Software suite accelerates design workflows

5th June 2019
Mick Elliott

PathWave Design 2020 includes the latest releases of Keysight’s electronic design automation software to accelerate design workflows for radio frequency (RF) and microwave, 5G, and automotive design engineers.  The suite includes releases of PathWave Advanced Design System (ADS) 2020, PathWave RFIC Design (GoldenGate) 2020, PathWave System Design (SystemVue) and PathWave RF Synthesis (Genesys).

Technologies are pushing new limits in electronic design with longer battery life, smaller components, and higher levels of integration.

As a result, design requirements are growing in complexity, as the amount of data continues to increase.

Analysing and correlating that data requires multiple, non-integrated design tools that create unnecessary complexities.

In a recent survey conducted by Keysight, data correlation and software integration were identified as the most pressing challenges faced by design and test engineers.

According to the survey, over 90% of respondents want to accelerate time-to-market with an integrated product development solution that enables data sharing.

The PathWave Design 2020 software suite accelerates product development by reducing the time engineers spend in the design and simulation phase. Its libraries and customised simulators reduce setup time and automation improvements reduce manual work.

The software seamlessly integrates circuit design, electromagnetic (EM) simulation, layout capabilities, and system level modelling, reducing time needed for importing and exporting designs and fixing errors associated with changing tools. Improvements in data analytics allow for rapid analysis and timely design decisions.

"Creating efficiency in the product development workflow is an industry challenge, particularly in design and simulation,” said Todd Cutler, vice president and general manager of design and test software at Keysight. "Keysight's PathWave Design 2020 provides engineers with new tools and software enhancements that shorten the design cycle and eliminate project delays by adding new efficiencies to their RF and microwave, 5G, and automotive work flows.”

Keysight’s PathWave software incorporates advanced analytics that create immediate, actionable insights for development and manufacturing teams.

It enables users to:

  • lower costs and accelerate time to market by reducing design time
  • simplify and automate data analysis on circuit simulations
  • reduce EM simulation setup time with two new integrated EM simulators for RF and power electronics designers
  • design safe vehicles with a new complex modeling environment for automotive radar
  • stay current on the latest 5G new radio (NR) standards with updated 5G virtual test benches

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