IR Transceivers target mobile phones and PDAs.

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Models HSDL-3020 and HSDL-3021 low-power IR transceivers offer IrDA-compliant data transmission at up to 4 Mb/s and enable mobile phones and PDAs to function as universal IR remote controls for televisions, VCRs, DVDs, and other home appliances. Transceivers can transfer 640 x 480 pixel photo in approximately 0.7 sec, and 329 Mb 1280 x 960 pixel image in approximately 2.3 sec. HSDL-3021 provides remote control distance of up to 8 m and HSDL-3020 up to 14 m.



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Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry's Fastest Infrared Transceivers for Mobile Phones and PDAs



Transceivers Combine 4 Mb/s Fast Infrared Data Transmission Operation with Up to Eight-Meter Universal Remote Control

CANNES, France, 3GSM World Congress, Feb. 14, 2005, Hall 2, Booth E62A -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced the industry's fastest low-power infrared (IR) transceivers that offer IrDA (Infrared Data Association)-compliant data transmission at up to 4 Mb/s and enable mobile
phones and PDAs to function as universal IR remote controls for televisions, VCRs, DVDs and other home appliances. A 4 Mb/s data rate means that Agilent's HSDL-3020 and HSDL-3021 transceivers can transfer a 640 x 480-pixel photo in approximately 0.7 second, and a 329 MB 1280 x 960-pixel image in approximately 2.3 seconds. Such speeds are becoming critical as the newest camera-phone designs now permit applications such as downloading pictures directly to photo-quality printers.

"Agilent was the first company to offer the combination of integrated IrDA/remote control IR transceivers with remote control application software," said Kee Hane Ngoh, vice president and general manager for the Infrared Products Division in Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group. "The HSDL-3020 and 3021 add the ability to quickly transfer megapixel photos directly to a printer, or files between handheld devices, at four megabits per second."

The HSDL-3021 transceiver provides a remote control distance of up to eight meters (approximately 26 feet) and the HSDL-3020 up to 14 meters (approximately 46 feet). Both transceivers provide an IrDA link distance of up to 50 cm (approximately 20 inches) from 9.6 kb/s to 4.0 Mb/s, and compatibility with Agilent's universal remote control software. Both also feature a separate 875 nm-wavelength infrared LED for IrDA data transmission
and 940 nm LED for IR remote control; however, the HSDL-3020 comes with an enhanced three-lens optical package for optimized IrDA and remote control performance. Package dimensions for the HSDL-3020 are 2.5 mm high x 10.4 mm wide x 2.95 mm long. Dimensions for the HSDL-3021 are 2.5 mm x 8mm x 3 mm.

Both units feature low power operation, with a logic input/output interface operating at only 1.8 V, shutdown currents of only 10 microamps, and standby current of 0.1 mA. The transceivers can be used for IrDA and remote control
applications without additional external components for multiplexing. The HSDL-3020 and HSDL-3021 are fully compliant with IrDA Physical Layer specification version 1.4 low power from 9.6 kb/s to 4.0 Mb/s (FIR). Both versions provide LED stuck-high protection and are capable of operating with power sources ranging from 2.4 V to 3.6 V. All Agilent IR transceivers are IEC 825-Class 1 Eye Safety compliant.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent HSDL-3020 is priced at $2 each and the HSDL-3021 is priced at less than $2 each, both in moderate volumes. They are available now through Agilent's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.

Further information about Agilent's infrared products and applications software is available at www.agilent.com/view/ir.

Agilent's Mobile Appliance Solutions

Agilent is a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for today's highly integrated, feature-rich mobile handsets. In addition to infrared transceivers for transmitting data, Agilent provides FBAR filters and power amplifiers and amplifier modules that help shrink handset size and save battery life; surface-mount LEDs that provide backlighting styling options; proximity sensors that allow the phones to automatically switch to speakerphone mode; and ambient light photo sensors that save battery life by controlling backlighting. No other component vendor offers all of these solutions for mobile appliances. More information about Agilent's family of mobile appliance semiconductor solutions is available at www.agilent.com/view/mobile.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. Agilent had net revenue of $7.2 billion in fiscal year 2004. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

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