Modeling Software suits deep sub-micron CMOS devices.

Press Release Summary:

RF extension to BSIM4 modeling package enables accurate simulation of RF CMOS devices. DC extraction module provides measurement-based extraction of DC, CV, temperature, and noise model. Software runs on UNIX8R systems and will be available to run on PCs with Windows(R) operating systems after June 30, 2002. Modeling software suits CMOS devices in wireless and wireline communication products, and CMOS devices with ultra-short channel lengths, well below 0.18 microns.

Original Press Release:

Agilent Technologies Offers BSIM4 Modeling Package Update for Deep Sub-Micron CMOS Devices Used in Wireless and Wireline Communications Products

Package Now Includes RF Modeling Capabilities, Creating a Complete DC-to-RF Modeling Solution

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 7, 2002 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced an RF extension to the BSIM4 Modeling Package for deep sub-micron CMOS devices used in wireless and wireline communication products, resulting in a complete DC-to-RF modeling solution.

The RF extraction module, now included within the open Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) modeling software, enables highly accurate simulation of RF CMOS devices and reduces overall design time.

The module is an update to the Agilent 85194K BSIM4 Modeling Package, a leading modeling solution for CMOS devices with ultra-short channel lengths that are well below 0.18 microns.

"RFIC designs require accurate and reliable device models, especially at high frequencies," said Jim Tabuchi, marketing manager of Agilent Eesof EDA. "The updated Agilent modeling package enables more accurate designs, fewer design cycles, lower manufacturing costs and shorter time to market."

The BSIM4 Modeling Package key features and benefits include the following:

- a DC extraction module that provides fast and accurate measurement-based extraction of DC, CV, temperature and noise model, with one set of parameters to fit a wide range of device geometries;

- an RF extraction module that provides highly accurate, high-frequency model parameters;

- a built-in user interface that enables the whole measurement and extraction process to be fully automated with the push of a button;

- software that is easy to enhance and customize to accommodate specific processes and requirements; and fast and easy-to-use extraction methodologies, based on direct measurements, that provide a high level of model accuracy across DC, CV and RF BSIM4 model parameters.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent 85194K BSIM4 Modeling Package is available immediately, with prices starting at $17,500. The new RF extraction module will be provided at no additional cost to those with current support contracts for the 85194K. It currently runs on UNIX(R) systems. The software will be available to run on PCs using Windows(R) 98, Windows 2000, and Windows NT(R) 4.0 after June 30, 2002. More information is available at

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:AA) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 39,000 employees serve customers in more than 120 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $8.4 billion in fiscal year 2001. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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