Serial Pulse Data Generator has 7 GHz stimulus capability.

Press Release Summary:

Offering full control of data streams for stress tests, 81141A enables characterization of components being developed for serial buses used in high-speed transmission systems. It allows engineers to conduct physical layer tests by providing precision, low-jitter signals. Along with pattern and sequence capabilities and up to 1 GHz linear delay modulation, unit offers combination of multiple data formats with sequencing and trigger capability.

Original Press Release:

Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry's First High-Speed Serial Pulse Data Generator

Flexible Stimulus Solution Enables High-Quality Characterization and Validation of Next-Generation Devices

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 13, 2005 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the industry's first high-speed, serial pulse data generator with stimulus capability up to 7 GHz, enabling computer and semiconductor test engineers to accurately characterize components being developed for the next-generation serial buses used in high-speed transmission systems.

Accurate high-speed stimulus is crucial to ensuring signal integrity. The new Agilent 81141A allows engineers, for the first time, to conduct reliable and accurate physical layer tests by providing precision low-jitter signals and offering full control of data streams for stress tests. Its linear delay modulation enables fast and ultraprecise jitter tolerance and jitter transfer measurements.

"The combination of multiple data formats such as RZ, R1 and NRZ with sequencing, trigger capability and high-speed frequency is unique in the market and critical for the next-generation high-speed technology wave," said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Digital Verification Solutions division. "High-speed design starts with the physical layer and its signal integrity."

Versatile, high-quality and the most precise data signals are the key contributions of the 7 GHz pulse data generator. Other features include:

o Data formats RZ, R1 and NRZ, with flexible parameters and fast transition times for high-quality waveforms and eye diagram measurements.

o Pattern and sequence capabilities enabling stimulus signals for the entire range of digital high-speed serial buses.

o Linear delay modulation up to 1 GHz for jitter tolerance testing.

U.S Pricing and Availability

The Agilent 81141A 7 GHz serial pulse data generator is available now for $88,000, with shipments starting in September 2005. More information about the Agilent 81141A is available at Photos of the product are available at

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 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $7.2 billion in fiscal year 2004. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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