Agilent Technologies Chosen by Allion Test Labs to Test Digital Display Technologies

Agilent Products Help Develop Future High Definition Digital Display 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2007

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that Allion Test Labs Inc. is using the Agilent HDMI product suite as the primary test solution for its newly completed HDMI 1.3b test environment. The Agilent HDMI test solution includes the DSO80804B high-performance oscilloscope, the E4887A TMDS signal generator and the N5998A protocol analyzer and generator. Allion Test Labs is an IT-testing organization based in Taiwan.

"Agilent's HDMI 1.3b test solution has one of the best test performances and faster test speed," said James Ou, Allion's technical director. "Moreover, it also offers Allion an add-on value position by helping us to develop future High Definition Digital Display testing on a global scale. Allion is also looking to expand our future DisplayPort test capabilities based on this test platform and will look forward to collaborating with Agilent again."

The Agilent HDMI test solution provides, among other benefits:

  • fast calibration time and test throughput, which increase productivity up to 50 percent;
  • in-depth characterization of HDMI source devices;
  • the most complete HDMI receiver characterization, with unique, fully integrated and instant-use jitter-injection capabilities on TMDS clock and data lanes; and
  • the highest bandwidth available on the market, allowing users to measure the true performance of their products by overcoming the limitations of existing solutions.

"Allion is a leading third-party test laboratory and has collaborated with Agilent for USB, SATA, ExpressCard and HDMI test development since 2002," said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Digital Test Division. "Agilent is committed to this alliance with Allion and to the development of future High Definition Digital Display test capability."

U.S. Pricing and Availability

The Agilent HDMI test solution is available now. Pricing for the DSO80804B high-performance oscilloscope starts at $93,000. Pricing for the E4887A TMDS signal generator starts at $130,000. The N5998A protocol analyzer and generator is priced at $36,315.

More information about the Agilent digital display test solutions is available at and

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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 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.4 billion in fiscal 2007. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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