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Agilent Technologies Introduces Multiformat WiMAX(tm)/WLAN Test and WiMAX Chipset Software for Mobile Station Manufacturing


Software is First in Series of Products Based on Sequans Chipset
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 2008

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it has shipped the first in a series of planned software products based on the Sequans SQN1130 chipset for WiMAX mobile stations. Designed for use with the Agilent N8300A Wireless Networking Test Set, the N7300 Series chipset software provides control, calibration and test of WiMAX devices and modules. Agilent’s first WLAN Measurement Application for the N8300A test set is also now available, offering N8300A users a true multiformat WiMAX/WLAN test solution. Both the N7300 Series software solution and WLAN Measurement Application will be showcased at the WiMAX Forum Global Congress in Amsterdam, June 17-18, Booth 262.

Agilent’s N7300 Series chipset software provides quick and easy optimization of WiMAX device testing, plus a simple and reliable setup for fast, accurate and repeatable measurements. The series’ first product -- the N7302A chipset software -- provides the fastest time-to-market, enabling users to get their products to market ahead of the competition. It is ideal for Mobile WiMAX(tm) chipset manufacturers, as well as manufacturing engineers and managers involved with parametric testing of WiMAX mobile stations, customer premise equipment and modules.

The N6302A WLAN Measurement Application runs on Agilent’s N8300A test set and is designed to ensure fast and accurate analysis of 802.11b, g WLAN signals. Together, the WLAN Measurement Application and N8300A test set form a complete one-box transmitter and receiver test solution for WLAN devices. The WLAN Measurement Application builds on the existing WiMAX capabilities of the N8300 test set to create a true, multiformat test solution, maximizing the user’s asset utilization for WiMAX/WLAN test.

“The introduction of the WLAN Measurement Application demonstrates our commitment to the N8300A as a multiformat one-box tester for both WiMAX and WLAN manufacturing test,” said C.J. Meurell, European operations general manager for Agilent’s Mobile Broadband Division’s WiMAX portfolio. “With its superior specifications and fast manufacturing test time, this solution effectively meets the needs of ODM and CM manufacturing engineers testing WiMAX and WLAN devices or modules.”

The Agilent N8300A Wireless Networking Test Set is a one-box RF parametric test set for manufacturing and design engineers who need a standard-compliant 802.16d or 16e physical layer test tool for fixed and Mobile WiMAX, as well as 802.11b, g wireless LAN Tx and Rx applications. Based on an architecture comprising an integrated Vector Signal Analyzer and Vector Signal Generator, the N8300A provides a graphical user interface, SCPI interface and consistency of software and measurements with industry-leading WiMAX R&D test tools.

“The new chipset software and WLAN capability further enhance Agilent’s portfolio of WiMAX test solutions, which span the entire WiMAX lifecycle, from R&D through manufacturing,” said Niels Faché, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Mobile Broadband Division. “We are committed to meeting the test needs for this market, providing innovative measurement solutions that fully enable engineers to rapidly and confidently provide high-quality radio systems for successful evolution and deployment of Mobile WiMAX.”

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Agilent’s N7300 Series chipset software and N6302A-2FP WLAN Measurement Application are both now available, and can be ordered with the N8300A Wireless Networking Test Set at the time of instrument purchase. Pricing is as follows:

Chipset software for SQN1130 and MAX283x -
fixed, perpetual license

802.11b,g WLAN Measurement Application -
fixed, perpetual license

More information about the N7300 Series chipset software and WLAN Measurement Application is available at and, respectively. Photos of both software products are available at

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