Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the latest release of its low-cost, high-performance software for RF and microwave board design, Genesys 2012. The updated software provides enhancements in RF system simulation (including electromagnetic, circuit and statistical simulation), plus features to help designers improve the reliability of their systems.
Genesys 2012 simplifies analysis of RF systems with multi-stage conversions that enable system architects to easily visualize spurious signals across a broad frequency sweep.
Along with its unique root-cause-analysis capabilities, the software now gives RF designers unprecedented power to quickly determine the source and path of spurious frequencies across the entire frequency range of the system. This enables efficient troubleshooting of the system architecture and frequency plan during system design, before hardware implementation. That, in turn, eliminates costly hardware rework during system integration.
The 2012 release delivers significant improvements to the planar EM simulator Momentum GXF, including a quadrangle mesher to efficiently mesh a planar layout with the fewest number of unknowns. The result is a fast, high-capacity EM solution. The tool also provides a one-click link to Agilent’s EMPro software for immediate full 3-D EM simulation without having to redraw the structure, assign material properties or port locations.
Genesys 2012 provides expansive coverage of circuit synthesis applications to tackle tough designs such as custom notched filters and wideband matching networks. It enhances accuracy and convergence to its circuit simulators by incorporating passivity enforcement in passive models. Monte Carlo statistical analysis results can now be exported into a spreadsheet for further analysis and reporting.
Agilent Technologies Inc.