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Simulation Software facilitates validated GNSS signal creation.

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February 13, 2014 - With capabilities covering real-time simulation of Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems (WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS/GAGAN/QZSS), N7609B Signal Studio for GNSS software helps create validated real-time GNSS signals that can simulate satellites for GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, SBAS, and QZSS. Other features include single- or multi-satellite waveform file creation, scenario information displays, static/dynamic scenario creation, and adding of up to 4 CW interference signals for jamming tests.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

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Original Press Release

Agilent Technologies Announces Enhancements to Signal Studio GNSS Software for Single- and Multi-Satellite Simulation

Press release date: February 4, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced enhancements to the N7609B Signal Studio for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) software. The software now includes real-time simulation of SBAS (Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems), such as WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN and QZSS (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System for Japan). It also has the ability to add up to four CW interference signals inside the GPS, GLONASS or BeiDou bands for jamming tests.

With the enhanced N7609B software basic option, users can now create either single- or multi-satellite waveform files. Waveform-file simulation, a cost-effective solution for manufacturing, can be performed using the Agilent M9381A, PXIe VSG, E6607 EXT, X-Series vector signal generators, or the E6630 or E6640A EXM wireless test sets.

Several new intuitive information displays let users know the current scenario-playing status from a receiver’s point of view. Scenario information displays include satellite sky view, which shows the location of all visible satellites in the sky; power view, which displays the instant power of all visible satellites in a bar chart; and trajectory view, which displays the trajectory of the moving receiver in a scenario.

“Agilent continues to provide cost-effective R&D and manufacturing options for the GNSS market by using well-known test platforms, such as our EXG or MXG signal generators,” said Liz Ruetsch, strategic marketing manager, Agilent China Communications Operation. “We also provide cost-effective solutions for manufacturing customers that test multi-format devices including cellular, WLAN and GNSS technologies.”

The N7609B software helps users create validated real-time GNSS signals that can simulate satellites for U.S. GPS, Russian GLONASS, European Galileo, China BeiDou, SBAS and Japan QZSS. It can create either static scenarios for stationary receivers or dynamic scenarios for moving receivers. The simulation can be for an ideal environment or for one with impairments, such as multi-path, pseudo-range error, loss of satellite visibility, satellite power change, ionosphere and tropospheric atmospheric attenuation, antenna effects, CW interference, or AWGN.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent N7609B Signal studio for GNSS software is available now. Pricing is as follows:

• N7609B-PFP Advanced GPS real-time and scenario generation: $11,788
• N7609B-SFP Advanced GLONASS real-time and scenario generation: $12,813
• N7609B-UFP Advanced Galileo real-time and scenario generation: $12,813
• N7609B-WFP Advanced BeiDou real-time and scenario generation: $13,325
• N7609B-XFP SBAS and QZSS real-time and scenario generation:  $1,000
• N7609B-NFP Real-time CW interference signal: $1,500
• N7609B-EFP Basic single- and multi-satellite waveforms: $3,577

More information is available at www.agilent.com/find/N7609B.

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.

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