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Agilent Technologies Accelerates Smartphone, Defense Simulations by a Factor of 64

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 12:10pm
Agilent Technologies

New capabilities harness compute clusters for faster system-level validation and test

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 – Agilent Technologies has announced that SystemVue, its premier platform for communications and aerospace/defense systems design, supports high-performance distributed computing. System architects of wireless, 4G smartphone and radar applications can now verify next-generation system performance up to 64 times faster using Linux-based grid computing managers such as the IBM Platform Load Sharing Facility.

SystemVue 2013.08 introduces the W1712 Distributed Computing Eight-Pack, which integrates with enterprise grid managers, provides concurrent licensing for up to eight dataflow simulations (and necessary add-on libraries). It also allows users to control simulation jobs directly from the SystemVue interface.

The W1712 is stackable in steps of eight, making accelerated validation of user algorithms in MATLAB, C++, and native SystemVue dataflow formats scalable across large server farms. Because the software collates simulation data into a single result, users can easily automate regression suites for faster sign-off on design requirements.

“Our largest SystemVue customers asked us to help address the complexity of verification for multi-format smartphones and modern electronic warfare and defense systems,” said Todd Cutler, general manager of Agilent EEsof EDA. “By accelerating distributed simulations on Linux, designers can now validate algorithms against instrument-grade reference libraries, saving design iterations and lowering the risk of defects during the fabrication of critical integrated circuits.”

SystemVue 2013.08 Highlights

SystemVue 2013.08 also introduces several new products and key capabilities, including:

  • A standalone W1711 SystemVue Engine that supports Linux, distributed computing and scripting with SystemVue’s API.
  • The W1902 Digital Modem Library with references for 40 popular modulation formats.
  • Breakthrough W1719 RF System simulation support for wideband applications with distortion, noise and hundreds of carriers.
  • Direct support for digital upconversion in the wideband, modular Agilent M8190A arbitrary waveform generator, as well as support for Agilent’s M9391A PXI vector signal analyzer and M9381A PXI vector signal generator though Command Expert 1.2.
  • Reference library improvements to support phased-array radars, Beidou2 satellite navigation, Bluetooth smartphone networking, digital predistortion, and frequency-dependent VCSEL models for gigabit SerDes links.

For more information, visit www.agilent.com.

 

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