Keysight Introduces PathWave Design 2024

Highlighted product offers automation and collaboration support for enterprise EDA workflows.

Highlighted product offers automation and collaboration support for enterprise EDA workflows.

Enterprise design teams can catalog, publish and reuse their data with the Keysight IP Management software (formerly Cliosoft Hub). Image courtesy of Keysight Technologies.

Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduces PathWave Design 2024, the latest release of its suite of electronic design automation (EDA) software tools, offering new software automation, design data and intellectual property (IP) management, team collaboration, and development lifecycle transformation capabilities.

PathWave Design 2024 EDA software delivers the following engineering productivity enhancements:

Software Automation

Keysight's new Python API for EDA workflows establishes an open ecosystem to connect and control simulators, platforms, data exchange and report generation to meet development project needs. The Python API enables Keysight's EDA software tools to interoperate with third-party partner tools in custom automation workflows. In addition, Keysight speeds the development of automated workflows by offering professional consulting and customization services for PathWave Design 2024 customers.

The Python API addresses customer requirements to use the tools in a larger ecosystem environment and control Keysight EDA software programmatically. It includes documentation and examples on how to tackle common automation challenges making Keysight tools a component of larger enterprise workflows. Using the Python API for EDA workflows, engineers can streamline processes.

IP and Design Data Management

Keysight has integrated the former Cliosoft products into the PathWave Design 2024 software suite. 

Keysight Design Data Management (formerly Cliosoft SOS) is a solution for hardware design engineers seeking a comprehensive design data management platform. Keysight Design Data Management empowers engineers with features such as optimal file archiving, advanced revision control, disk storage optimization, tight EDA vendor integration, and software configuration connectivity.

Keysight IP Management (formerly Cliosoft HUB) is the enterprise solution for efficient IP management, IP reuse and IP traceability. With Keysight IP Management, IP and system designers can streamline their IP processes. Keysight IP Management enables ability to organize, catalog and track IPs. It provides traceability, enabling engineers and managers to monitor the entire lifecycle of their IPs and make informed decisions.

Simulation Acceleration

Keysight's Design Cloud uses parallel computing across hardware deployments ranging from on-premises clusters to private, public and hybrid clouds, and through a turnkey cloud solution.

PathWave Design 2024 enables a new Design Cloud use-case for parallel simulation supporting electrothermal (ETH) simulation for radio frequency (RF) power amplifier design. ETH parallelization increases the accuracy of typical RF circuit simulations with dynamic large-signal stimulus.

“Keysight's EDA products give customers the design, simulation and API capabilities required to automate workflows optimized for their specific domain and application context,” says Niels Faché, vice president and general manager, Keysight EDA. “Our enterprise EDA customers are emphasizing digital transformation of design tool workflows and data management processes to better serve their global engineering footprints. Given today's shortage of engineering talent, they need to scale up output from available resources and maximize ROI from people and technology through more efficient utilization of design data and IP.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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