Georgia Tech’s Georgia Electronic Design Center will open a new center focused on radio frequency and microwave system and circuit design with the help of Agilent Technologies.

Agilent, a global software firm that has worked with Georgia Tech in the past, is donating electronic design automation software, support and training valued at more than $13 million.

The center will be named the Agilent EDA Simulation Center.

Georgia Tech students will have access to the center and software. Startups working in wireless communication design with the GEDC will also receive licenses at no cost or at a discount for Agilent software.

“The company’s EDA tools help us continue to advance the technology and support our students, as well as to encourage and support commercial innovation,” said Joy Laskar, director of the GEDC and the Schlumberger Chair in Microelectronics in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The donation is one of the largest Agilent has made.

The center will include two simulators, one of which incorporates a parallel processor.