Keysight Technologies’ GoldenGate Software Release Delivers New and Enhanced Capabilities; Improves Designer Productivity; Brings RFIC Simulation to ADS Users

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 13, 2015 — Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced the latest release of GoldenGate software, the industry’s most trusted and proven simulation, analysis and verification solution for large-scale RFIC circuit design. Keysight EEsof EDA’s GoldenGate 2015.01 offers new and enhanced capabilities designed to improve productivity and efficiency for silicon RFIC designers.

Simulator Enhancements

GoldenGate 2015.01 features a number of enhancements to its simulator, including Fast Envelope 3 support for envelope tracking modulation applications and support for multiple, non-harmonically-related frequency dividers. Support for the frequency dividers enables designers to more accurately predict receiver crosstalk, which is common in LTE-A Carrier Aggregation simulation. GoldenGate 2015.01 also features a new multi-threaded sparse matrix solver that enables 10 to 50 percent faster transient simulations.

Additional Improvements

Additional improvements available in GoldenGate 2015.01 include:

  • Faster crystal oscillator startup performance – five times faster out of the box, with a settled solution time of less than 20 periods versus greater than 10,000 for a full transient analysis
  • X-parameter* simulation and data file improvements
  • Improved Envelope Transient Noise analysis efficiency, up to a 1.5 times speed-up in envelope tracking noise
  • Improved multi-threading and refactoring for harmonic balance noise, up to a 2.5 times speedup
  • Improved oscillator analysis performance, up to four times faster on the ring oscillator plus a divide by 32 circuit

Additionally, GoldenGate 2015 enables designers to easily access the GoldenGate simulator from ADS with GoldenGate-in-ADS and the new ADS RFIC cockpit, available in ADS 2015.


The GoldenGate 2015.01 release is available for download at Interested parties can evaluate the software by applying for a trial version at

Additional information about GoldenGate 2015.01 is available at An image of the new software release is available at A video highlighting today’s silicon RFIC design challenges and Keysight’s solutions to these challenges is available at

About Keysight EEsof EDA Software

Keysight EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More information is available at

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS) is a global electronic measurement technology and market leader helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through innovations in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight’s electronic measurement instruments, systems, software and services are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2014. Information about Keysight is available at

*X-parameters is a trademark and registered trademark of Keysight Technologies in the United States, European Union, Japan and elsewhere. The X-parameters format and underlying equations are open and documented. For more information, visit

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