TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Unveils Single-Box Arbitrary Waveform Generator Support for HDMI and MHL Sink Tests

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Unveils Single-Box Arbitrary Waveform
  Generator Support for HDMI and MHL Sink Tests

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- January 24, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced support for the
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and Mobile High-Definition Link
(MHL) sink tests through its M8190A arbitrary waveform generator and enhanced
N5990A test-automation software.

The Agilent solution gives engineers a new way to conduct sink testing and
provides a cost-effective and compact alternative to Agilent’s
well-established E4887A HDMI TMDS signal generator platform. The new test
solution reduces development costs while providing accurate test results with
greater flexibility than other HDMI and MHL test solutions. Agilent’s HDMI and
MHL test solution is the only single-box generator solution available today.

Full test-automation software is available, which speeds up testing. It allows
engineers to test the performance of HDMI and MHL-enabled devices efficiently
and with fast test throughput, increasing productivity.

“Agilent has been involved with the HDMI and MHL specifications since the
standards were first established,” said Juergen Beck, vice president and
general manager of Agilent’s Digital Photonic Test Division. “Together with
our solutions partner, BitifEye, we address our customers’ needs and provide
strong support for HDMI and MHL sink testing. Our new, enhanced product
portfolio gives our customers access to a full suite of MHL and HDMI testing
solutions they will not find elsewhere.”

The two AWG modules required for HDMI sink testing fit in a single mainframe.
Other benefits of the Agilent HDMI and MHL 2.0 AWG sink testing solution

  *Cost-effective configurations.
  *Compact setups that eliminate the need for external clock and jitter
    sources and cable emulators.
  *Unique test-automation capabilities with industry’s broad test coverage,
    using N5990A software to control the HDMI and MHL signal generators and

Agilent’s HDMI and MHL 2.0 sink testing solution comprises the following

  *Infiniium 90000A Series oscilloscope and N5399B compliance test software
    for calibrating sink test configurations.

  *M8190A-based HDMI and MHL signal generators.
  *N5990A test-automation software from Agilent’s solution partner BitifEye.

“Being able to use advanced measurement tools such as AWG configurations for
HDMI and MHL sink testing enables developers to address potential design
issues early in the design cycle and get products to market faster,” said
Alexander Schmitt, CEO of BitifEye. “The AWG configurations complement the
existing Agilent and BitifEye HDMI and MHL sink testing solutions and allow
our customers to choose the performance they need.”

Additional information about Agilent’s new HDMI and MHL sink testing solution
is available at and High-resolution images are available at

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent HDMI and MHL 2.0 AWG sink testing solution is available now.
Starting prices are as follows:

• M8190A AWG configuration for HDMI and MHL   $113,006
• N5990A-151 test-automation software option   $13,000

Agilent will be at DesignCon, Santa Clara Convention Center (Booth 201), Jan.
28- 31, to demonstrate high-speed digital solutions that help engineers
design, simulate, analyze and debug their devices and ensure compliant designs
while cutting through the challenges of gigabit digital designs.

Agilent’s Digital Test Standards Program

Agilent Digital Test Standards Program experts are involved in various
international standards committees, including the Joint Electronic Devices
Engineering Council, PCI-SIG®, Video Electronics Standards Association, Serial
ATA International Organization, Serial Attached SCSI (T10), USB-Implementers
Forum, MIPI Alliance, Ethernet standards (IEEE 802.3), Optical Internetworking
Forum and many others. Agilent’s involvement in these standards groups enables
the company to bring the right solutions to market when customers need them.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
electronics and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal
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