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Agilent Technologies Expands its DisplayPort Test Capability

Agilent Submitted Industry-First Method of Implementation for Source and Sink Test 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2007

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it expanded its DisplayPort test solution with the most flexible, comprehensive solution for design, characterization and debug, as well as compliance testing for source and sink. This allows engineers to speed up the development cycle and time to market of new personal computer displays.

Agilent offers a DisplayPort test solution for source and sink test, comprised of the DSO80804B Infiniium oscilloscope and the E4887A TMDS signal generator, and has submitted a method of implementation (MOI) to the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) for source and sink compliance tests as described by Compliance Test Specification (CTS).

DisplayPort is a new standard driven by VESA, an organization comprised of leading companies in the High Definition Digital Display industry that are driving the development of this new digital interface. As part of its standards compliance, VESA has established a comprehensive compliance test program for DisplayPort that includes product certification at independent third-party test houses for physical layer and link layer compliance testing. Physical layer test is comprised of source, sink and cable (media) test detailed in the DisplayPort CTS.

"Agilent's DisplayPort source and sink test products provide the most flexible, comprehensive solution for design, characterization and debug, as well as compliance testing," said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Digital Test Division. "It's important to provide not only the tools for DisplayPort compliance test, but the test capability to support the design engineer through the entire DisplayPort development cycle."

Benefits of Agilent's DSO80804B Infiniium oscilloscope and E4887A TMDS signal generator DisplayPort source and sink test solution include:

  • comprehensive source and sink design and characterization test capability;
  • investment protection of TDMS signal generator for both HDMI and DisplayPort testing; and
  • easier, faster compliance testing with source and sink method of implementation.

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Pricing for Agilent's DSO80804B Infiniium oscilloscope DisplayPort source test solution starts at $93,000. The DisplayPort stressed signal generator is based on the Agilent E4887A TMDS signal generator. Pricing starts at $130,000. The products are available now.

Additional information on Agilent's DisplayPort compliance test solution is available at www.agilent.com/find/DisplayPort. High-resolution images are available at www.agilent.com/find/displayport_images.

About DisplayPort

The DisplayPort digital display specification 1.1 was published by the Video Electronics Standards Association and is being endorsed by major PC manufacturers such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard Company. It promises a scalable, license-free technology that will simplify PC monitors.


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 www.agilent.com.

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Contact:

Janet Smith
+1 970 679 5397
janet_smith@agilent.com

Johanna Vallecillo
Weber Shandwick, for Agilent
+1 408 685 0615
jvallecillo@webershandwick.com