June 3, 2011

Agilent Technologies Delivers Comprehensive Millimeter Wave Simulation and Modeling Solutions for TSMC's 60-GHz CMOS Wireless Reference Design Kit in TSMC 65nm Process


Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the inclusion of its SystemVue, GoldenGate and Momentum RFIC solutions in TSMC's 65-nm, 60-GHz RF Reference Design Kit, version 3.0. These Agilent solutions deliver value by linking RF system, subsystem and component-level design and analysis as part of a comprehensive design flow.

The TSMC kit was developed using Agilent's simulation and modeling solutions. It provides silicon correlation results; extracted S-parameter models for various interconnects, transmission lines and transformers; simulation test benches, and a flow tutorial that helps customers design high-frequency, high-bandwidth wireless ICs with confidence.

"Agilent collaborated closely with us on RF and electromagnetic design enablement. With deep expertise in RF design and analysis, they were a natural choice as a partner on the 60-GHz Reference Design Kit," said Suk Lee, director of design infrastructure marketing at TSMC. "We want to deliver a comprehensive simulation and modeling solution crossing system, millimeter wave circuit and interconnect-as-component boundaries, and Agilent is the leading EDA provider that can deliver the complete solution."

"Until recently customers developing 60-GHz CMOS wireless gigabit link or radar ICs had to create and maintain their own millimeter wave CMOS process design kits (PDKs), an expensive and time-consuming effort," said Paul Colestock, RFIC planning and marketing manager for Agilent's EEsof EDA organization.

"TSMC and Agilent have connected the dots for customers by providing a certified millimeter wave-ready RDK for evaluation, which includes a 60-GHz CMOS reference design and a tutorial along with Agilent's comprehensive millimeter wave CMOS design solutions for the Cadence Virtuoso platform."

TSMC and Agilent plan to present and discuss the 60-GHz reference design and flow at the Design Automation Conference, June 5-9, in San Diego, as well as at theInternational Microwave Symposium, June 5-10, in Baltimore.

About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More information is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company's 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2010. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.