U.K.-based Pace Micro Technology will use Agilent's Genesys electronic design automation (EDA) software to design set-top boxes used in digital technologies for the home entertainment industry.
Pace is a global supplier to the world's large television service providers. The three-year agreement includes multiple Genesys licenses and training for RF board design and an optional upgrade path to other Agilent EDA products.
According to Pace, it needed an affordable, easy-to-use RF EDA tool today to design its current set-top boxes, as well as future flexibility to design next-generation products.
The complete software and support package included in this agreement starts us with the Genesys software and allows Pace to upgrade easily to Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS) if it ever needed to. Either way, Pace maximises the return on its design-tool investment and speeds its products to the marketplace.
Developed originally by Eagleware-Elanix and later acquired by Agilent Technologies, Genesys is an integrated EDA software package for RF and microwave design.
Its configurations focus on RF circuit and system design at an unmatched price. From initial system architecture through final documentation, Genesys provides good performance in a single, easy-to-use design environment that is fast, powerful and accurate.
Agilent also offers trade-in programs for Genesys users who wish to upgrade to the industry-leading advanced simulation technology in ADS in the future.
According to Agilent Technologies, everyone is attracted to the price and ease-of-use of the Genesys software.
But Agilent also provides a path to ADS, so one cannot really make a wrong choice. This deal helps Pace become more competitive and it demonstrates why the Eagleware-Elanix acquisition has been so successful.