Agilent Technologies Inc. announced Genesys 2010, a new release of its industry-leading, low cost, high-performance RF/microwave design software. The software, used by circuit board and subsystem designers, now includes breakthrough nonlinear X-parameter simulation and modeling technology. This enables the most accurate and convenient RF nonlinear circuit and system designs.

X-parameters are the rigorous mathematical extension of familiar S-parameters for linear and nonlinear modeling. RF IC and component vendors of power amplifiers, transistors and mixers can now supply accurate, nonlinear X-parameter libraries of these parts via the Web for potential customers to use in their nonlinear circuit and RF system designs.

Genesys 2010 provides the most cost-effective design environment in the industry for deploying X-parameters. X-parameter modeling technology is also fully integrated into the Genesys nonlinear circuit simulator. This allows X-parameter models with load-pull impedance and bias dependence to be used in nonlinear circuit design or for co-simulation with the Genesys Spectrasys system simulator. For the first time, nonlinear circuits can be accurately tuned or optimized to meet system simulation specification in a single pass. Previously, nonlinear circuit-system co-simulation relied on the batch creation of inaccurate circuit behavioral models that were used with disconnected system simulation.

“Genesys 2010 is the most powerful and reliable version of Genesys to date,” said Dan Savio, R&D Manager for Agilent’s Genesys product line. “We achieved this goal by working closely with key customers during software development. This approach also ensured that the Genesys 2010 enhancements were implemented to the satisfaction and high standards of our customers.”