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Agilent Technologies Announces Membership in DVB Consortium, WorldDMB Forum


Company Strengthens Commitment to Delivering Industry-Leading Digital Broadcast Test Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it has joined the DVB Consortium and WorldDMB Forum, two industry-leading broadcasting organizations. The DVB Consortium creates technical standards for digital television and data services delivery, while the WorldDMB Forum promotes the Eureka 147 digital radio standard. Membership in these organizations allows Agilent to provide test and measurement solutions for digital video and audio that are more closely aligned with broadcasting industry needs.

“Agilent is fully committed to meeting the needs of customers who design and manufacture digital video and broadcast audio transmitters, components and receivers,” said Hai-tao Zhang, Agilent’s China Video Operation manager. “Our membership in the DVB Consortium and WorldDMB Forum reconfirms this commitment and grants us valuable insight into the evolving needs of the broadcast industry. This insight, coupled with customer collaborations, will enable us to deliver the leading-edge digital broadcast test solutions that today’s engineers demand.”

Agilent’s membership in the DVB Consortium and WorldDMB Forum provides it with direct access to members’ test requirements. As the digital broadcast market evolves, Agilent will use these requirements to create customized broadcast test solutions that are compliant with latest industry specifications and conform to recommended test profiles or test vectors. By tailoring these solutions to different test scenarios (e.g., product certification and large-scale manufacturing), Agilent will deliver flexible product features, high-performance specifications and increased cost savings.

Agilent currently offers digital broadcast solutions for both transmitter and receiver test. For transmitter test, Agilent provides several X-Series advanced measurement applications that offer one-button, standard-based power and modulation measurements for X-Series signal analyzers (high-end PXA, mid-range MXA, economy-class EXA and low-cost CXA). For receiver test, Agilent provides Signal Studio software to create standards-compliant test signals.

The software works with the ESG or MXG signal generator as a low-cost solution for R&D and manufacturing customers. The solution is ideal for high-end R&D and lab customers when used in conjunction with the PXB baseband generator and channel emulator for full-conformance testing. Both the transmitter and receiver test solutions are based on Agilent’s general purpose platforms that not only support most digital video and audio formats available today, but numerous wireless communications standards as well, making them well suited for testing multi-format devices.

For information about the digital video industry, go to Information on Agilent’s signal generators and Signal Studio for digital video and broadcast radio is available at and Information on Agilent’s X-Series signal analyzers and advanced measurement applications can be found at and, respectively.

About the DVB Consortium

The Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) is an industry-led consortium of around 250 broadcasters, manufacturers, network operators, software developers, regulatory bodies and others in over 35 countries committed to designing open technical standards for the global delivery of digital television and data services. Services using DVB standards are available on every continent with more than 500 million DVB receivers deployed. For more information, go to

About the WorldDMB Forum

The WorldDMB Forum is an international non-governmental organization whose objective is to promote the awareness, adoption and implementation of Eureka 147 based services worldwide. It is dedicated to encouraging international co-operation and co-ordination between sound and data broadcasters, network providers, manufacturers, governments and official bodies, thus gaining consensus for the smooth introduction of DAB based services. The organization’s name, WorldDMB, refers to “Digital Multimedia Broadcasting” including radio, mobile TV and broadcast new media services. For more information, go to
About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, electronics and communications. The company’s 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $4.5 billion in fiscal 2009. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at


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