SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2007 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced four new GENESYS electronic design automation (EDA) software configurations priced under $10,000 for affordable RF circuit and system design. The new packages allow linear, nonlinear and electromagnetic RF system simulation and RF synthesis to fit within almost any designer's budget without sacrificing RF design capabilities. "Customers have told us they want smaller, more application-focused bundles that are easy to use but powerful enough for RF engineers to accomplish their design goals," said Daren McClearnon, product marketing manager with Agilent's EEsof EDA division. "These new GENESYS configurations are affordable because they are tailored to fit specific RF design applications, such as microwave amplifier design or RF system design. With GENESYS, Agilent can provide customers with a wide spectrum of complementary design software to meet every application." GENESYS is integrated EDA software for RF and microwave component and subsystem designers who need affordable, professional design tools that focus exclusively on their design task. The new GENESYS suites begin at $3,995, and configurations include: -GENESYS Core -- Contains the schematic environment, layout, linear simulation, optimization/Monte Carlo analysis and data post-processing for high-yield microwave linear design; -GENESYS Designer Pro -- Adds all eight passive and active circuit synthesis modules for RF circuit design; -GENESYS Nonlinear Pro -- Adds harmonic balance and planar EM simulation to GENESYS Core to enable true nonlinear transceiver design; and -GENESYS Comms Pro -- Adds the Spectrasys and WhatIF RF architecture tools to GENESYS Core to allow high-performance RF system design. Agilent today also announced a fifth new suite, GENESYS Integrated, which combines all the GENESYS environment and simulation modules into an easy-to-use software platform with the widest range of RF simulation technology in its class. All of these new configurations include the first 12 months of software maintenance, including technical support and such software upgrades as the next GENESYS release, planned for March 2007.