Agilent Technologies Inc. (Agilent) has introduced a new platform, SystemVue 2008.12, for electronic system-level (ESL) design. The new platform offers modeling, design-flow improvements and baseband IP libraries that can reduce physical layer (PHY) design time for high-performance communications algorithms and system architectures in wireless and aerospace/defense applications. This platform integrates signal processing with RF design into a single, creative, system-level workflow.

The new platform improves development of high-performance PHYs for Software-Defined Radio (SDR) and other applications with three key contributions:

An new, open ESL platform that connects multi-language algorithm design up to the communications system level, as well as down to hardware implementation and verification, for a more complete model-based flow;

High-performance RF PHY simulation technology with links to RF and hardware verification; and,

High-quality standards-based libraries for WiMAX(tm) and LTE baseband algorithm and hardware developers.

SystemVue 2008 unifies capabilities from a variety of separate tool sets to produce airworthy, high-performance PHYs faster than ever before, said Frank Ditore, product marketing manager with Agilent’s EEsof EDA division. SystemVue makes existing hardware environments more effective for high-performance systems design.

The new platform gives algorithm designers a view of working reference PHY blocks at the system level, while connecting them to rapid-prototyping and RF test for baseband hardware design and verification.

About SystemVue

SystemVue’s simulation technology, standards-based verification and system design-to-verification flow cut total design time in half. These capabilities also make verification possible earlier in the design process. SystemVue’s applications include Software Defined Radio, LTE and WiMAX. It is an ideal platform for system architects, algorithm developers and hardware designers who create or implement digital signal processing for commercial wireless and aerospace/defense systems.

Agilent is a US based company.