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Noise Analyzer measures flicker noise and RTN.

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March 21, 2014 - Featuring modular design that minimizes system noise, E4727A Advanced Low-Frequency Noise Analyzer supports wafer mapping measurement and data analysis of flicker noise and random telegraph noise. Typical applications include development, qualification, and monitoring of semiconductor materials and IC manufacturing processes. Analyzer is also suitable for design and verification of many circuits used as fundamental building blocks in RF, analog, and high-speed digital applications.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA, 95051, USA

Original Press Release

Agilent Technologies Announces Next-Generation System for Measuring Flicker Noise

Press release date: March 13, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the Agilent EEsof EDA E4727A Advanced Low-Frequency Noise Analyzer-a next-generation hardware and software system for measurement and analysis of flicker noise and random telegraph noise (RTN).

Flicker noise has long been considered a critical characteristic of electronic devices. It significantly affects performance of circuits such as active mixers, voltage-controlled oscillators, frequency dividers, op amps and comparators, which are fundamental building blocks in RF, analog/mixed signal, and high-speed wireline communication applications. Flicker noise and RTN are also both sensitive indicators of semiconductor material and manufacturing processes. With the semiconductor industry continuing to advance new technologies, the need for lower-frequency noise has never been greater.

Agilent's newest Advanced Low-Frequency Noise Analyzer is designed from the ground up to meet these new challenges. Its unique modular design allows it to minimize system noise, provide measurement capabilities at an ultra-low frequency, and offer the best high-voltage/high-current handling capabilities on the market.

"Over the past two decades, Agilent has provided the world's top semiconductor material suppliers, foundries, integrated device manufacturers, and design houses with systems for low-frequency noise characterization," said Brian Chen, device modeling planning manager at Agilent EEsof EDA. "Now, with the E4727A Analyzer, we've incorporated innovative measurement algorithms to deliver the industry's fastest measurement speed to date and maximizing our customers' return on investment."

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Agilent's E4727A Advanced Low-Frequency Noise Analyzer is available now for ordering. Contact your local field engineer for pricing. More information is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof-a-lfna.

About Agilent EEsof EDA Software
Agilent EEsof EDA is the leading supplier of electronic design automation software for microwave, RF, high-frequency, high-speed digital, RF system, electronic system level, circuit, 3-D electromagnetic, physical design and device-modeling applications. More information is available at www.agilent.com/find/eesof.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company's 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement business. The new company is named Keysight Technologies, Inc. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.

Contact:

Janet Smith, Americas
+1 970 679 5397
janet_smith@agilent.com
Twitter: @JSmithAgilent

Sarah Calnan, Europe
+44 (118) 927 5101
sarah_calnan@agilent.com

Connie Wong, Asia
+852 3197-7818
connie-ky_wong@agilent.com

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