AGILENT Technologies has announced that QinetiQ Group has selected Agilent electronic design automation (EDA) tools to help accelerate time to market for its millimetre-wave integrated circuit (IC) designs.
Agilent advanced design system (ADS) tools, which are supported by leading monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) foundries worldwide, will help QinetiQ to continue to design advanced MMICs by reducing or eliminating prototype iterations.
Agilent ADS tools offer advanced simulation technology and usability software for system, RF and digital signal processor engineers creating complex communication systems.
QinetiQ will use Agilent ADS tools, in conjunction with design kits developed by MMIC foundries, to simulate design performance and verify adherence of microwave and millimetre-wave ICs to specification prior to fabrication.
The design kits consist of a set of component libraries, models, and interconnects that represent the fabrication process for a particular foundry.
Agilent ADS tools are supported by leading MMIC foundries worldwide, resulting in a broad range of foundry options for customers.