Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today released SystemVue 2011.10, the
latest update to the leading design environment for wireless
The release provides new digital signal processing reference libraries
for emerging connectivity standards IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11ad, and
delivers updates for 4G-LTE, 3G-HSPA and wideband digital predistortion
libraries. These industry-first libraries will help PHY system
architects and component designers accelerate product design cycles and
achieve higher overall system performance.
The new 802.11ac WLAN connectivity standard promises data throughputs of
more than 1 Gb/sec for short-range media streaming, gaming and computer
networks. The W1917EP
WLAN baseband verification library provides over 50 new baseband
signal processing blocks, built into working, user-modifiable transmit
and receive reference designs in a closed-loop physical layer.
With this new library, system architects will now be able to see
system-level effects of 802.11ac algorithms and models, predistortion,
impairments, interferers, and fading on signal quality and bit error
The W1917EP library helps validate baseband algorithms, nonlinear RF
components and system performance when integrating system-on-a-chip
chipsets into next-generation wireless products. It interoperates with
other Agilent test equipment and software, providing a consistent,
structured approach from simulation to hardware test. This allows the
earliest possible design validation and product maturity.
Similarly, the W1915EP
mmWave WPAN baseband verification library targets system architects
working at 60 GHz, where measurement challenges are even more difficult.
The library provides transmit and receive reference designs for
simulation-based validation of the 802.11ad physical layer. The 802.11ad
physical layer (which is also compatible with WGA PHY specification
version 1.1) is used in the development of next-generation
high-bandwidth HD video streaming systems and set-top boxes.
A key advantage of the W1915 library is earlier R&D validation of RF
transceivers and system designs, using simulation, accurate waveforms
and high-fidelity modeling to mitigate verification challenges at
millimeter-wave frequencies. The W1915EP library also connects directly
to Agilent’s M8190A
wideband arbitrary waveform generator, enabling direct hardware testing
of both baseband and RF components using the same precisely degraded
test vectors used in simulation.
"SystemVue continues to provide designers of emerging communications
products the tools they need to design, validate and test early
algorithms, components and systems,” said Todd Cutler, general manager
of Agilent’s EEsof organization. "Simulation-assisted measurements are a
powerful enabler for SoC designers and system integrators working to
deliver early 60-GHz product designs.”
The SystemVue 2011.10 release also provides improvements for 3G and 4G
LTE baseband library has been updated to 3GPP Release 9.1.0 and
can now auto-generate setup files for Agilent’s 89600 VSA software.
3G baseband library now supports HSDPA. Also, a new signal
combiner feature provides support for multi-standard radio
verification alongside 4G signals.
DPD now characterizes power amplifiers from wideband M9392A
VSA measurements up to 250 MHz, or from Agilent
ADS and GoldenGate
Direct integration of the new Agilent Command
Expert software connects measurement applications with system
Native 64-bit operation and reduced memory usage on Microsoft Windows®
U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent’s SystemVue 2011.10 is available for download at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue-latest-downloads.
Pricing for the SystemVue environment starts at approximately $17,000. A
free, 30-day evaluation is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-systemvue-evaluation.
An image of SystemVue 2011.10 with its new modules is available at www.agilent.com/find/SystemVue80211ad_images.
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