Keysight Highlights EDA 2024 Integrated Software Tools
This integrated EDA software is designed to increase productivity for engineers developing high-speed products in multiple applications, the company reports.
September 29, 2023
Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduces Keysight EDA 2024, a tightly integrated suite of electronic design automation (EDA) software tools. This new integrated EDA software facilitates a “shift left” approach to increase productivity for engineers developing high-speed, high-frequency products in multiple applications, the company reports.
Shift left is an established electrical engineering practice that moves design validation forward in the development cycle to accelerate time to market. The complexity of electronic systems demands that designers complete as much validation in the virtual domain where it is easier and more cost-effective to correct functional and physical issues. Implementation of accurate modeling and simulation methodologies that create virtual prototypes and digital twins is essential to handling complexity. Key to building accurate models and faster simulations is incorporation of actual measurement data into the design and validation process in virtual space.
Keysight EDA 2024 software includes new system and circuit design workflow integration, power amplifier modeling and simulation optimization, and Satcom design evolution enhancements. The improvements expand on the software automation, intellectual property and design data management, and simulation acceleration capabilities previously announced. Powered by Keysight measurement science, the new tools provide engineers with a solution that speeds virtual prototype creation with validation prior to building physical prototypes and starting volume production manufacturing.
Keysight EDA 2024 software suite offers the following shift left updates:
Streamlining System and Circuit Design Workflows
The RF System Explorer integrates system architecture exploration and analysis features from SystemVue into Advanced Design System (ADS) to enable design sharing between system and circuit level workflows. RF System Explorer allocates a hierarchical subsystem and parameters to a circuit designer to change radio frequency (RF) block parameters or select the analysis path without impacting the overall architecture.
Optimizing Wide Bandgap Power Amplifier Modeling and Simulation
The Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) Explorer and DPD Designer tools optimize power amplifier design methodology across levels of abstraction. These tools enable power amplifier designers working on broadband applications—including 5G FR2, DVB-S2X and WLAN—to leverage a new Dynamic Gain Model that accounts for non-linear memory effects in topologies such as GaN Doherty.
Evolving Satcom Design
SystemVue enhancements address 5G non-terrestrial network (NTN), DVB-S2X, and phased array development projects.
“The breadth of improvements we've packed into Keysight EDA 2024 is aimed squarely at our customers' major pain points—faster time-to-market; first-pass success; automated, integrated, and open workflows; and high-speed and high-frequency performance,” says Niels Faché, vice president and general manager, Keysight EDA. “We've invested heavily in software R&D to create whole product solutions spanning design, emulation, and test disciplines, and incorporating our deep workflow know-how into the early stages of product development. It's not just plain vanilla shift left, but rather shift left powered by measurement science and application domain expertise that customers count on Keysight EDA to deliver.”
Product Launch Event
To learn more about the capabilities covered here, attend the launch event on October 10. For more information and to register for the event, click here.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.