1xEV-DV Test Solution is suited for 3G Chipset Designers.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for designers of dual-mode chipsets for 1xEV-DV (1x evolution - data and voice) and cdma2000 3G technologies, Signal Studio permits allocation of bandwidth on demand as well as ability to support simultaneous performance of voice/data traffic. Product provides continuous transmissions of four 1xEV-DV forward link channels: 2 short-duration, fully coded packet data channels, and 2 real-time packet data control channels, as well as forward/reverse link cdma2000 voice channels.

Original Press Release:

Agilent Technologies Offers Industry-First 1xEV-DV Test Solution for 3G Chipset Designers

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 22, 2003 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the industry's first 1xEV-DV (1x evolution - data and voice) testing solution for designers of dual-mode chipsets for 1xEV-DV and cdma2000 3G technologies. This new product, targeted for 3G chipset designers, extends Agilent's comprehensive offerings in both wireless design and manufacturing test solutions to support 1xEV technology.

1xEV-DV is the next stage of the cdma2000 3G format, permitting allocation of bandwidth on demand and the ability to support simultaneous performance of both voice and data traffic on the same device. The ability to integrate voice and high-speed data packet services such as video, video-conferencing, and other multimedia services will help propel the industry into the next wave of wireless subscriber growth. Wireless network equipment manufacturers are expected to begin 1xEV-DV interoperability testing and field trials in the third quarter of 2003.

The new Agilent Signal Studio for 1xEV-DV and cdma2000 software (E4438C-414) works with the Agilent E4438C ESG vector signal generator, giving mobile chipset designers a flexible test and verification tool based upon 3GPP2 standards (C.S0002-C). With this solution, designers do not have to hand-code their own signals for this new technology, significantly reducing development time and costs for early chip development.

Signal Studio for 1xEV-DV and cdma2000 provides continuous transmissions of the 1xEV-DV and cdma2000 channels necessary for testing mobile receivers for sensitivity and packet or frame error rate, as well as baseband testing of receiver application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). The software application includes four new 1xEV-DV forward link channels: two short-duration, fully coded packet data channels (PDCH) and two real-time packet data control channels (PDCCH), in addition to forward and reverse link cdma2000 voice channels. This capability allows designers to

o simulate multiple voice and data users simultaneously;

o emulate multiple active data channels and sub-packets;

o test wireless device capability for making packet error or frame error ratio (PER/FER) measurements; and

o save setup time with over 100 pre-defined radio configurations.

Signal Studio can be downloaded to a PC to evaluate the software prior to purchase. To use the signals created by the software, each E4483C ESG vector signal generator must be licensed separately.

Additional information is available at www.agilent.com/find/signalstudio. Photos are available at www.agilent.com/find/1xEVscreen.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The 1xEV-DV software (Option E4438C-414) is $6,000 and the E4438C ESG vector signal generator with minimum configuration for this option is $28,350. Both products are now available.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 35,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6 billion in fiscal year 2002. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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