Agilent Technologies Ships First Commercially Available 3GPP LTE Wireless Library
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2006 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the availability of the 3GPP LTE Wireless Library for use with the company's Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA software. The new library helps wireless-systems designers and verification engineers speed development of the evolving 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) designs for next-generation mobile communications products. The 3GPP LTE wireless library is based on Release 8 of the 3GPP standard documents for the next generation of mobile communication products. It works within the ADS environment and with the Agilent Ptolemy simulator to streamline the design and verification process. The library provides preconfigured simulation setups with signal sources for downlink and uplink, along with transmitter analyses such as spectrum, complementary cumulative distribution function (CCDF) and waveform measurements. "Keeping current with the latest standards helps our customers verify their designs earlier and saves months of design work in many cases," said Afshin Amini, product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division. "Our ongoing collaboration with 3GPP LTE industry leaders gives designers an excellent reference standard for verifying designs against evolving specifications. Future releases of this library will track the standard and include analysis capabilities such as error vector magnitude (EVM) and bit error rate (BER) measurements." About Agilent ADS and Ptolemy Agilent ADS offers a complete set of front-to-back simulation and layout tools and instrument links for RF and microwave IC design in a single, integrated design flow. Agilent Ptolemy is a system-level simulation and design environment within ADS based on a hybrid of data flow and timed synchronous technologies that facilitates analog/RF and digital signal processing co-design. For more information about Agilent's EDA solutions visit www.agilent.com/find/eesof.