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June 18th, 2014

Agilent Technologies—Design Flow + Measurement, Open + In Real-Time (Analysis | Measurement)

[SatNews] Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has announced that the Agilent EEsof EDA W1462 SystemVue FPGA Architect now supports on-board FPGA design and simulation with the Agilent M9703A AXIe wideband digital receiver/digitizer.

Agilent EEsof EDA
1462 SystemVue FPGA Architect screenshot.

The new modeling and simulation capability reduces development time for R&D validation teams working on early system prototyping and development of advanced multichannel applications. As a result, design and verification of electronic warfare systems and massive-MIMO systems for 5G is accelerated, which in turn enables faster deployment.

Agilent's M9703A AXle wideband digital receiver/digitizer.

The newly integrated FPGA design flow enables system architects and FPGA engineers to download custom algorithms into Agilent digitizers with on-board FPGAs using built-in template designs and intellectual property cores with automatic push-button programming. The pre-defined FPGA interface template makes it easy to co-simulate real-time custom algorithms in the FPGA and top-level system modeling.
The W1462 SystemVue FPGA Architect is part of the SystemVue simulation environment, Agilent’s premier platform for electronic system-level design. Updates to the W1462 software include:

  • Flexible hardware design entry with custom HDL and graphical schematic drawing using high-abstraction-level, primitive fixed-point blocks
  • Vendor-agnostic HDL code generation and third-party HDL co-simulation
  • A fully optimized and automated hardware implementation flow for leading-edge, high-performance digitization

“SystemVue bridges a gap between high-performance user algorithms and real-time, measurement validation for multi-channel, gigahertz-wide applications such as 5G and electronic warfare,” said Frank Ditore, Agilent EEsof EDA’s SystemVue product planner. “The new capability accelerates test development, while reducing the cost of narrowly-focused proprietary hardware platforms by using the open interfaces of commercial off-the-shelf system-level EDA software and superior test equipment.”

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