Agilent Technologies' Mobile High-Definition Link Test Solution Selected by Simplay Labs
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Agilent Technologies, Inc.
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Press release date: October 11, 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Simplay Labs, LLC, which operates four global Mobile High-definition Link authorized test centers, has selected Agilent as its MHL test solution provider. Agilent's test solution meets the requirements of the MHL Compliance Test Specification 1.1 and is listed as recommended test equipment.
The MHL standard defines an optimized-for-mobile audio/video wired interface for portable devices to connect to HDTVs and other displays. The technology is capable of delivering up to 1080p HD video and 7.1 digital surround-sound audio via a cabled connection from the mobile device to the display. In addition, MHL-enabled displays deliver power to the mobile device and charge its battery, while simultaneously playing content.
The Agilent test solution addresses the following areas of the MHL Compliance Test Specification: source testing, sink testing, media physical-layer testing and protocol testing. The test solution reduces development costs while providing accurate test results with greater flexibility than other MHL test solutions. Agilent's proven, reliable and powerful solution enables engineers to test both the MHL and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) standards.
Agilent's MHL test solution is the only solution available that offers full automation software, which speeds up testing. It allows engineers to test the performance of MHL-enabled devices efficiently and with fast test throughput, increasing productivity.
Agilent has been involved with the MHL specification since the standard was first established and has developed tools in the physical, data link and protocol layers to help companies meet compliance testing goals. Authorized testing centers are using Agilent's MHL test platform to test products, identify problems, measure data and determine whether devices have passed or failed compliance tests. Agilent's reliable MHL test solution helps customers improve the quality of their consumer electronics products and meet the demands of this rapidly advancing market.
"Agilent and its solutions partner, BitifEye, deliver flexible and cost-effective technologies, a strong support team, and tools that complement our own testing solutions," said Damon Vanderhorst, operations director at Simplay Labs, LLC. "Adding Agilent's MHL test capabilities to our U.S., Korea and China ATC facilities gives our customers access to a full suite of MHL testing solutions."
Benefits of the Agilent MHL 1.1 complete test solution include:
oA cost-efficient MHL source-test upgrade to Agilent's powerful Infiniium oscilloscopes.
oUnique electrical test coverage with the E4887A-007-based MHL signal generator, the only signal generator able to generate independent clock and data jitter that can be adjusted on the fly.
oUnique test automation with broad test coverage using the N5990A software controlling the MHL signal generator and oscilloscope.
oUpgrade to existing N5998A protocol/audio/video analyzer and generators for protocol compliance testing.
oAn efficient cable-assembly test solution using the E5071C ENA Option TDR.
Agilent's MHL CTS 1.1 test solution includes the following:
oInfiniium 90000A Series oscilloscope with compliance test software.
oE4887A-007-based MHL signal generator.
oN5998U-001 upgrade for MHL protocol compliance test.
oN5990A test automation software platform from Agilent's solution partner BitifEye.
oE5071C ENA Option TDR network analyzer.
"Being able to use advanced measurement tools for physical, data-link and protocol layers of MHL technology enables developers to address potential design issues early in the design cycle and get products to market faster," said Thomas Dippon, MHL program manager at Agilent. "Our scalable MHL test solution ensures our customers meet the requirements of the MHL 1.1 test specification."
Additional information about Agilent's MHL test platform is available at www.agilent.com/find/mhl.
U.S. Pricing and Availability
The Agilent MHL 1.1 test solution is available now. Starting prices are as follows:
oMHL compliance test software for Infiniium 90000A Series oscilloscopes $8,000
oE4887A-007 based TMDS signal generator $328,000
oN5990A test automation software platform $16,000
oN5998U-001 upgrade for MHL protocol compliance test Contact Agilent
oE5071C ENA Option TDR 8.5-GHz model $64,000
Agilent's Digital Test Standards Program
Agilent Digital Test Standards Program experts are involved in various international standards committees, including the Joint Electronic Devices Engineering Council, PCI-SIG®, Video Electronics Standards Association, Serial ATA International Organization, Serial Attached SCSI (T10), USB-Implementers Forum, MIPI Alliance, Ethernet standards (IEEE 802.3), Optical Internetworking Forum and many others. Agilent's involvement in these standards groups enables the company to bring the right solutions to market when customers need them.
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 18,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2010. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
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