circuits or systems against wireless standards.
“When designing the new Genesys 2014 modulated RF capability, we wanted to make it extremely intuitive for RF designers,” said How-Siang Yap, Genesys product planning manager with Agilent EEsof EDA. “We accomplished this goal by mimicking what RF designers already do on the bench with vector sources and analyzers. Genesys 2014 is now able to automatically take care of all the complexity of dataflow sources, sinks and their parameters behind the scenes.”Additional Software Enhancements Genesys 2014 revamps its most powerful direct-synthesis technology for seamless workspace integration to allow multiple custom filters to be interactively designed together. Doing so enables the exacting design of diplexers, multiplexers and notched filters. Powerful equivalent network transforms can then be used, allowing designers to realize their designs in lumped and/or distributed printed circuit boards.