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Wireless Connectivity Test Set covers Bluetooth® low-energy RF.

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April 13, 2012 - For manufacturers and design houses, N4010A wireless connectivity test set with Bluetooth low-energy Tx/Rx option acelerates product development and time to volume production. Single-box test set, designed for Bluetooth, WLAN a/b/g/n, and Zigbee, covers product lifecycle from development and integration through to production. Option 109 supports non-signaling Bluetooth low-energy Tx/Rx testing in external PC-hosted software for single- and dual-mode Bluetooth low-energy applications.

Agilent Technologies, Inc.

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Original Press Release

Agilent Technologies Announces Bluetooth® Low-Energy RF Test Set for Texas Instruments' Wireless Connectivity Solutions

Press release date: March 26, 2012

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced a Bluetooth low-energy test as an option on the N4010A wireless connectivity test set for device and module makers.

The Agilent N4010A test set with the new Bluetooth low-energy Tx/Rx option gives manufacturers and design houses reliable and efficient test solutions for Bluetooth low-energy applications. The new test solution helps speed product development and accelerate the time to volume production.

Bluetooth low-energy technology enables long operational life with minimal power consumption for applications such as mobile communications, sports and fitness, health care, security, and home entertainment.

"By working with leading wireless connectivity solution providers, and sharing test and measurement expertise, we have developed a solution that helps wireless connectivity vendors better characterize and define specifications for more successful industry delivery," said Joe DePond, general manager of Agilent's Mobile Broadband Organization. "OEMs and contract manufacturers can simplify the creation of test cases and increase manufacturing throughput with fast, accurate Bluetooth low-energy measurements."

The N4010A wireless connectivity test set for Bluetooth low-energy delivers:

  • A versatile, multiformat, one-box test set designed for Bluetooth, WLAN a/b/g/n and Zigbee applications. (It covers product lifecycle from development and integration through to production, delivering the lowest cost of ownership in one single-box solution.)
  • The new Option 109 supports nonsignaling Bluetooth low-energy Tx/Rx testing in external PC-hosted software for both single-mode and dual-mode Bluetooth low-energy applications.
  • Low-cost and efficient testing of the evolving Bluetooth devices and modules covering Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0+ EDR, Bluetooth audio and Bluetooth low energy. (The Bluetooth low-energy Tx/Rx option complies with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 core specification for RF test requirements.)

    Additional information and pricing can be found at www.agilent.com/find/N4010A.

    Agilent's complete offering in wireless connectivity can be found at www.agilent.com/find/Wirelessconnectivity.

    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 18,700 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

    Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., USA, and licensed to Agilent Technologies Inc.

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