Agilent Technologies enhances N4010A wireless connectivity test set to test Bluetooth 2.0 EDR standards
BARCELONA, Spain, 3GSM World Congress, Feb. 13, 2006, Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that its N4010A Wireless Connectivity Test Set supports the Bluetooth(r) Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) test mode and offers new audio generation and analysis capabilities for Bluetooth audio test. Developers, integrators and manufacturers now have a single test set for ensuring devices adhere to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s (SIG’s) version 1.2 and 2.0 standards.
The Bluetooth EDR test specification was developed by the Bluetooth SIG in order to provide a set of conformance tests for the air interface, as well as to ensure interoperability among Bluetooth devices. The latest version of Bluetooth -- Bluetooth EDR -- supports data rates of up to 3 Mbps and remains backward-compatible with the original Bluetooth specification. Its two new modulation schemes allow multiple applications to utilize available bandwidth more effectively and achieve higher overall performance.
To ensure Bluetooth EDR devices adhere to the new standard, the N4010A now enables loopback testing of EDR transmitters and receivers. Six of the eight Bluetooth 2.0 EDR test cases are integrated into the N4010A. The remaining two can be made utilizing the N4010A and additional equipment.
The N4010A has also been enhanced with new capability for functional test of Bluetooth audio devices. The built-in audio generation and analysis capabilities eliminate the need for a separate audio source and analyzer, streamlining test configurations and minimizing the cost of test.
“Device developers and manufacturers need the right tools to stay at the forefront of their markets,” said Earl Thompson, vice president and general manager with Agilent’s Wireless Division. “The introduction of the N4010A provided the industry with its first multi-format test set for testing Bluetooth, wireless LAN and ZigBee technologies, but Agilent’s commitment to its customers goes well beyond this first-to-market introduction. We will continue to enhance the product as the standards evolve, which is why we take an active role in associations like the Bluetooth SIG and the ZigBee Alliance.”
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent N4010A Wireless Connectivity Test Set with EDR loopback and audio generation and analysis capabilities will be available to order starting March 1, 2006. Pricing is as follows:
* N4010A Wireless Connectivity Test Set: $13,000
* Option 101 Bluetooth: $4,500
* Option 107 Bluetooth EDR link plus measurement: $7,500
* Option 113 Bluetooth audio generation and analysis: $3,000
Information about the Agilent N4010A Wireless Connectivity Test Set is now available at www.agilent.com/find/n4010a. Information on N4010A Option 107 is now available at www.agilent.com/find/n4010aedr. Photos of the products are available at www.agilent.com/find/N4010A_image.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 21,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $5.1 billion in fiscal 2005. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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