Coaxial PIN Diode Switches handle broadband speed.

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Offered as SPDT (P9402A/C), single-pole four-throw (P9404A/C), and transfer (P9400A/C) switch models with operating frequencies from 100 MHz to 8 or 18 GHz, coaxial solid-state switches suit R/D and manufacturing engineers designing manufacturing test systems or requiring fast switching solution to validate component performance. Each offers 380 ns switching speed and over 80 dB port-to-port isolation, which minimizes cross-talk between signal paths.



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Agilent Technologies Introduces Broadband, Coaxial Solid-State PIN Diode Switches with Exceptional Isolation



SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 16, 2007 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced a new family of coaxial solid-state PIN diode switches -- including single-pole double-throw (SPDT), single-pole four-throw (SP4T) and transfer switch models -- with a broad operating frequency range from 100 MHz up to 18 GHz for fast, accurate test in automatic test equipment (ATE) systems. Exceptional isolation and ultra-fast switching speed make these switches well suited for R&D and manufacturing engineers designing manufacturing test systems or requiring a fast switching solution to validate component performance.

Switch requirements today are as broad and varied as the applications in which they are used -- from testing high-speed antennas to high-volume semiconductor components. Specific requirements are determined by each application's needs, such as isolation, frequency and operating life. Agilent's new family of PIN diode switches features superior performance across all of these requirements.

Another key feature of Agilent's PIN diode switches is a high port-to-port isolation of greater than 80 dB. This feature minimizes cross talk between signal paths to reduce measurement uncertainty and ensure accurate testing. Additionally, an ultra-fast switching speed of 380 ns enables high-speed signal routing applications and maximizes manufacturing test throughput.

Agilent's new switch family features six PIN diode switch models, each operating from 100 MHz to either 8 GHz or 18 GHz. These models include the P9400A/C transfer, P9402A/C SPDT and P9404A/C SP4T switches.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Agilent's new solid-state PIN diode switch family is available now. The switches can be purchased through any of Agilent's field engineers and worldwide distributors, or via Agilent's online store. Pricing is as follows:

P9400A, Solid-State PIN diode transfer switch, 100 MHz to 8 GHz, $ 1,926

P9400C, Solid-State PIN diode transfer, switch, 100 MHz to 18 GHz, $ 2,144

P9402A, Solid-State PIN diode switch, 100 MHz to 8 GHz, SPDT, $ 728

P9402C, Solid-State PIN diode switch, 100 MHz to 18 GHz, SPDT, $ 926

P9404A, Solid-State PIN diode switch, 100 MHz to 8 GHz, SP4T, $ 1,273

P9404C, Solid-State PIN diode switch, 100 MHz to 18 GHz, SP4T, $ 1,707

For information about Agilent's new PIN diode solid-state switches, go to www.agilent.com/find/PIN.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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