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Agilent Technologies’ HDMI 1.3 Test Solution Selected for All Silicon Image Authorized Test Centers


Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced today during the Consumer Electronics Association plugfest that its HDMI 1.3 Compliance Test Solution has been selected by Silicon Image Inc., the leader in storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content, for use in all of its Authorized Test Centers (ATCs). Agilent announced in January 2007 that Silicon Image had selected an initial Agilent solution to test in one of its ATCs.

The Agilent test solution for HDMI CTS 1.3 enables high-quality measurements through its market-leading signal integrity and unique independent clock and data jitter insertion capability. The solution package that Silicon Image selected includes the Agilent DSO 80000B real-time oscilloscope with a new version of N5399A HDMI compliance test software, E4887A TMDS signal generator with cable emulators, N1080A TPAs (Test Point Access Assemblies or fixtures), N5990A test automation software platform and N5998A protocol / audio / video generator and analyzer.

“Agilent worked closely with HDMI technology drivers, including Silicon Image, since the start of the discussions about CTS 1.3,” said Kurt Hellinga, technical marketing manager of Agilent’s Design Verification Division. “Since the CTS 1.3a release, Silicon Image has been using the Agilent HDMI solution for compliance testing.”

“Agilent’s commitment to HDMI and the performance of the Agilent solution were key factors in our decision to standardize on this solution for our ATCs around the world,” said Joseph Lias, vice president for Silicon Image, who manages the ATCs. “The signal quality, short calibration and test execution times as well as the ease-of-use of the solution and its unique jitter insertion capabilities were proven in a thorough evaluation in one of our ATCs. Deployment in all ATCs will now quickly make this performance available to our global customers.”

“Agilent set the de-facto standard for HDMI 1.3 testing,” said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Digital Verification Solutions Division. “The availability of our solution in the vast majority of ATCs ensures that the 500+ HDMI adopters can rely on the broadest test coverage for the critical sink jitter tolerance test.”

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent HDMI test solution is available now. Prices start at $165,000, depending on the configuration. More information about these solutions can be found at

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