Software integrates EDA tools and test instrumentation.

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Connected solutions applications integrate electronic design automation software with test instrumentation enabling companies to use existing company products to verify designs earlier in process. System provides measurement-based modeling, verification, and debugging capabilities. Algorithms provide consistency between ADS simulation results and test measurement results. Software supports microwave system and component verification.

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Agilent Technologies Announces Design Verification Application Support to Help Companies Bring Products to Market Faster

Agilent is First to Integrate EDA Tools and Test Instrumentation to Form "Connected Solutions" that Increase Productivity and Lower Development Costs

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 27, 2003 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced design verification application support to help electronic and wireless communication companies get products to market faster. Agilent is the first company to integrate electronic design automation (EDA) software with test instrumentation to offer new "connected solutions" applications. Agilent connected solutions increase productivity and lower development costs by enabling companies to use existing investments in Agilent Advanced Design System (ADS) software and test instrumentation to verify designs earlier in the design process.

Integration of Agilent ADS software and Agilent test instrumentation provides new measurement-based modeling, verification and debugging capabilities that are not possible using EDA software or test instruments alone. Common algorithms are used to provide consistency between ADS simulation results and test measurement results. Agilent connected solutions can offer an improved and consistent user interface across Agilent ADS software and instrumentation to minimize user ramp-up time.

"Agilent Technologies is leveraging its leadership in the test and measurement and EDA markets by merging their ADS software, instrumentation and connectivity expertise," said Galen Wampler, industry analyst at Prime Data. "Agilent's new connected solutions applications provide end users with unmatched capability up and down the product development cycle. These connected solutions have some very advantageous and exciting applications that build value on top of Agilent's instrumentation and ADS products."

Agilent's connected solutions combine Agilent ADS software and Agilent test instrumentation, as well as ADS/instrumentation connection managers, software application guides, and application notes in a flexible manner to support design and verification applications such as:

o measurement-based behavioral modeling, which creates simulation models from measurements that can provide faster simulation speed, enhanced convergence, and compactness; and

o microwave system and component verification, which takes the concepts of the RF-based verification solutions currently available and applies them to microwave applications.


More information on Agilent's connected solutions applications is available at

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 36,000 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

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