SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 3, 2010 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its Advanced Design System (ADS) software has been selected by Paratek Microwave for use in development of tunable antenna modules for the mobile handset market. The accuracy, capacity and performance offered by ADS aid Paratek in the design of optimized modules as well as in the creation of models for its customers.

Paratek develops tunable RF solutions that dramatically improve RF performance and battery life in mobile handsets. Paratek has a range of product offerings that include Adaptive Impedance Matching Modules (AIMM), Radio Antenna Frequency Tuners (RAFT) and a family of tunable discrete components and sense and control ICs. Its solutions are based on Passive Tunable ICs utilizing a proprietary dielectric material known as ParaScan.

"As the technology leader in adaptive RF tuning solutions for multi-function, multi-frequency wireless devices, we believe it is fundamental to have best-in-class design tools when creating leading-edge products for our customers," said John Spears, director of product development with Paratek. "We specifically selected Agilent's ADS software and its 3D Planar EM simulator, Momentum, because of its accuracy, versatility, speed, capacity, proven performance, and availability as the design environment of choice for our mobile handset customers. By providing these customers with ADS models for our products, we can ensure they have the tools they need to accurately design and optimize the performance of their designs."

"Paratek's innovative technology makes wireless devices smaller and more power efficient, while simultaneously delivering improved RF performance to help address the key challenges affecting wireless appliance manufacturers," said Joe Civello, ADS product manager, with Agilent's EEsof EDA organization. "We are excited that Paratek has selected ADS for the design of its high-performance adaptive RF products."