High-Capacity Test Capabilities Address Next-Generation Test in R&D, Manufacturing
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it will show its newest wireless design and test solutions that address present and future test technology challenges in LTE, LTE-A, and 3GPP, Releases 11 and 12, at Mobile World Congress, Feb. 24-27, Barcelona, Spain.
The design and test solutions focus on the higher-capacity capabilities needed to address increased peak data rates with multiple technologies, including Carrier Aggregation, enhanced use of multi-antenna techniques, and enhanced uplink for next-generation wireless device R&D and manufacturing.
"Even as LTE and LTE-Advanced are being deployed, work is already starting on the successor, 5G," said Benoit Neel, vice president and general manager, EMEA field operations, Agilent. "As we prepare to become Keysight Technologies and separate from Agilent later this year, the need for high-speed connectivity will be an ever-increasing denominator as we look ahead to 5G networks. We are committed to delivering the design and test solutions that will help achieve the 'everything, everywhere,' always-connected environment."
Agilent will show the new E6640A EXM wireless test set, which offers breakthrough manufacturing-test scalability in wireless and connectivity technology coverage. It features the performance and capacity to test up to 32 cellular and wireless-connectivity devices in parallel and supporting LTE and LTE-A.
Agilent will also feature its E7515A UXM wireless test set, a highly integrated signaling test set created for functional and RF design validation in the 4G era and beyond. The UXM delivers a broad range of capabilities that enable testing of the newest wireless device designs, delivering LTE-Advanced Category 6 now and handling increasingly complex test cases in the future.
Today the integration of all things wireless includes advanced car systems, which contain RF, wireless, millimeter-wave and high-speed digital technologies. Automotive communication and component test challenges now include 2/3/4G cellular, 802.11p WAVE, Bluetooth (r) Low Energy and Near Field Communication (NFC). The technology offers huge benefits, such as blind-spot detection, emergency braking and real-collision protection to help drivers avoid potential risk and accidents, but it brings significant design and test challenges to automotive companies and ecosystem players.
To learn more about the EXM and UXM one-box wireless test sets, test solutions for advanced car systems, and other new wireless test solutions from Agilent, visit Mobile World Congress, Hall 2: 2I8MR and 2J9MR. Customers will be able to schedule a time to meet with Agilent experts and discuss the design and test solutions to solve their most complex wireless communications challenges.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.