Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces its ADS 2009 advanced design system (ADS) for high-frequency/high-speed co-design of integrated circuits (IC), packages and boards. This electronic design automation (EDA) release helps system designers work with a single EDA platform to share simulation models and minimize design rework, costs and delays in communications product design. The co-design platform enables verification of high-frequency or high-speed system performance as soon as IC, package and PC board designs become available either in real parts or in simulated models. With the common system-verification test benches in the system, designers can identify and correct component interactions that can negatively affect the ability to meet system performance specifications. Catching these interactions early in the design cycle prevents costly rework during final hardware integration.