EMPro 2009 is a full three-dimensional (3D) electromagnetic (EM) design and simulation software from Agilent Technologies that is tightly integrated with the firm's popular Advanced Design System (ADS) suite of computer-aided-engineering (CAE) software tools. EMPro 2009 works with both finite-element-method (FEM) and finite-difference-time-domain (FDTD) EM simulation techniques. The 3D EM design environment and solvers in EMPro 2009 are integrated with ADS for fast and efficient RF and microwave circuit design. The software is used to analyze the EM effects of RF and microwave components such as high-speed IC packages, antennas, on-chip embedded passives and PCB interconnects.
According to Erwin DeBaetselier, Product Marketing Manager with Agilent's EEsof electronic design automation (EDA) division, "This is the industry's first platform that completely integrates 3-D EM simulation and the ADS design environment. Its architecture removes the overhead and expense of maintaining disconnected tools. Our customers can take advantage of a single flow to innovate today's challenging wireless applications, such as those that mix high-density integration of RFIC, packages and RF modules with antenna design." EMPro 2009 creates parameterized 3D components for use in ADS circuit and system simulation, allowing designers to use the best available technology in an integrated design flow.