Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today announced shipment of EMPro 2012, its 3-D electromagnetic simulation software. EMPro 2012 allows designers to more easily create 3-D models and analyze the electrical performance of packages, connectors, antennas, and other RF and high-speed components. It delivers a number of critical features for new and existing EMPro users, including:
- Enhanced integration between EMPro and Advanced Design System, enabling users to save EMPro projects as ADS libraries; availability of 3-D models in ADS as schematic and layout views; and availability of parameters created in EMPro in ADS for EM sweep/optimization. Additionally, changes made in EMPro now dynamically update in ADS.
- A low-frequency analysis algorithm that enables stable, accurate results down to very low frequencies (below100 MHz, including at DC). The algorithm also provides accurate DC results for use in higher-frequency circuit simulations.
- Faster Finite Element Method (FEM) simulations (1.4X compared with EMPro 2011) stemming from technology advancements that increase the robustness and speed (two to three times faster) of the FEM mesher.