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Agilent Technologies’ GoldenGate Simulator Chosen by Renesas Technology to Expand its RF Design Environment


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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Renesas Technology Corp. has selected Agilent’s GoldenGate EDA software to expand its RF design environment. The multiyear agreement includes product licensing and support for the GoldenGate simulator. Renesas already designs its RF circuits using Agilent’s Advanced Design System. Adding the GoldenGate simulator will extend the company’s design and simulation capacity.

“We believe GoldenGate enables us to perform large-scale simulations that were impossible to simulate in the past,” said Hisaharu Miwa, general manager, Design Technology div., LSI Product Technology Unit of Renesas Technology. “With GoldenGate, we can perform several difficult evaluations, such as post-layout circuit simulation including parasitics.”

Agilent’s GoldenGate software is an advanced simulation and analysis solution for integrated RF circuit design. Its unique simulation algorithms are optimized for the challenging demands of today’s complex RF circuit design, enabling full characterization of complete transceivers prior to tape-out. To ensure device manufacturability and reduce design spins, GoldenGate takes advantage of both frequency-domain and time-domain simulation capabilities to perform necessary analyses on today’s RF devices.

“We are pleased Renesas has chosen GoldenGate for design of their state-of-the-art RF products,” said Marc Petersen, product marketing manager with Agilent’s EEsof EDA division. “We will continue to work closely with Renesas’ design engineers to help them optimize their design environment with Agilent EDA software.”


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