TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry’s First Universal Flash Storage Protocol-Decoding Software for

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry’s First Universal Flash
  Storage Protocol-Decoding Software for Oscilloscopes

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- February 18, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) today introduced the industry’s first
software solution for decoding the Universal Flash Storage protocol on
oscilloscopes. The new protocol decoder provides design and validation
engineers with a fast, easy way to validate and debug their UFS interfaces.

UFS is a flash storage specification for mobile devices, smartphones, digital
cameras and other consumer electronics. The standard was developed by the
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association. The electrical interface for UFS
uses the MIPI M-PHY and UniPro specifications, developed by the MIPI^TM
Alliance, a global standards body.

Agilent’s N8818A UFS protocol decoder is designed to run on Infiniium 90000A,
90000 X-Series and 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes. It decodes protocol packets
for the JEDEC’s UFS v1.1 specification. It can be used with Agilent’s N8808A
UniPro protocol decoder to view both UFS and UniPro protocols at the same
time. The software supports MIPI M-PHY speeds of up to 5.8 Gbps, which these
protocols use for their electrical layers. R&D design teams can use the
software to address their start-up debugging and validation needs.

“We understand our customers’ need for a tool to decode their UFS packets,”
said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s
Oscilloscope Products Division. “Collaboration with early adopters has enabled
us to develop decoding software for the UFS protocol. Our decoder is extremely
helpful to UFS designers for validating and ensuring their designs work as
they expect.”

The software supports:

  *Correlated protocol decoding information with analog waveforms.
  *Symbol, packet, frame and payload detail of the protocols.
  *High-speed (HS-BURST) and low-speed pulse width modulation (PWM-BURST)
    transmission modes.
  *Cyclical redundancy checks on the packets.
  *Search capability for various frames, sequences and errors.

When engineers use Agilent N8818A UFS and N8808A UniPro protocol decoders on
Infiniium 90000 Q-Series oscilloscopes, they get industry-leading, real-time
bandwidth of up to 33 GHz on four channels, with the only available 30-GHz
probing system. With the lowest noise and lowest jitter measurement floor,
Q-Series scopes ensure superior measurement accuracy.

Used together with N2809A PrecisionProbe software for the 90000 Q-Series
oscilloscope, the software gives engineers increased confidence in their UFS
product performance and helps them increase their design margins. The Agilent
U7249A transmitter conformance software package is also available for
electrical validation of the MIPI M-PHY physical layer.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent N8818A UFS protocol-decoding application is available now for
$2,500. Additional information is available at www.agilent.com/find/n8818a.
Software screen images are available at www.agilent.com/find/n8818a_images.

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
2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

MIPI is a licensed trademark of MIPI, Inc., in the U.S. and other
jurisdictions.

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Agilent Technologies Inc.
Janet Smith, +1 970-679-5397 (Americas)
janet_smith@agilent.com
Twitter: @JSmithAgilent
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Sarah Calnan, +44 (118) 927 5101 (Europe)
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or
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