TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Industry-First Capabilities for Envelope Tracking for LTE Power-Amplifier and Power

  TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Industry-First Capabilities for
  Envelope Tracking for LTE Power-Amplifier and Power-Supply Development

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- June 4, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced two software releases that
support the design and verification of envelope tracking, a technique that
improves the efficiency and linearity of power amplifiers used in mobile
handsets. New capabilities available in Agilent Signal Studio software and
Agilent 89600 VSA software will help developers quickly optimize their
envelope-tracking implementations.

In Signal Studio for LTE/LTE-Advanced (FDD or TDD), developers can now define
and optimize test stimuli for power amplifiers using envelope waveforms based
on the LTE in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) signal. In addition, the crucial timing
alignment between envelope and I/Q can be achieved with picosecond resolution
and real-time adjustments. For playback during testing, Signal Studio can
download the resulting waveforms to Agilent’s X-Series signal generators and
33500 Series waveform generators.

The latest release of Agilent 89600 VSA software is uniquely able to provide
simultaneous envelope and RF analysis, enabling users to characterize and
optimize envelope-shaping curves and time alignment. New features include
stimulus/response functions with automatic time, amplitude and phase
compensation, which simplify power amplifier measurements such as AM/AM, AM/PM
and gain compression. Through compatibility with Agilent X-Series signal
analyzers and Infiniium oscilloscopes, the software helps users achieve deeper
insights into the performance of their envelope-tracking designs.

“By providing advanced signal-creation and analysis in the RF/physical layer,
Agilent Signal Studio and 89600 VSA software can help developers thoroughly
manage and understand signal behavior inside their latest designs,” said Andy
Botka, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Microwave
Communications Division. “The new releases further illustrate our drive to
deliver first-to-market capabilities that accelerate wireless communications.”

Agilent has also added functionality to its 89600 WLA software for analysis of
LTE user equipment and base stations. In normal closed-loop operation, LTE UE
and base stations form a complex, tightly coupled link. Agilent 89600 WLA
software now provides simultaneous uplink and downlink analysis, making it
easier for users to verify behavior and troubleshoot problems. New charting
functions and enhanced sorting capabilities also make it easier to understand
message sequences and correlate RF phenomena.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Agilent Signal Studio

  *Available July 2013
  *N7624B-KFP Envelope Tracking, fixed, perpetual license: $1,000
  *N7625B-KFP Envelope Tracking, fixed, perpetual license: $1,000

Agilent 89600 VSA software

  *Available June 2013
  *89601B-200 Basic vector signal analysis, transportable license: $8,396

Agilent 89600 WLA software

  *Available June 2013
  *89620B-002 LTE wireless link analysis, transportable license: $5,610

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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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